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Right of Publicity & Related Claims

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2014

BRUCE KELLER: OK, everyone, now for the Right of Publicity presentation portion of the program. I'm just going to introduce Kelli Sager, who is our principal speaker this afternoon. Kelli is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine in LA. And she's got more than 28 years of experience representing broadcasters, and cable companies, and phone companies, and magazines, and newspapers, and authors, and publishers. And has just about done it all, but she does ...

Legal Ethics for Media Lawyers: Current Issues

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2014

SPEAKER: Welcome back everybody. We are going to begin, even though people are still drifting in from the lunchroom, with the ethics portion of the program. Let me begin by introducing Bruce Johnson, who is chairing this section of the program again for us, thank you Bruce. He is a veteran litigator whose expertise includes advising on First Amendment issues. Particularly those involving commercial speech. And I held this up yesterday, but not enough ...

Reporter's Privilege and Anonymous Speech

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2014

LEE LEVINE: All right. If everybody could take their seats, we're going to get started. Another logistical announcement, this is another one of those segments in the program, like yesterday, where there is not going to be a break between this panel and the next one. So that at 11:15, when this panel ends, I'm going to ask all the panelists, on this panel, to exit stage left. And all the panelists on the access panel will enter stage right. You all ...

Access

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2014

LEE LEVINE: Give the panelists a second to get seated, and then we will begin. After a year's hiatus, I am happy to report and to introduce to you the return of the access panel. We took a year off last year because we had so much to talk about with respect to Snowden and leak investigations and everything, but access is back, and we're very happy to have as our principal speaker this year David McCraw. David is Vice President and Assistant General ...

Intellectual Property

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2014

BRUCE P. KELLER: All right, everybody, it's Friday afternoon. We're going to try and keep on time so we can conclude on time. So I am going to begin the intellectual property section of the program by starting with the introduction of our principal speaker, Mary Snapp, who's back again and, every year, takes us around the world of intellectual property developments that relate to communications law, and will do so again. Mary, for those of you who ...

Newsgathering Liability

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2014

LEE LEVINE: OK, everyone. Please take your seats. We're back for the last panel of the day. And that is The Law of Newsgathering Liability. I'm going to proceed as we have with the other panels and introduce the speaker first, and then introduce the other panelists to you when we get to the discussion portion. Our long time principal speaker on the newsgathering liability panel, Tom Weatherbury, is unfortunately unable to be with us today. He is in ...

Hot Issues in Social Media

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2014

EMILIA SIMA: Jeffrey, without further ado. JEFFREY P. CUNARD: Thank you, Sima. Well, thank you all for staying for what I like to think is among the most exciting of the panels at this program. It's particularly exciting for me this time, because unlike the usual PLI communications law panel, where it's the same people more or less year after year-- we have great people-- this year, aside from RonNell, we have all new panelists. So, I want to welcome ...

Developments in First Amendment Jurisprudence

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2014

LEE LEVINE: All right, everybody. We're going to start back up. If you could get your seats. We move now from the halls of the regulatory agency to the halls of the Supreme Court, and to some extent the courts of appeals. This is our annual session on developments in First Amendment jurisprudence. I will introduce the rest of the panelists after the principal presentation. And that presentation will be made again this year by Paul Smith. Paul is ...

Aereo: What Does the Supreme Court's Decision Mean for Other Internet Video and Cloud-Based Services? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 17, 2014

SPEAKER 1: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Bruce Keller. BRUCE KELLER: Welcome everybody. We're going to organize today's briefing by having a series of questions that we've created largely based on comments that we've seen in the press, in the blogosphere, all public record information and all part of the intense interest that has accompanied this case since it was filed. And we thought that since it's an audio conference only, ...

Halliburton and Trends in Securities Class Actions

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Recorded on: Jul. 15, 2014

HOWARD: Our next panel is going to talk more about some recent class action developments in the securities litigation field, particularly the Supreme Court's very recent decision in Halliburton. And for this presentation we have-- It's going to be like point, counterpoint. We've got a leading lawyer on the plaintiff's bar side, who I'll introduce in a moment, and a leading securities defense counsel. And I'm glad I'm not in between them, because there ...

Privacy

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Recorded on: Jan. 30, 2014

SPEAKER 1: With that, let's put that frivolity behind us and let's start with John and talk about how Cox approaches privacy? JOHN P. SPALDING: OK. Thank you, Howard. I'll start by giving a quick overview of who Cox Communications is today. We're a family-owned broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, internet, telephone, and home security services over our own nationwide IP network. We're the third largest ...

Cable's Role in Wireless

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Recorded on: Jan. 30, 2014

TARA M. CORVO: OK. We're going to jump right into our last panel of the conference which is cable's role in wireless. I'd like to introduce our panelists. To my left, is Michele Farquhar. Michele is a partner with Hogan Lovells. She focuses her practice on commercial and private wireless and mass media regulation, strategic planning on complex spectrum allocation, and auction related transactional issues, and global telecommunications and competition ...

New Issues Arising in Affiliate Deals in A Mulitplatform Era

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Recorded on: Jan. 30, 2014

TARA M. CORVO: OK, Grace is on a mission. And we continue. So the next panel is actually something that is new this year. We developed it in response to comments from you. The comments on people's feedback forms are really helpful. And one comment that we got several times last year is that you'd like to see panels focus more on real life business issues and how these regulatory questions affect people's actual business decisions and lives in the ...

