Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Secondary Liability: Lessons Learned From BMG v. Cox

Speaker: Michael J. Allan

 
Michael J. Allan


 
Join us on April 10, 2019 for when we will hear about the current state of secondary liability law in the copyright context from Michael Allan, partner at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP. Michael, who heads the firm’s copyright practice, was the lead counsel in BMG v Cox—the first case in which content holders filed suit to hold an ISP liable for direct infringement committed by its subscribers. Michael also represented BMG in similar cases against ISPs Windstream and RCN.

Michael will discuss the current state of contributory and vicarious infringement, application of these claims in the BMG v Cox case, and other key cases since the Supreme Court issued its opinions in the Sony / Betamax case 35 years ago. The discussion will address key concepts such as “material contribution”, “inducement” and the role of “willful blindness”, and to what extent those key legal concepts have evolved over time. The discussion will also touch on the future of secondary liability and lessons learned from BMG v. Cox and other recent cases.
  
MEETING DATE:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
 
MEETING LOCATION:
Maggiano’s Little Italy
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, California 90036
 
AGENDA:
Check-in: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Program: 8:00 PM
 
PRICING:
The price for the dinner will be $85.00 for members and “associates,” $110.00 for guests of members, and $95.00 at the door for members and associates who miss the noon deadline (if there is room).
 
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:
You may cancel your registration at any time. However, refunds will not be issued for cancellations requested after the registration deadline. Alternatively, you may designate someone else to attend in your place.
  
MCLE CREDIT:
This event qualifies for one hour of California MCLE credit. CLE forms, including the evaluation form, can be found here.
  
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Deadline: Friday, April 5 @ 12:00 PM (Noon)
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Lionsgate Entertainment

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Greenberg Glusker

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The Walt Disney Company

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