EASL SPRING MEETING
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
2 Park Avenue,
New York, NY 10016
Cost to Attend: EASL Members: $50.00 | NYSBA (Non-EASL) Members: $90.00 | Non-NYSBA Members: $100.00 | NYSBA Law Students: $25.00
3.5 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice. This program in not transitional, and therefore does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys
3:00pm - 4:30pm: Cutting-Edge Case Developments in Entertainment Law
Stan Soocher, Esq., Editor-in-Chief, Entertainment Law & Finance
Discussion of recent cases covering issues such as 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.
4:40pm - 6:10 pm: Counseling Clients on the Use of Trademarked and Copyrighted Works in Media Productions
Barry Werbin Esq., Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Cathy Carapella, VP of Global ImageWorks
Dr. Theodore Feder, President of Artist Rights Society
Jill C. Greenwald, Esq., Assistant Chief Counsel ABC, Inc.
Topics covered will include use and licensing of photographs, art and trademarked building imagery in film and TV productions, researching ownership or control of copyrighted works of art and design, and evaluating the time and expense needed to obtain rights and clearances. The panel will consist of attorneys with deep experience with these issues and professionals with clearance companies who will address industry standards and practical recommendations. The presentation will include hypotheticals and images that illustrate the challenges.
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