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2018 CSUSA Midwinter Meeting Program Materials

2018 MiDWinter Meeting Program Materials

 

          


  Friday, February 2
9:15 AM

Opening Remarks
Nancy Wolff, CSUSA President

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Session 1
International Round-Up: Around the World in an Hour

Speakers:

Casey Chisick
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Aldo de Landa
Arochi & Lindner S.C.

Martin Schaefer
Boehmert & Boehmert

Materials:

Session Outline and Index of Resources

Presentation

Part I

  1. Case C-275/15, ITV Broad. Ltd. et al. v.  TV Catchup Ltd. et al, March 1, 2017
  2. Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the Harmonisation of Certain Aspects of Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society, 2001 O.J. (L 167) 10 (the "InfoSec Directive")
  3. Case C-527/15, Stichting Brein v. Wullems ("Filmspeler"), April 26, 2017
  4. Case C-610/15, Stichting Brein v. Ziggo BV et al. ("The Pirate Bay"), June 14, 2017
  5. Case C-265/16, VCAST Ltd. v. RTI, November 29, 2017

Part II

  1. Copyright Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-42.
  2. A Consultation on Options for Reform to the Copyright Board of Canada, Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Department of Canadian Heritage and Copyright Board of Canada, August 9, 2017
  3. Copyright Board: A Rationale for Urgent Review, Report of the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, November 2016
  4. Google, Inc. v. Equustek Sols. Inc., 2017 SCC 34(Supreme Court of Canada)
  5. Scope of Section 2.4(1.1) of the Copyright Act - Making Available, CB-CDA 2017-085 (Copyright Board of Canada)
  6. Online Music Services (CSI: 2011-2013; SOCAN: 2011-2013; SODRAC: 2010-2013), CB-CDA 2017-086 (Copyright Board of Canada)
  7. Bell Canada v. 1326030 Ontario Inc. (iTV Box.net), 2016 FC 612 (Federal Court), aff'd 2017 FCA 55 (Federal Court of Appeal)
  8. Nintendo of America, Inc. v. King, 2017 FC 246 (Federal Court)

Part III

Site Blocking

  1. Case RA 1/2017, Alestra, S. de R.L. de C.V. v IMPI (“MyMusiic”), April 19, 2017 (Supreme Court of Mexico)
  2. Case law-(tesis)

Copyright reform

  1. Federal Law on Copyright
  2. Initiative October 24, 2017
  3. Initiative April 20, 2017
  4. Initiative April 27, 2017
  5. Initiative April 18, 2017
  6. Initiative December 15, 2015
  7. Initiative December 15, 2015
  8. Trans-Pacific Partnership Redux: the TPP-11
  9. NAFTA
  10. Possible EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement

 

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break


11:00 - 12:00 PM

Session 2
Get it Live, Get it Anywhere, But Get it Legally: The Challenges of Protecting Copyrighted Works in an Era of Live Streaming

Speakers:

David Caplan
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Bobby Rosenbloum
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Karen Thorland
Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

Matthew C. Winterroth
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)


Presentations:

  1. Winterroth
  2. Caplan
  3. Thorland

Materials: 

Outline

Cases and Court Filings

  1. Bell Canada v. 1326030 ONTARIO INC. dba ITVBOX.NET, 2016 FC 612, Jun. 1, 2016.
  2. Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc. v. Davis, 2007 WL 79311 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 9, 2007).
  3. Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc., 2006 WL 3616983 (N.D. Tex. Dec. 12, 2006).
  4. Default Judgement, Munhwa Broadcasting Corp. et al. v. Create New Technology Co. Ltd. et al., Sep. 2, 2015 (C.D. Cal.)
  5. Stichting Brein v. Jack Frederik Willems d/b/a Filmspeler, Case C-527/15. Apr. 26, 2017
    1. Filmspeler Press Release
  6. Goldberg v. Doe, 1987 WL 4849, E.D.N.Y Apr. 29, 1987).
  7. National Football League v. Cousin Hugo's Inc. 600 F.Supp. 84 (E.D. Missouri 1984).
  8. Showtime Networks v. Doe, 2015 WL 12552061 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 30, 2015).
  9. TRO Showtime Networks v. Doe, 2015 WL 12552061 (W.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2017).
  10. Complaint, Universal et al v. TickBox TV LLC, Filed 10/13/17 (C.D. Cal.