Program Overview

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Recorded on: Jan. 30, 2014

GRACE O'HANLON: It's now my pleasure to introduce you to the chairs of today's program, Howard Symons and Tara Corvo. Howard chairs the communications practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo. A communications industry veteran with more than 30 years experience, including several years as an adviser to key members of Congress on landmark policy issues, Howard represents cable, wireless, and telecommunications companies and trade ...

Latest Regulatory Developments Affecting Cable's Voice Buisness

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Recorded on: Jan. 30, 2014

HOWARD J. SYMONS: I guess people will trickle in. Welcome back to our final panel of the day. This one is a real test to see if you're awake. JOSE M. JIMENEZ: Hey. HOWARD J. SYMONS: Oh, I'm sorry. These guys have thick skin. It's OK. This is the panel on the cable voice services on the issue confronting cable operators as providers of voice. And as I mentioned this morning, in the introduction, this has been, for a number of years now, an important ...

Right of Publicity & Related Claims

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Recorded on: Nov. 18, 2013

BRUCE KELLER: All right, we're going to move right to the right of publicity segment of the program this morning. So if you could take your seats while the panel gets themselves settled, and I will begin by reminding people that if they want to email questions, they send it to webcast@pli.edu. And I will now introduce the presenter, Kelli Sager, who's a partner at the Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine. Kelli-- to those of you who have been ...

Electronic Media Regulation

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Recorded on: Nov. 18, 2013

SEEMA LAL MEEHAN: Now it's my pleasure to introduce to you the co-chairs of today's program, Bruce Keller, Lee Levin, and Jeffrey Cunard. Bruce Keller is a partner at the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton and leads the firm's intellectual property litigation practice. During his career, Mr. Keller has litigated a number of widely publicized IP, First Amendment, and other entertainment-related cases. He has written and lectured extensively ...

Developments in First Amendment Jurisprudence

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Recorded on: Nov. 18, 2013

LEE LEVINE: Welcome everyone, to the second panel of the morning-- our First Amendment panel. Unlike the previous panel, I'm very pleased to report that we have no changes in the faculty on this panel. For this year, we return our all-star cast of the last several years. I will introduce all of them to you after the principal presentation. The principal presentation this year will be made by Jack Weiss-- who has, in many previous years, for those ...

Newsgathering Liability

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Recorded on: Nov. 18, 2013

LEE LEVINE: All right, everyone. We're going to get started with the afternoon sessions. And some of you may have noticed-- and I think emails were sent around about this. We rejiggered the schedule for this afternoon in light of current events. As a result of which, we will not this year be having the traditional access panel that we've had in the past, but we will treat some access issues during this afternoon. And there are the outline for the ...

Reporters Privilege and Anonymous Speech

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Recorded on: Nov. 18, 2013

LEE LEVINE: All right We're going to get started. The final session of this afternoon is the expanded program on reporter's privilege, which as I mentioned earlier, has been expanded because there is lots and lots of important and interesting things to talk about. Our speaker, as always, is George Freeman, of counsel to the Jenner & Block firm and prior to that longtime in-house counsel at The New York Times. I will introduce the rest of the panelists ...

Hot Issues in Social Media

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Recorded on: Nov. 18, 2013

JEFFREY CUNARD: Ahem, ahem, ahem. It's time to get seated. We have a tremendous panel to talk about hot issues in social media. Two reminders. First, as you know by now, if you have any questions, you can email them to webcast at pli.edu. And second, speaking on behalf of my co-chairs, we would very much appreciate your filling out the evaluations, which are accessible through your personal iPads there. And without any further ado, let me introduce ...

Intellectual Property

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Recorded on: Nov. 18, 2013

BRUCE P. KELLER: We're going to start with the intellectual property segment. And as is always the case, we kick it off with a tour around the intellectual property world presented by Mary Snapp, who's Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the Products and Services Division in Microsoft's Law and Corporate Affairs Department, where she oversees the work of over 200 lawyers and legal professionals who provide support to all of Microsoft's ...

On-Line Defamation: The Latest Developments and Trends 2013 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jan. 28, 2013

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, On-Line Defamation, the Latest Developments and Trends. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the Course Handbook tab in the ...

Developments in First Amendment Jurisprudence

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Recorded on: Nov. 28, 2012

LEE LEVINE: Welcome back, everyone, from break. This is the time in the proceedings where we traditionally take a look at what's going on specifically at the Supreme Court, and more generally, with respect to developments in First Amendment jurisprudence that overarch all of the other subjects we talk about for the rest of the conference starting now. Our principal speaker, as he has been for each of the last five years, is Paul Smith, who is the ...

Reporters Privilege and Anonymous Speech

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Recorded on: Nov. 28, 2012

LEE LEVINE: We start the afternoon session with reporter's privilege and anonymous speech. Just a warning, we will move seamlessly from this session to the next session on access. So you'll simply be able to stand and stretch your legs as we switch panels. There will be an actual real break after the access session and before the social media panel. All right, well, we will start by introducing our principal speaker, George Freeman. George has been ...

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