NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING

Monday, May 14, 2018

Copyright Misuse or Doctrine Abuse – Disney Enterprises, Inc. v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC

Speaker: Robert Rotstein

 
Robert Rotstein


 

Historically, the courts have shown great reluctance to apply the oft-raised but rarely successful copyright-misuse defense. Please join us for an interactive presentation about the misuse defense and its application (and non-application), including a discussion of the recent district court opinion in Disney Enterprises, Inc., v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC. Through a series of hypothetical scenarios, Bob Rotstein will trace the history of the misuse defense and address whether the Redbox opinion is an outlier or rather signals a new judicial willingness to apply the defense.

 

Robert Rotstein is an entertainment attorney with over thirty five years of experience in the industry. He is a co-chair of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp’s Entertainment & IP Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Rotstein specializes in litigation with a focus on intellectual property and technology, copyright, and entertainment matters. He has represented all of the major motion picture studios and many well-known writers, producers, directors, and musicians. Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Rotstein has represented clients such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, John Sayles, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and James Cameron (e.g. obtaining summary judgment for Cameron and his company in a lawsuit involving Cameron’s blockbuster motion picture Avatar).

 

Mr. Rotstein received his J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif and served as an editor on the UCLA Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, Robert served as a judicial law clerk to now U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, then Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Rotstein also authored a law review article in the Chicago Kent Law Review entitled “Beyond Mataphor: Copyright Infringement and the Fiction of the Work,” 68 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 725 (1992) that explores the relationship between literary theory and copyright law, and has also taught as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School in teaching Copyright Law.

 

Robert Rotstein, with James Patterson, is the author of The Family Lawyer, the title story of the New York Times bestselling collection. Mr. Rotstein has written Corrupt Practices, Reckless Disregard, and The Bomb Maker’s Son. His forthcoming novel We, the Jury, a psychological drama, is scheduled to be released by Blackstone Publishing in early 2019.

 

View Robert Rotstein’s full bio at msk.com

 
MEETING DATE:
Monday, May 14, 2018
 
MEETING LOCATION (SEE PARKING INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS BELOW):
Maggiano’s Little Italy
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 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).
 
MCLE CREDIT:
This event qualifies for one hour of California MCLE credit. CLE forms, including the evaluation form, can be found here.
 
NON-MEMBERS/ASSOCIATES:
If you need a “sponsor” for this meeting, please email the president at lacspresident@gmail.com. If you would like to receive email alerts about the meetings, please click here.
 
 

{ REGISTER TO ATTEND }

Deadline: Thursday, May 10 @ Noon (12 pm)
or When Capacity is Reached
No refunds available after the deadline.


 

We have changed our venue to Maggiano’s at The Grove for the April and May meetings because we just learned that DOMA will not be able to accommodate us anymore. We will be looking for a different venue for the new LACS year that starts in September. Parking / Valet information and directions to Maggiano’s are as follows:

 

Maggiano’s Little Italy
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles CA 90036
323-965-9665

 
VALET PARKING:

Maggiano’s valet parking is conveniently located directly in front of our restaurant. Valet rate of $12 per car during duration of event.

 
SELF-PARKING IN THE GROVE PARKING STRUCTURE:

Validation is provided for The Grove parking structure for 2 hours. After 2 hours there is a charge of $7.00 for the 3rd hour and $1.00 for every additional 15 minutes. The maximum charge for the parking garage is $26. Parking validation is NOT provided for The Farmer’s Market, so please be sure to park in The Grove parking structure instead.

 
DIRECTIONS:
 
FROM BURBANK
 
1. Take the exit toward HIGHLAND AVE/HOLLYWOOD BOWL. 0.34 miles
2. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto CAHUENGA BLVD W. 0.30 miles
3. CAHUENGA BLVD W Merge onto US-101 S. 0.86 miles
4. Becomes N HIGHLAND AVE. 0.71 miles
5. Turn RIGHT onto HOLLYWOOD BLVD. 1.31 miles
6. Turn LEFT onto N FAIRFAX AVE. 2.06 miles
7. Turn LEFT onto FARMERS MARKET PLACE, Maggiano’s will be on the left hand side
 
FROM LONG BEACH
 
1. Merge onto I-405 N toward SANTA MONICA. 9.20 miles
2. Merge onto I-110 N toward LOS ANGELES. 12.65 miles
3. Merge onto I-10 W toward SANTA MONICA. 4.64 miles
4. Take the LA BREA AVE exit. 0.24 miles
5. Take the LA BREA AVENUE NORTH ramp. 0.17 miles
6. Turn RIGHT onto S LA BREA AVE. 1.08 miles
7. Turn LEFT onto SAN VICENTE BLVD. 1.25 miles
8. Turn RIGHT onto S FAIRFAX AVE. 0.91 miles
9. Turn LEFT onto FARMERS MARKET PLACE, Maggiano’s will be on the left hand side
 
FROM SANTA MONICA
 
1. Merge onto I-10 E via the ramp- on the left. 5.57 miles
2. Take the FAIRFAX AVE exit. 0.40 miles
3. Turn LEFT onto S FAIRFAX AVE. 2.56 miles
4. Turn RIGHT onto FARMERS MARKET PLACE, Maggiano’s will be on the left hand side
 
FROM VAN NUYS
 
1. Merge onto I-405 S. 11.55 miles
2. Merge onto I-10 E toward LOS ANGELES 5.0 miles
3. Take the FAIRFAX AVE exit 0.40 miles
4. Turn LEFT onto S. FAIRFAX AVE 2.56miles
5. Turn RIGHT onto FARMERS MARKET PLACE, Maggiano’s will be on the left hand side
 
FROM THE LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
 
1. Start out going East on WORLD WAY/CENTER WAY. 0.04 miles
2. Take the CA-1 N/SEPULVEDA BLVD NORTH ramp. 0.24 miles
3. Merge onto S SEPULVEDA BLVD. 0.88 miles
4. Turn RIGHT onto LA TIJERA BLVD. 2.12 miles
5. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto S LA CIENEGA BLVD. 3.61 miles
6. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto S FAIRFAX AVE. 3.01 miles turn RIGHT onto FARMERS MARKET PLACE, Maggiano’s will be on the left hand side
 

2017-2018 OFFICERS & TRUSTEES

Officers: 
President
CATHY PAUL
Whalerock Industries

President-Elect
JAMES GLADSTONE
Lionsgate

Vice President
AARON MOSS
Greenberg Glusker

Secretary
CATHERINE BRIDGE
The Walt Disney Company

Treasurer
JOEL TANTALO
Tantalo & Adler LLP

Trustees:
VALERIE BARREIRO
USC Gould School of Law

JANENE BASSETT
21st Century Fox

CAROLE HANDLER
Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard

KELLY M. KLAUS
Munger Tolles & Olson

BARBARA QUINN
Sony Pictures Entertainment

BEN SHEFFNER
Motion Picture Association of America

IAN SLOTIN
NBCUniversal

ANDREW J. THOMAS
Jenner & Block

JASON ZELIN
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Immediate Past President:
GARY BOSTWICK
Bostwick Law