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ABA Forum on Communications Law 23rd Annual Conference

Presented by the American Bar Association
Speaking Engagement | March 1–3, 2018

Joel Weiner, a partner in the Litigation, Entertainment and Media practices, will co-present "Hot Issues in Entertainment" workshops at 8:00 a.m. (PT) on Friday, March 2, and 11:30 a.m. (PT) on Saturday, March 3. The workshops will focus on topical entertainment litigation issues, including:

  • recent litigation and court decisions in right of publicity law;
  • legal issues in films and television series inspired by actual events;
  • litigation over portrayals of celebrities in fictionalized docudramas;
  • use of historical footage of celebrities in creative works;
  • fair use defenses to copyright infringement claims;
  • increased use of morals clauses in Hollywood contracts in the wake of recent scandals; and
  • high-profile music copyright infringement claims (e.g., the pending Blurred Lines case).
Location Map

Silverado Resort & Spa
1600 Atlas Peak Rd
Napa, CA 94558


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