Bridging a Troubled Stream: Confronting Legal Issues at the Nexus of Entertainment and Technology

A symposium presented by Entertainment Law Society at UC Irvine

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
EDU 1111, UC Irvine School of Law (map)

Conference Schedule (tentative)

  • 9:00–9:40 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:40-9:45 a.m. Introduction by Symposium Editors John Bissett and Yashina Burns
  • 9:45–11:15 a.m. Panel 1: Remote & Cloud-Based Television Services Post-Aereo | Video (UCINetID login) >
    • Elyse D. Echtman, Partner (Commercial Litigation), Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    • Warren S. Grimes, Professor of Law, Southwestern School of Law
    • Elizabeth Valentina, Vice President of Content Protection Litigation, Fox Entertainment Group
    • Moderator: R. Anthony Reese, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, UC Irvine School of Law
  • 11:15 a.m. Special Welcome by Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Irvine School of Law
  • 11:25 a.m.–12:55 p.m. Panel 2: Reviewing the ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees in the Age of Digital Distribution
    • Corey Field, Of Counsel, Ballard Spahr LLP
    • Joseph R. Wetzel, Partner, King & Spalding
    • Lee Knife, Executive Director, Digital Media Association
    • Moderator: Dina LaPolt, Attorney, LaPolt Law, P.C.
  • 12:55–2:10 p.m. LUNCH and KEYNOTE by Chris Piazzola, Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Hulu,
    with introduction by Jack Lerner, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic, UC Irvine School of Law
  • 2:10–3:50 p.m. Panel 3: The FCC’s Vote on Net Neutrality: Implications, Predictions, and Perspectives | Video (UCINetID login) >
    • Scott Jordan, Chief Technology Officer, FCC
    • Art Neill, Founder & Executive Director, New Media Rights
    • Christopher W. Savage, Partner & Co-Chair of Communications Practice at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    • Moderator: Jon Healey, Editorial Writer, LA Times
  • 3:50–4:30 p.m. Opportunity for Meet & Greet/Networking
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner for speakers and student organizers

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