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)

This symposium will examine current legal issues at the nexus of entertainment and technology in a rapidly changing digital frontier. The internet has given the public unprecedented access to digital information, and it has forced the entertainment industry to come to terms with the reality that it no longer retains the control over the distribution of its wares that it once did.

Experts from the legal, technological, business, media, entertainment, and government sectors will all come together at this symposium to discuss the consequences of legal decisions on access to entertainment in the internet age. The panelists at this symposium will explore questions that directly affect the way consumers access entertainment, how artists and entertainers create content, and the future landscape of entertainment and information distribution.

This conference will feature three panels and a keynote speaker with networking breaks between the panels and thereafter. Each panel will have roughly three speakers and one moderator, allowing for ample time for each panelist to speak.

Panel Topics

  • Remote & Cloud-Based Television Services Post-Aereo
  • ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees in the Age of Digital Distribution
  • The FCC’s Vote on Net Neutrality: Implications, Predictions, and Perspectives

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This event is approved for 5.25 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California.
UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.

Keynote Speaker

  • Chris Piazzola, Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Hulu

Additional Speakers

  • Warren S. Grimes, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School
  • Elyse D. Echtman, Partner (Commercial Litigation), Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Elizabeth Valentina, Vice President of Content Protection Litigation, Fox Entertainment Group
  • R. Anthony Reese, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, UC Irvine School of Law
  • Corey Field, Of Counsel, Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Scott Jordan, Chief Technology Officer, FCC
  • Art Neill, Founder & Executive Director, New Media Rights
  • Jon Healey, Editorial Writer, Los Angeles Times
  • Joseph R. Wetzel, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Dina LaPolt, Attorney, LaPolt Law, P.C.
  • Lee Knife, Executive Director, Digital Media Association
  • Christopher W. Savage, Partner & Co-Chair of Communications Practice at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact UC Irvine School of Law at (949) 824-0066