Legislative Materials

  1. 17 U.S.C. § 411.
  2. H.R. Rep. No. 1476, at 157-158 (1976), reprinted in 1976 U.S. Code

Periodicals

  1. Andy, Ares Kodi Calls it Quits After Hollywood Cease and Desist, Torrent Freak, Nov. 17, 2017, at 
  2. Ashley Cullins, Major Studios, Streamers Declare Legal Ware on TickBox, Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 13. 2017, at https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/major-studios-streamers-declare-legal-war-tickbox-1048824

  3. Brian Mazique, WWE Network Subscriber Count Reaches All-Time High After WrestleMania 33, Forbes, Apr. 4, 2017, at https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianmazique/2017/04/04/wwe-network-subscriber-count-reaches-all-time-high-after-wrestlemania-33/#26e0c46e3023
  4. Delvine Hartlime & Matthew Barblan, Protecting Authors and Artists by Closing the Streaming Loophole, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University Schol of Law (Oct. 2015)
  5. Ernesto Van der Sar, Hardware Provider is Liable For Live Streaming, TorrentFreak, May 29, 2017, at https://torrentfreak.com/hardware-provider-is-liable-for-live-streaming-piracy-court-rules-170529/
  6. Ernesto Van der Sar, Showtime and HBO Sue over 'Pre-Piracy', TorrentFreak, Apr. 29, 2015, at https://torrentfreak.com/showtime-and-hbo-sue-over-pre-piracy-150429/
  7. Garret Sloane, On Youtube Live, Prates Plunder Entire Channels like ESPN and CNN, AdAge, Apr. 5, 2017, at http://adage.com/article/digital/youtube-live-pirates-stream-entire-channels-espn/308576/
  8. Joe Nocera, The N.F.L. Has Seen the Future, and It Is WWE Wrestling, N.Y. Times, April 8, 2016, at https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/09/sports/football/the-nfl-has-seen-the-future-and-it-is-wrestling.html
  9. John Shinal and Michelle Castillo, Facebook and YouTube are Full of Pirated Video Streams of Live NFL Games, CNBC.com, Dec. 6, 2017, at https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/06/how-to-watch-nfl-games-on-facebook-youtube.html
  10. Jonathan Stempel, U.S. Shuts 16 Sports Piracy Websites Pre-Superbowl, Reuters, Feb. 2, 2012.
  11. Margi Murphy, PIRATES' TREASURE CHEST: Live TV piracy now 'a multi-billion' industry as Kodi boxes and streaming sites explode in popularity, The Sun, Nov. 3, 2017, at https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/4835675/live-tv-piracy-now-a-multi-billion-industry-as-kod
  12. Ryan Faughnder, How an Atlanta power couple's business has heightened Hollywood and Silicon Valley anxieties, L.A. Times, Nov. 17, 2017, at http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-kodi-tickbox-studios-20171117-htmlstory.html
  13. Seth Berkman, WWE Network Is Loud Introduction to the Video Streaming Ring, N.Y. Times, Mar. 30, 2014, at https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/business/media/the-body-slam-is-buffering.html?_r=0
  14.  Victor Luckerson, Holds Barred: Why the WWE Isn't Going to Cable, Time, January 2, 2017, at http://time.com/405/holds-barred-why-the-wwe-isnt-going-to-cable/?iid=sr-link2

Additional Resources: 

  1. The Football Association Premier League Ltd v British Telecommunications Plc & Ors [2017] EWHC 480 (Ch) (13 March 2017) http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Ch/2017/480.html (UK High Court blocks sites from streaming English Premier League football matches)
  2. Square Ring, Inc. v. Doe, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7742, 2015 WL 307840 (D. Del. Jan. 23, 2015) (finding, among other things, that the DMCA can apply to live streaming)
  3. Fox TV Stations, Inc. v. Aereokiller, LLC, 851 F.3d 1002 (9th Cir. 2017)
  4. Fox TV Stations, Inc. v. Filmon X LLC, 150 F. Supp. 3d 1 (C.D. Cal. 2015)
  5. From Meerkat to Periscope: Does Intellectual Property Law Prohibit the Live Streaming of Commercial Sporting Events?, Summer, 2016, 39 Colum. J.L. & Arts 469 
  6. DID COPYRIGHT KILL THE RADIO STAR? WHY THE RECORDED MUSIC INDUSTRY AND COPYRIGHT ACT SHOULD WELCOME WEBCASTERS INTO THE FOLD, 2015, 14 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 291
  7. LICENSING IN THE SHADOW OF COPYRIGHT, Winter, 2014, 17 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. P397
  8. COOPERATIVE PLAY: ANTICIPATING THE PROBLEM OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IN THE NEW BUSINESS OF LIVE VIDEO GAME WEBCASTS, Fall, 2015, 13 Rutgers J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 52
  9. Does it have to be a Copyright Infringement?: Live Game Streaming and Copyright, 2016, 24 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 215
  10. IFPI Connecting With Music, Music Consumer Insight Report, Sept 2017, available at http://www.ifpi.org/downloads/Music-Consumer-Insight-Report-2017.pdf (page 10, discussing stream ripping as the dominant method of copyright infringement re music)

