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Partner David Halberstadter Quoted in Daily Journal on Copyright Protection in Entertainment Industry

Firm News | February 5, 2013
David Halberstadter, a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice, was quoted in an article in the Daily Journal about the potential impact of new technologies on the traditional entertainment industry business model. Conveniences that allow viewers to skip commercials or stream TV over the Internet are placing consumers squarely at odds with networks, resulting in a number of copyright infringement suits. As Mr. Halberstadter explains, “[T]he commercial-skipping aspect of this [video-on-demand service]—if it became more widely adopted—could have a significant effect on advertising rates for prime-time television programs.” (“Hollywood Put Up Its Dukes in Big Litigation in 2012,” December 24, 2012)
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