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EASL Spring Meeting - 5/21/14

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Herrick, Feinstein LLP | 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Cost to Attend: EASL Members: $60.00 | NYSBA (Non-EASL) Members: $100.00 | Non-NYSBA Members: $125.00 | NYSBA Law Students: $35.00

3.5 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice, this program in not transitional, and therefore does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys

3:00pm - 4:45pm: Cutting-Edge Case Developments in Entertainment Law

Stan Soocher, Esq., Editor-in-Chief, Entertainment Law & Finance

Topics will include, among others: discovery limits in digital-download royalty litigation, TV series development partnerships, investor rights in film projects, personal jurisdiction in copyright termination suits, termination rights vs. copyright assignment extensions, impact of statute of limitations for copyright ownership claims on that for infringement actions, legal malpractice rulings, work for hire in videogame content creation, author's reserved rights vs. publisher e-book formats, when an artist self-releases an album during artist/label litigation, and attempts by talent to demand edits in films.

5:00pm - 6:15 pm: Protecting and Enforcing Publicity Rights in Social Media

Barry Werbin Esq., Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Brian Chase Esq., - General Counsel, FourSquare
Julie Feldman Esq., - Partner at Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams LLP
Brian Murphy Esq., - Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

This panel will address the issues and challenges presented by the Right of Publicity within the context of Social Media. The discussion will include an overview of the nature of the right, and how it relates to and differs from other types of privacy rights. Panelists will describe the changing models for online advertising and marketing, including so-called "native advertising," and how this evolution has made it far more difficult to determine what uses are "commercial," as opposed to the conveyance of first amendment protected information when publicity rights are implicated. We will discuss celebrity efforts to enforce their rights of publicity to prevent what they consider to be online commercial uses of their names and personas, social media site usage policies and the risks caused by user contributions to social media, contests and sweepstakes, as well as by brand and other uses of such techniques as Facebook "likes" and Twitter "retweets." We also will cover the related issues raised by FTC Endorsement guidelines and other relevant federal and state regulations."
Reception to Follow

For question about the program: Beth Gould - Bgould@nysba.org
To register over the phone call the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452


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