This is part of a weekly blog series that highlights a session or event happening at New Media Expo - hopefully enticing you to come join us online video content creators in Las Vegas August 14-16, 2008.
There are very few Lawyers that are part of our new media community, Colette Vogele is the best. Colette has her own podcast Rules for the Revolution and has been involved in the online content creation community for as long as I can remember. She knows the players, she knows the game and I find it really hard to believe she's a lawyer.
I don't know Jeffrey Hermes but if he's on a panel with Colette he will either be good or make her look better than she already is. ;)
A Legal Thicket: New Media Production And Content Liability in the Digital Age
Track 3: The Business of New Media
Instructor: Colette Vogele of Vogele & Associates and Jeffrey Hermes of Brown Rudnick
Description: This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the legal issues that a new media producer will consider in creating and distributing podcasts or downloadable content. Emphasis will be on understanding copyright (including ownership, works for hire, licensing and protection against infringement), trademark, and publicity rights issues which are key to content creation and distribution (whether commercial or noncommercial). This workshop will also cover the law of content-based liability as it applies to new media, including what constitutes defamation, invasion of privacy, and false advertising; how to recognize and avoid particular pitfalls with regard to content-based liability; what defenses are available to avoid libel claims; and what particular issues relate to new media. We'll also discuss an overview of the changing parameters of the Communications Decency Act. Conference attendees will learn how to: recognize potential "red flags" in the content they intend to publish; develop and implement a legal compliance strategy; and prepare for potential lawsuits.
Oh, you might also want to Book your hotel now and get your free Expo Hall Pass.