Entertainment Law Reporter
June 2006 Volume 28 Number 1

Educational Programs Calendar:

Understanding Basic Copyright Law 2006, July 17, PLI Conference Center, San Francisco, July 24, PLI Conference Center, New York City and July 17, Live Webcast at www.pli.edu.. Presented by the Practising Law Institute, the program  provides an Overview of Basic Principles of Copyright Law and Copyright Office Practice; Enforcing Copyrights; Ethics; Notable New Cases in Copyright Litigation; and Web and Streaming: Music on the Internet. For further information, contact PLI on the web at www.pli.edu, or by phone at 1-800-2604PLI.

Understanding Basic Trademark Law 2006, July 18, PLI Conference Center, San Francisco, July 25, PLI Conference Center , New York City and July 18, Live Webcast at www.pli.edu. This second Practising Law Institute program which may be attended with the Understanding Basic Copyright Law session described above, lays out an Overview of Basic Principles of Trademark Law and Unfair Competition; Trademarks in Practice: Searching, Clearance, Application Process and Strategies in the U.S. and Abroad; Creating a Trademark Protection Program in the U.S. and Abroad: A Cost-Benefit Analysis; Trademark Infringement Primer; and Litigation Alternatives-Trademark Office and UDRP Proceedings. For additional information, contact PLI on the web at www.pli.edu, or by phone at 1-800-260-4PLI.

Visual Arts & the Law, August 10-11, Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe . This 8th Annual Conference, sponsored by CLE International, presents Copyright Basics and the Visual Artist’s Rights Act of 1990; Digital Issues for Art Professionals; Infringement; Current Legal Developments and Decisions in Art and Antiques for 2005/2006; Art Fraud, Misrepresentation and Gobbledygook; Buying and Selling Art; Protecting Your Interests in Collateral and Consigned Art; Native American Art; Building the New de Young; So You Want to Do Some Art Business in Canada; Estate Planning for Artists and Collectors; and Ethics. For further information, contact CLE International by calling 800-873-7130 pr e-mail registrar@cle.com.

2006 Institute on Entertainment Law and Business, September 9, University of Southern California campus, Los Angeles , presented by USC Gould School of Law and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and sponsored by some of the industry’s leading professional firms. The 2006 Institute on Entertainment Law and Business brings together the industry’s most powerful players for an in-depth examination of the entertainment industry. This year’s theme is Missions Possible: Gaming, Animation, Music and Beyond. The Institute is aimed at all members of the entertainment industry. Join us for the very latest updates on the entertainment industry – learn from the leaders and mingle with over 400 of the industry’s prime movers in an unprecedented networking opportunity. Sessions will focus on high stakes gambling, programming for the third screen, critical issues facing the music industry, animation issues, litigation hot topics, personal programming, guilds and advertising. Five hours of MCLE and CPE credits are available, including ethics credit. For questions, contact the USC Gould School of Law Continuing Legal Education Program at 213-740-9442 or access our webpage at http://law.usc.edu/cle. To request a brochure, email your name and address to cle@law.usc.edu.

Legal and Business Isssues in the Video Game Industry, October 21. Sponsored by Loyola Law School and Southwestern University School of Law. Details and speakers TBA. Save the date.