Join the Employment Law Committee for a moderated, interactive discussion regarding AI and privacy developments for employers already using or contemplating the use of automated tools in the employment lifecycle. We'll explore best practices and strategies.
On the agenda: report on NJ UPEPA bill (Bruce Rosen); report on MA anti-SLAPP bill (Jeff Pyle); recent KS anti-SLAPP victory (Eric Weslander); Park v. Nazari - recent CA case about notices of motion and whether court can/will grant an anti-SLAPP motion as to portions of causes of action (Jordyn Ostroff). All are welcome!
Our review of the Pre-Pub/Pre-Broadcast basics focuses on a vetting hypothetical. We analyze: defamation vetting (including fair report privilege and opinion); privacy/risk of publicity vetting (specifically, reporting on private facts or minors); & newsgathering issues that arise in the pre-pub/pre-broadcast process (such as recording laws and obtaining sensitive information).
The recent example of Tesla’s in-vehicle gaming system surviving regulatory scrutiny & ongoing discussions about virtual assistants in the car show that the cross-over between media tech & vehicle tech are only beginning. The Internet & Technology committee invites a panel of infotainment & vehicle technology experts to discuss where this cross-over may lead.
This one hour presentation will cover basic but important issues to be aware of in the entertainment law world, including issues relating to the use of materials subject to copyright and trademarks, the risks involving references to real people and things, how best to use and rely upon releases and disclaimers, and more.
For the first time since 1960, Hollywood writers and actors are striking at the same time. Join Jonathan Handel, Puck contributor, entertainment attorney and preeminent expert on Hollywood unions and guilds for answers to your most pressing questions.
1st Amendment protection of commercial speech and regulation under right of publicity laws; Speech that toes the line between editorial and commercial, including when it is deemed native advertising or influencer marketing and subject to FTC jurisdiction; key principles underlying the laws governing sweepstakes and contests and best practices for navigating such promotions.
New to newsgathering or need a refresher? Join the MLRC for “Newsgathering 101” presented by the Newsgathering Committee for an overview of the newsgathering process. This seminar addresses best practices for gathering news in public and private spaces.
What is copyright? What is copyrightable? How do you get a copyright? What remedies are there for copyright infringement? What exceptions and limitations are there on copyright rights? What is fair use and what did the Supreme Court do with it in Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith (2023)? Copyright on the Internet.
Cameras and devices, or…pay phones and high school students? With Trump indictments announced in New York and Florida, and possible indictments in Georgia and D.C., please join the State Legislative Affairs and Criminal Law committees to discuss rules on access in these jurisdictions, experiences of journalists on the ground, and anticipated access fights to come.
The MLRC is pleased to announce a special series of 101 Zoom calls this summer, focused on teaching the fundamentals of various discrete areas in media law. This one-hour session is aimed at summer associates, junior associates and even veteran media attorneys who are interested in learning the basics of libel law.
David Barker and Meghan Higgins of Pinsent Masons provide an overview of the UK’s Online Safety Bill with a particular focus on the provisions applicable to the media. Dorien Verhulst of Brinkhof explains how the EU’s Digital Service Act will change online content moderation.
Generative AI is a big deal — and it's here to stay. Our journalists are all reporting on this topic, and everyone wants to find ways of using AI in their businesses. Please join us for a conversation and practical steps that we can take to protect our content and our ability to monetize it.
Open Discussion: Fox's settlement of Dominion Voting System's defamation suit; emerging trends and new developments; Inflation, Climate Change and AI, oh my!; & How are mid-year renewals going?
OK & TX avoided catastrophic changes to their Citizens Protection Act laws; UT's adoption of UPEPA; NJ's anti-SLAPP bill; a May 1 decision by CA Court of Appeal that raises questions on the scope of anti-SLAPP protection under the “public interest” provision; Resolute v. Greenpeace - a SLAPP resolved in Greenpeace’s favor after 7 years.
The MLRC Pre-Pub/Pre-Broadcast Committee's 201 series focuses on unsealing motions. The session will cover the mechanics of when, why, and how to file a successful unsealing motion, accompanied by high-profile lessons from the field, such as the Trump indictment hearing.
Frank LoMonte, (Counsel, CNN), and Micah Ratner, (Senior Asst. GC, NPR) join the State Legislative Affairs, Privacy, and Newsgathering committees in a discussion about the rise in state laws that indirectly threaten newsgathering and even publishing activities, including those aimed at protecting personal privacy and curbing freedom of information “auditors.”
