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NY Chapter Luncheon - Aereo: In the Wake of the Supreme Court Argument
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Barry Werbin will tee up the program with an overview of the legal landscape of Aereo and similar services, and then moderate a discussion with Jonathan Band and Hillel Parness, who have each been Counsel of Record on amicus briefs in this case with varying points of view.

5/1/2014
When: Thursday, May 1, 2014
12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Princeton Club
15 West 43rd Street
New York, New York  10036
United States
Contact: Amy Niokerson
(212) 354-6401


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Together with the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and in recognition of World IP Day, the New York Chapter of the CSUSA is extending its season with a special program reviewing the Aereo broadcast streaming case argued in the Supreme Court on April 22nd. The Supreme Court will review a Second Circuit ruling permitting Aereo, Inc. to continue streaming over-the-air television broadcasts to its paying subscribers without licenses from the networks or other content providers.  The Second Circuit majority affirmed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction, holding that Aereo’s dedication of one antenna to each subscriber at any given time (hence thousands of separate antennas) allowing each transmission to go to only a single user does not constitute a "public" performance and therefore does not violate the copyright owners' public performance right.  Second Circuit judge Denny Chin argued, in dissent, that the Aereo service is "over-engineered" to take advantage of a loophole in the Copyright Act’s “Transmit Clause” in the definition of a public performance.  With federal courts in Massachusetts and Utah ruling for and against Aereo, respectively, and similar cases for FilmOnX in California and Washington, D.C. following Judge Chin's lead, this issue is ripe for Supreme Court review and our discussion of what constitutes a "public performance" under the Copyright Act.


At our May 1st luncheon, Barry Werbin will tee up the program with an overview of the legal landscape of Aereo and similar services, and then moderate a discussion with Jonathan Band and Hillel Parness, who have each been Counsel of Record on amicus briefs in this case with varying points of view.


Time:
12:00 pm -12:30 pm Networking Reception (cash bar)
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Program (Please note: event will end promptly)


Cost: Early Bird - $70.00 (Members) $85.00 (Nonmembers) $33.00 (Students - Limited; please email requests to amy@csusa.org)

CLE: The Copyright Society of the USA is a NY CLE Approved Provider. This course is Transitional and Nontransitional and provides 1.0 Professional Practice Credit (based on 50 minutes).

Registration Deadline: NOON - APRIL 28, 2014
Online or send check to: The Copyright Society of the USA, 1 East 53rd Street Floor 8, New York NY 10022

F: 212 354-6401 E: amy@csusa.org 

COURSE MATERIALS

Our distinguished panel of speakers will include:
Barry Werbin is a partner at Herrick, Feinstein LLP where he chairs its Intellectual Property and Technology Group. Barry has extensive practice in Internet law, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, infringement and a broad variety of IP-related transaction matters. He is an active member of the intellectual property community and formerly lectured at St. Johns Law School and Parsons School of Design. He received his undergraduate degree from the City University of New York, Queens College and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review

Hillel Parness is a founding partner of the New York office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Hillel is a highly seasoned litigator and represents a broad variety of individuals and companies in matters arising from emerging technology, media and the Internet. Hillel received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law where he currently teaches Internet law and intellectual property classes as an adjunct professor.

Jonathan Band
has practiced law for over twenty years and currently manages his own law firm. Jonathan has built special expertise in the intersection between intellectual property and information technology and counsels many Internet company clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues. He is also an experienced legislative advocate and has represented clients with respect to the drafting of influential intellectual property laws including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA). Jonathan received his undergraduate degree with honors from Harvard College and his J.D. from Yale Law School.


Thank you to the following members of the Planning Committee:
Daniela Cassorla
Craig Mende, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.,
Matthew Moore, BuzzFeed, Inc.
Robert J. Rando, The Rando Law Firm P.C.
Barry Werbin, Herrick, Feinstein LLP 

In recognition of years of outstanding, tireless and dedicated service to the New York Chapter, the Copyright Society would like to extend extra-special thanks to Craig Mende, who will be concluding his tenure as Co-Chair with this last meeting of the season.

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