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Published: 2/2/2011

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NARM Entertainment and Technology Law Conference Series in NYC



Date: February 28  1:00-5:30pm
Location: Recording Academy, 11 W. 42nd Street 27th Floor, NY

Mark your calendar and be sure to take advantage of our early bird registration opportunities by February 11. For more information or to register, visit http://www.narm.com/events/cle-conference/feb28nyc/
Use the code "CLE-sesac50" for a special SESAC discounted rate!

NARM, the music business association, is bringing it's Entertainment and Technology Law Conference Series back to the Big Apple on Monday, February 28. Join them from 1-5:30 PM for an afternoon of discussions and debates that merge entertainment law issues with insight on the new technology and media concerns that are at the forefront of the entertainment and technology industries. Topics for this Entertainment and Technology Law Conference Event are:
 
Copyright Registration: Issues And Challenges
-Jon Baumgarten, Partner, Proskauer Rose; former General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office
-Nancy Wolff, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, and Counsel, Picture Agency Council of America and PLUS Coalition, Inc.
-Moderator: Neil Rossini, Partner, Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.

The New Anti-Piracy Strategy:  Law Enforcement Attacking 'Rogue Websites.'  Will this effort be effective?  Will it survive challenges?  Does it require legislation?
-Mitch Glazier, Executive Vice President for Public Policy and Industry Relations, RIAA
-David Sohn, Senior Policy Counsel and Director, Center for Democracy and Technology
- Moderator: John Mitchell, Interaction Law

Digital Sales and Use Taxes:  Are State and Local Governments Overreaching  By Taxing Digital ‘Goods’ and Cloud Media Services? Are these taxes legal? Are they effective? How will Congress react?
Desperate for revenue and trying to be fair to local business, state and local governments are creatively seeking to collect sales and use taxes from out-of-state digital media retailers and services. These enforcement efforts are being challenged in legislatures and courts, and today’s panel will explore the legal and policy rationale – including constitutional issues – that are being debated nationwide.

-Steve Kranz, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and Counsel, Digital Goods and Services Coalition
-Jerry Cerasale, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Direct Marketing Association
-Edward A. Zelinsky, Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School