NYSB Focuses On Creative Property And Content Protection In The Digital Age

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 00:00

Leaders at the center of the entertainment industry will discuss how legal practitioners can best protect their clients' creative property in the digital age at the Entertainment Business Law Seminar at CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival in New York City on Friday, October 22, 2010 at New York University's Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, in the Richard L. Rosenthal Pavilion.This year's all-day seminar titled, How To Take It With You, is hosted by the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival in association with the Entertainment Arts & Sports Law (EASL) Section of the New York State Bar Association.

In today's digital world, with the development of ever faster, better and more powerful handheld devices such as the Android or the iPAD, the entertainment industry is scrambling to keep pace and capitalize on this new mobile marketplace that makes creative content available at consumers' fingertips, whenever and wherever they want it.With these new formats come new legal questions. This year's seminar will examine how creative, marketing and legal practitioners in the entertainment industry can protect creative property while ensuring that it is fully mobile - physically, internationally and even posthumously.

"In this new and exciting period, legal practitioners must balance two potentially competing demands: first, that we must do everything possible to ensure that the artist's creation - whether it is a song, film or video - can be delivered to the target audience through the most-up-to-date medium, and second, that we ensure that the unique product that has been created remains under the control of the artists and business entities that support them for both artistic and financial reasons," said Judith B. Prowda, chair of the state bar's EASL section.

Joanne Abbot Green, co-owner of CMJ Network Inc. and founder and executive producer of CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival said, "The legal profession plays a vital role in ensuring that artists and the entertainment industry continue to be successful, particularly during these rapidly changing and turbulent times. CMJ is thrilled to be a partner with the New York State Bar Association in creating the best forum for attorneys to discuss all sides of this complex world of product mobility and the constructive role they must play in it."

For information about available CLE credits and fees, visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for the program visit www.nysba.org/cle.