ONU Law Review Symposium
Ohio Northern University Law Review
36th ANNUAL LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM
Friday, April 19, 2013
8:30 a.m. Registration
Congress on the Red Carpet: Legislation Impacting the Entertainment and Social Media Industries
Every time we turn on our nightly television shows, go to the movies, logon to Facebook, cheer on our sports teams, or listen to our favorite songs, we are able to do so because a select few make sure that the law is satisfied. At this year's Law Review Symposium, we will have the opportunity to see where the law and these pastimes intersect from the viewpoints of those who make it all possible.
Brian Mencher - Music
Brian Mencher is a founding partner of Beame & Mencher LLP - a boutique entertainment law practice based in New York City. With a background in music, Brian’s law practice focuses on artist representation, intellectual property management, deal-making, general business governance, and new media/technology advisement. Brian’s clients include major label artists, producers, new media/tech upstarts, award-winning filmmakers, Broadway actors, television personalities, and other professionals in the entertainment industries.
Barry Chase - Television
An honors graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, Barry Chase has been an advocate of Communications and First Amendment law since his legal debut. During the early 1970s, Mr. Chase represented such media giants as CBS, the Times-Mirror Company, Capital Cities Communications and Time, Inc., regarding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) matters. For nearly twenty years, Mr. Chase worked for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and its affiliates as Associate General Counsel, Director of PBS's News and Public Affairs Programming, and Vice President of Programming. In the mid-1990s, Mr. Chase returned to the practice of entertainment law in Miami. He represents Spanish- and English-language musical artists; television stars; composers; record companies; filmmakers; actors; models; authors; screenwriters; live performers; visual artists; and Internet and New Media entrepreneurs. He lectures regularly on the representation of media personalities and the legal "do's and don'ts" of music, television, and film production.
Matthew Mitten - Sports
Professor Matthew Mitten is the Director of the National Sports Law Institute and the LL.M. in Sports Law program for foreign lawyers at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A leading sports law scholar, he has published articles in several of the nation's leading law reviews as well as co-authored a textbook titled Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Aspen Publishers, Inc. 2009), which is currently in its second edition. Professor Mitten testified before a Congressional joint subcommittee regarding proposed federal regulation of ephedrine in August 2003. He has discussed a wide variety of sports law topics at numerous conferences and seminars throughout the United States as well as in Australia, China, England, the Republic of Korea, and Turkey.
Pedram Tabibi - Social Media
Pedram Tabibi is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is an Associate at Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein, and Breitstone, LLP in New York. Pedram’s legal expertise in the field of intellectual property law and internet law includes privacy and publicity rights in Facebook advertising, domain name disputes, cyber-squatting, online trademark and copyright infringement, violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, notice and takedown letters, website provider immunity under the Communications Decency Act, violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, violations of a non-compete agreement through Facebook and LinkedIn and more.
Sherri Burr - Film
Sherri Burr is a Yale Law School, Princeton University, and Mount Holyoke College graduate and the author of 17 books and hundreds of articles that have been published in journals in the United States, Spain, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The Regents' Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, Burr is one of the country's leading authorities on entertainment law, and the producer and host of the television talk show ARTS TALK, which is now presenting its 15th season. An internationally renowned lecturer, Burr has spoken at universities in Barbados, Canada, Chile, France, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and South Africa. In the United States, she has lectured at Dartmouth, Yale, New York University, the University of Iowa, and numerous other educational institutions.
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