Join Moses Singer attorney David Rabinowitz as he presents Copyright 201. The session will cover Ownership (registration of copyright, including troll defense; notice of copyright; termination of transfers) and Disputes (notice and take-down; remedies; statute of limitations).
Join the MLRC Newsgathering Committee's Vice Chair, Merriam Mikhail, for an important panel discussion with CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and legal experts about the considerations that newsrooms should weigh before journalists knock on a door to ask for an interview.
Join the Employment Committee for a discussion on the Writers Guild of America strike. Angel Ortiz, Associate General Counsel and Global Head, Employment and Labor Relations at TelevisaUnivision will lead our discussion, taking us through the current status, highlighting some of the most relevant issues, impacts and concerns.
Got an extensive redline back on a major A-list celebrity’s appearance release for your streamer client’s upcoming game show? Strong disagreement between your client producing a new podcast and the commissioning podcast network on how your client will be attached to film/tv derivatives? Join us for a practical walk-through of how to address these issues.
Hear from Andy Hall, Professor of Political Economics at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, on potential governance models, ethical considerations, and industry trends and predictions around the growing field of generative AI.
Indemnification and other boilerplate clauses like force majeure and effect of termination may not feel like the sexiest parts of a contract, but they can have very real implications.
Mechanics of vetting docudramas. Covering a trove of topics such as: the main legal issues to spot; the role of securing life rights/other waivers; the choice to fictionalize certain characters/create composite characters; defending against libel-in-fiction & right-of-publicity claims; the role of disclaimers; & how much protection the 1st Amendment provides to creative or satirical content.
Pay Transparency Laws: What Media Employers Should Know and Best Practices & Strategies for Compliance
Several states have implemented pay transparency laws that have gone into effect within the past year. Join the Employment Law Committee for a panel discussion on the implementation of recent pay transparency laws, the impact these laws are having on employers and employees, and best practices and strategies for media employers.
Join us for a discussion — with IAB and IAB Tech Lab’s General Counsel Michael Hahn, and IAB’s Assistant General Counsel Tony Ficarrotta — of the MSPA and the industry compliance challenges it addresses.
Matt Leish of Miller Korzenik on SLAPP case, Golan v. Daily News; Matt Schafer of Paramount Global & Tanvi Valsangikar of Penguin Random House on their article “The Application of the New York Anti-SLAPP Scheme in Federal Court”; & Marc Randazza, on SD 2094, an anti-SLAPP bill introduced recently in the Massachusetts legislature.
The Internet & Technology Law Committee's first meeting of 2023 discussing generative AI with Joyce Li of Morrison Foerster. An overview of what the technology is, the major players and some of the ethical and legal issues that have arisen.
The Clinic is led by Caleb Donaldson from Google, who takes us through a mock exercise involving apps and content. The clinic covers intermediary liability, terms of service, and fair use.
The Metaverse and the exposures it will pose to media and entertainment companies and their insurers; important decisions & developments in insurance coverage law; predictions for 2023; committee results from 2022 and plans for 2023.
An overview of the ad tech industry, followed by a deep dive into the new U.S. privacy state laws that will regulate it, presented by Fernando Bohorquez Jr. (Partner, BakerHostetler).
A discussion of when a claim “accrues” under the Copyright Act’s 3-year statute of limitations and what constitutes discovery and republication for purposes of the statute of limitations.
Join the BBC’s David Attfield, Bloomberg’s Katie Graham, Dow Jones’ Jake Goldstein, the New York Times’ Dana Green and Reuters’ Julia Atcherley for a lively discussion of global pre-publication review.
Presentations on: the Colorado Court of Appeals anti-SLAPP case L.S.S. v. S.A.P.; Legal Network for Journalists at Risk; Jha v. Khan, the first UPEPA appellate decision in the United States, issued by Washington’s Court of Appeals; and the UK Model Anti-SLAPP law.
We will catch up with one another, meet new members, and discuss recent employment law issues that have arisen, such as the recent U.S. Labor Department worker status proposal and any other hot topics our members are seeing and want to share with the Committee. We also look forward to hearing your ideas on topics…
We are joined by two wonderful guest speakers: David Sternbach, Senior Vice President of Content, Production & Risk at A+E Networks and Alison Schary, counsel at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
The latest developments in remuneration for news organizations, vis-à-vis Big Tech, across various countries, including France, Canada, Australia, England and the US.
