Entertainment Law Reporter
December 2006 Volume 28 Number 7

Educational Programs Calendar:

Revolution: Legal Challenges of Integrating Traditional Media into a Digital Environment
, January 25, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles. For information, go to http://www.swlaw.edu/academics/biederman/instevents 

Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, January 25-27, Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles. This wide-ranging annual conference, sponsored by the American Law Institute and American Bar Association, delves into Protecting Creative Rights: Intellectual Property, Copyright and Trademark Law; Negotiating Individual Contracts in Music, Sports, TV News and Programming Talent as well as International Law Issues: Foreign Appearances and Immigration Problems; Negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements including Labor Issues Unique to the Film, Sports, and Entertainment Industries and Domestic and International Tax Planning for Film Companies; Deals involving Film Transactions, the Book or Script Deal, Art Law Issues and Ethics and Professional Responsibility; and finally Stadium and Arena Financing, Including Franchise Relocation Problems; Unauthorized Usage of the Images and Stories of Stars, Talent, and Artists: Docudramas, Fiction, Unauthorized Biographies, and the First Amendment; Putting the Pursuit into Perspective: The Value of Sport and examinations of Trademark, Copyright and Entertainment Litigation. There also will be a live video webcast. For details, call 1-800-253-6397 or online at www.ali-aba.org.

Collective Bargaining & Individual Contract Negotiation in Professional Sports, January 26, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. For information, and to register, go to http://events.lls.edu/sli/cbic/

12th Annual Conference of the ABA Forum on Communications Law, February 8-10, Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Florida. The program opens Thursday with an Advocacy Workshop followed on Friday and Saturday by workshops on Hot Issues in Newsgathering; Insurance; Libel and Privacy; Internet and Ethics; Tavoulareas v. Washington Post: 25 Years Later: The Trial Revisited; and The Working Journalist in Today's Changing and Dangerous Environment: How Can He Protect Himself from Subpoenas and Worse? The Plenary Session examines the question Should First Amendment Rights Be Restricted During the War on Terror: Can the Press Be Punished for Publishing National Security Information? For additional information on the internet, click on www.abanet.org/forums/communication/home.html or call the ABA at 312-988-5666.