 

12:00 - 12:15 PM

Break

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Session 3
Public Art as Provocateur

Speakers:

Sarah Conley Odenkirk (Moderator) 
Law Office of Sarah Conley Odenkirk
 

Ellen I. Harris
Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission

Neil Ollivierra
Southwestern Law School / Director, Entertainment Institute

Judd Sneirson
Savannah Law School

Presentation

Materials: 

  1. Outline 
  2. Index of Resource
  3. 17 U.S.C. §106A
  4. Ga. Code Ann. §50-3-1 (2016), available at https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2016/title-50/chapter-3/article-1/
  5. Second Amended Complaint, Cohen et al v. G&M Realty, L.P., No. 13-CV-5612 (FB0(JMA) (E.D.N.Y. June 17, 2014).
  6. George Schedler, Are Confederate Monuments Racist?, Int. J. of Applied Philosophy 15:2, pp 287-308 (2001).
  7. Mary J. Dolan, Why Monuments are Government Speech: The Hard Case of Pleasant Grove City v. Summun, 58 Cath. U. L. Rev. 7 (2009).
  8. Dillon H. Stern, Navigating the Legal Landscape of a Subversive Art Form: Protecting Expression and Neglecting Embodiment, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 555 (2016).

  9. Americans for the Arts, Statement on the Intersection of the Arts, History, and Community Dialogue, https://www.americansforthearts.org/news-room/arts-mobilization-center/statement-on-the-intersection-of-the-arts-history-and-community-dialogue

  10. San Antonio Area Foundation, Engaging the Public at the Local Level to Strengthen Civic Engagement, http://www.saafdn.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/research/Engaging_the_Public_at_the_Local_Level_to_Strengthen_Civic_Engagement.pdf.



1:30 - 2:30 PM

Lunch




  Saturday, February 3
 
9:15 AM Opening Remarks
Nancy Wolff, CSUSA President


9:30 - 10:30 AM

Session 1
Cuban Copyright Law & Related Trade Regulations

Speakers:

Jorge Espinosa
Espinosa Martinez, PL

Augusto (Gus) Maxwell
Akerman LLP

Lida Rodriguez Taseff
Duane Morris LLP

Consuelo Sayago
Executive Director, International Enforcement and Trade Policy, Association of American Publishers 

Materials: 

  1. Outline 
  2. Robert H. Thornberg & Leticia L. Bermudez Benitez, Copyright Protection in Cuba
  3. Nicole Martinez, Can a Cuban National License a Copyright to a U.S. Citizen?, ARTLAWJOURNAL.COM, Jun. 11, 2015, at https://artlawjournal.com/cuban-copyright-abroad/
  4. Nicole Martinez, How does Relaxing the Cuba Trade Embargo Affect Artists?, ARTLAWJOURNAL.COM, May 11, 2015, at https://alj.orangenius.com/relaxing-cuba-trade-embargo-affect-artists

 

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM

Session 2
Innovation, Indemnification, and Insurance

Speakers:

Edwin Skoch
Aldgate Insurance Services LLC

Nathan Belzer
Belzer PC

Presentations:

  1. Skoch Presentation
  2. Belzer Presentation

Materials:

  1. Outline 
  2. List of Resources
  3. 17 U.S.C. 504(b)
  4. KBL Corp. v. Arnouts, 646 F. Supp.2d 335 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)
  5. Cooper Indus. Inc. v. Aviall Servs. Inc., 543 U.S. 157 (2004)
  6. Foley v. Lustner, 249 F.3d 1281 (11th Cir. 2001)
  7. Toffler Assoc., Inc. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 651 F.Supp.2d 332 (E.D.Pa. 2009)

 

12:00 - 12:15 PM

Break

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Session 3
Strategic Issues in Adopting Guidelines on Unobjectionable "Fanworks"

Speakers:

Kean DeCarlo
Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

David Grossman
Loeb & Loeb LLP

Lizbeth Hasse
Creative Industry Law / JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator

Hannibal Travis (Moderator)
Florida International University College of Law

Presentation

Materials: 

  1. Outline 
  2. List of Resources
  3. Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Axanar Prod., Inc., No. 2:15-CV-09938 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 3, 2017).
  4. Fan Films, Startrek.com (2016), http://www.startrek.com/fan-films.
  5. John Wallis, Fan Filmmaking and copyright in a global world: Warhammer 40,000 fan films and the case of Damnatus, 5 Transformative Works and Culture (TWC) (2010)


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