Please join the MLRC Internet & Technology Law Committee virtually for an in-depth review of the Dobbs v Jackson decision and its implications, particularly for technology companies.
The session will feature Committee Co-Chair Mickey Osterreicher speaking with Kerry Fleming, Manager of the FAA System Operations Support Center, and John Meehan, the FAA's Public Safety Liaison with the FAA’s Office of UAS Integration.
Tyler Thompson of Greenberg Traurig will discuss mobile app compliance requirements (spoiler alert – there are many!). New requirements from Apple and Google will be discussed, as well as other mobile app regulatory concerns and best practices.
The committee meets bimonthly and focuses its attention on recent SLAPP rulings, the progress of new anti-SLAPP bills in state legislatures without strong SLAPP legislation, possible model SLAPP statutes, and advice and counsel on securing federal anti-SLAPP protections.
An exploration of lawsuits funded by third parties—why it matters, how to find out who's behind the funding, its effect on settlement efforts, and more.
Join the Media Deals Committee for a “Media Acquisitions 101” session with Trevor Norwitz, a partner in the corporate department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, to discuss the basics media that are helpful to know for entertainment & media counsel (even when relying on corporate outside or co-counsel).
Learn more about how Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act prevent internet service providers from being held responsible for content posted by their users.
Moderated by Nancy Felsten, Davis Wright Tremaine. With Serena Viswanathan, Associate Director for Advertising Practices at the FTC, and Laura Brett, Vice President, National Advertising Division at BBB National Programs.
This 101 presented by Edward Fenno and Eric Robinson addresses access to record, courts, and government meetings; other access issues such as access to private property, drones & police bodycams; source confidentiality; receiving documents from leakers and more.
What is copyright? What is copyrightable? What remedies are there for copyright infringement? What exceptions and limitations are there on copyright rights? What is a fair use?
This workshop is structured as issue spotting around hypotheticals, identifying potential legal pitfalls that arise in the reporting process, including defamation, privacy, newsgathering, right of publicity and recording laws.
A discussion of the new Copyright Claims Board with Copyright Claims Officer, Brad Newberg, The Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, and whether to remove “old” material from websites based on developments and uncertainty in the law.
This session covers what the plaintiff has to prove in a libel case, defenses that you might have under the First Amendment and common law, the differences in defending cases brought by public and private figures, and the effect of corrections, denials, implications of fact, and using anonymous sources.
We invite you to join the Technology and Internet Law Committee as we welcome speakers who are no strangers to challenging issues in digital law to take us through breaking developments.
Join the Anti-SLAPP and International committees as we discuss international developments in Anti-SLAPP laws, including a discussion of progress in Canada, the EU, and the UK.
In this program, “NFT IP Pioneer” Jeremy S. Goldman from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz PC will go under the hood of the Web3 ecosystem, showing how blockchain, smart contracts, NFTs, online marketplaces, digital wallets, and the Web3 community operate, transact and communicate.
We will discuss with Adam Rose, the Press Rights Chair of the Los Angeles Press Club, the status of the Committee’s mobilization efforts focused on state rules on cameras in the courtroom including a discussion of both efforts in California to expand remote access to courts through live audio feeds as well as Maryland’s cameras…
We'll focus on the realities and necessities of releases—particularly in documentaries, but in film more generally—and how the need for releases relates to the law, insurers, and distributor demands.
We're very excited to hold our first clinic on news vetting! Al-Amyn Sumar of the New York Times and Jesse Feitel of Davis Wright Tremaine have prepared a mock article.
The metaverse goes beyond the virtual world of video games as it is set to impact technology, the economy, the law and possibly society as a whole.
Join us for a discussion of the latest on issues affecting journalists in Russia and Ukraine. Also the UK supreme court ruling against Bloomberg News that makes it harder for British media outlets to publish information about individuals subject to criminal investigations.
Join us for a discussion of the complexities raised by so-called “friendly” requests for journalists to participate in investigations or lawsuits focused on protecting the press.
Join us for open discussion of war exclusions and related policy provisions that may limit or preclude insurance coverage during hostilities between nations; insurance coverage for NFT's; and the question of whether confidentiality always guaranteed in mediation communications.
