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October 13, 2010

NARM - Entertainment Law Conference Series - Los Angeles

This is your chance to interact with industry advocates and influencers on the entertainment industry’s most pressing legal and policy issues:

For event venue, pricing and registration information, click here.  Members, log in to your member area to get your $50 off discount code. 
Application for accreditation of this course in California is currently pending.

Preliminary Agenda

After YouTube and Veoh: Have Courts (or Congress) Failed Creators or Struck the Right Balance? Prominent lawyers will debate recent judicial decisions interpreting the DMCA’s notice-and-takedown safe harbor, and discuss business, enforcement and legislative options for all stakeholders.

  • Russ Frackman (Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp)
  • Michael Elkin (Winston & Strawn)
  • Ron Wheeler (Sr. VP, Content Protection, Fox Entertainment Group/News Corporation)
  • Moderator: Jon Healey (The Los Angeles Times)

The Developing Storm of Copyright Termination: Who Wins, Who Loses, and How Will it Really Work?  This panel will discuss the policy rationale underlying copyright termination, the practical challenges and costs of exercising termination rights, and the business opportunities that termination creates.

  • Chris Castle (Christian L. Castle Attorneys)
  • Corey Field (Ballard Spahr, LLP)
  • Dawn Chmielewski (The Los Angeles Times)

iPhone Jailbreaking Now Legal!! Does This (or Any Other DMCA Circumvention Decision) Really Matter?  One branch of government approves hacking the iPhone to install unapproved apps, but a court rules that RealNetworks cannot hack DVDs even if a consumer’s unapproved copy is itself copy protected and cannot be further distributed. Do these decisions conflict or can they be aligned; and do they really matter in the real world where hacks are ubiquitous?

  • Sandra Aistars (VP and Associate GC, IP, Time Warner)
  • Jonathan Band (Policy Bandwidth)
  • Jack Lerner (USC Law)
  • Steve Metaitz (Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp)
  • Moderator: Jonathan Handel (TroyGould)

The Digital First Sale Doctrine: Who Owns — or Licenses — Digital Products and Content?  This panel will debate several ongoing cases that may define whether purchasers of games, music and business software are “owners” or merely licensees, and whether the first sale doctrine has any continuing viability.

  • Christian Genetski (Zwillinger Genetski, LLP)
  • Joe Gratz (Durie Tangri, represents Augusto)
  • Clara Shin (Howard Rice)
  • Corynne McSherry (Staff Attorney and Kahle Promise Fellow, Electronic Frontier Foundation)
  • Moderator: Gary Greenstein (Wilson Sonsini)

Join us following the program for a cocktail reception sponsored by Ballard Spahr.


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