PLI Schedules Technology And Entertainment Seminar

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 01:00

The Practising Law Institute has scheduled a CLE seminar titled Technology and Entertainment Convergence 2009: Hot Business and Legal Issues in "Technotainment" for Wednesday, September 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the PLI California Center, 685 Market Street in San Francisco.

Designed for in-house counsel and law firm attorneys who counsel television, radio, film, entertainment, technology, interactive media, telecommunications, Internet, or gaming companies, this program brings together a faculty of experienced lawyers on the cutting edge of this field. They will explore new content distribution and delivery mediums, delve into licensing and merchandising techniques, and analyze copyright, trademark, and other litigation and strategies to avoid litigation.

Specific topics to be offered include Fame gone wild: grateful appreciation or unfair exploitation; Digital laissez-faire? Copyright fair use and transformation in the new world of "technotainment"; IP and other legal issues on the virtual frontier: widgets, wikis, mashups and wizardry; and New music licensing deals, negotiation strategies, and monetization.

Among the expert faculty are Jeffrey J. Brabec, vice president, Business Affairs, Chrysalis Music Group USA; Lauren Gelman, executive director, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School; and Chris Kim, senior corporate counsel, International, Facebook.

For more information about CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events at The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To make a reservation, call (800) 260-4PLI or go to