Employment & Litigation Committees: Enforcement & Resolution Strategies for Non-Competes in the Media Industry
With guest speakers Gary Fowler, ADR Professional, JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator; and Emily Kowey Roth, a member of the Duane Morris Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Practice Group.
Hannah Taylor, Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit, will provide an overview of NFTs and will answer your burning questions: What, exactly is an NFT, and are they here to stay?
Updates on Anti-SLAPP activity in Arizona, Hawaii and Kentucky, as well as a discussion of the New York Anti-SLAPP statute as interpreted in the Carroll v. Trump and Dr. Luke v. Ke$ha cases.
A wave of new copyright litigation against the music streaming platform Pandora and an update in the years-long arbitration involving the estate of Harper Lee and the stage adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
We were thrilled to be joined by Shushana Jachobov, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at The New York Times, and Jamie Stockton, Business Affairs Executive at the Creative Artists Agency, who both have first-hand experience with deals legacy publishers have been entering into with Hollywood.
We will welcome three experienced executives who regularly work with lawyers and are uniquely positioned to share insights on deal making trends, predictions for the year to come, and what makes for good lawyering in the business generally
Bob Nelon, who will discuss a favorable decision from the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals affirming dismissal of a defamation/false light/other claims suit under the Oklahoma Citizens Participation Act
A virtual holiday party and two substantive panels: 2021 Media and Entertainment Claims Review and Trends, and Underwriting Market Conditions - Present, Current and Future.
Internet Law Committee Meeting: Data Access and Investigative Journalism — Legal Challenges and Issues
Following from the Summer programming on data journalism, this panel event further explores the importance of data to investigative journalism, and the legal barriers to accessing information for data-driven reporting on issues of public interest.
Our usual Carmine's lunch is virtual this year, but it's still a good opportunity to mingle with colleagues and discuss the accomplishments and plans of MLRC's diverse roster of committees. All members are welcome.
Hear Cameron Stracher and Edward Rosenthal share their insights and join your fellow committee members in a dynamic discussion on these rapidly developing areas of copyright litigation.
Advertising & Commercial Speech Committee Meeting: Hot Advertising Issues for Online Media Publishers
Topics include CBD/cannabis advertising, sports gambling, cryptocurrency, privacy and political advertising.
Paul Glader of Vett News discuss a new software system to streamline the handling of requests for corrections. The second half of the meeting is an open discussion of recommended approaches for effective handling of corrections.
A discussion with Santa Clara Law Professor Eric Goldman and Google Public Policy Analyst Jess Miers about how the current legal landscape safeguards free expression online and empowers Internet services to responsibly manage content.
Join Steve Zansberg as he leads a discussion of the current state of law on recording police in the performance of their official duties and current cases testing the remedies against police efforts to shut down that recording.
We talk with journalists, editors, and in-house counsel about the digital threats their newsrooms are experiencing and how to support them while balancing our First Amendment principles.
Dorien Verhulst explains the current state of digital services and markets regulation in Europe, updating the topic of a terrific article she recently co-authored for the MLRC Legal Frontiers in Digital Media conference. Mark Stephens follows with a few remarks on the state of play in the UK.
A workshop on the application and underwriting process, key policy provisions to look for, effective claims reporting and handling, types of coverages needed and current hot topics.
This workshop will be structured as issue spotting around one or more hypotheticals, identifying reporting potential legal pitfalls, including defamation, privacy, newsgathering, right of publicity and agreements with sources.
We discuss open records (FOIA) and open meetings laws, access to courts and their participants (including gag orders), other access issues (such as access to private property, surveillance and drones), police issues (such as recording the police and responding to police demands on scene), phone recording and wiretap, promises of confidentiality to sources, lawful obtainment…
This workshop will provide an overview of U.S. and international data privacy and security laws, with a focus on advising companies on how to comply with a patchwork of emerging requirements, operationalize a privacy program, and prepare and respond to data security breaches.
This workshop covers what the plaintiff has to prove in a libel case, defenses that you might have under the First Amendment and common law, the differences in defending cases brought by public and private figures, and the effect of corrections, denials, implications of fact, and using anonymous sources.
The Internet Law Committee is proud to present a discussion on the legal challenges that hinder journalists access to data.
Two Adobe reps will join us to discuss its new Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI), a slate of new tools for authenticating the provenance of digital content.