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Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Monday, May 15 • 10:10am - 11:40am
The DMCA, YouTube & You: Charting the Future of Music Online

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YouTube recently announced that it has issued more than $1 billion in advertising payments to record labels and artists for the use of music over the past twelve months. At the same time, however, numerous industry observers continue to question whether YouTube is doing enough to compensate the rightsholders for the use of their content and to protect copyright holders from piracy.  Just a few months ago, more than 200 recording artists and key industry figures, including Irving Azoff, Taylor Swift and U2, signed an open letter to Congress to decry the rampant exploitation of their work for profit by entities such as YouTube and to call for a re-examination of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the 1998 law that governs infringement liability for internet service providers.

This panel will also examine the history of the DMCA, the operation of its safe-harbor, takedown and liability regime and the critiques of its operation from the point of view of content creators, owners, users and internet service providers. In the process, the panel seeks to provide direction on navigating the DMCA’s murky waters, an understanding of various problems with the current law and an overview of the debate surrounding its reform. The panel will be of particular interest to artists and entities whose works are distributed and infringed upon online and will also provide guidance on digital rights management issues and best practices for developers and operators of online entities making use of “user-generated content.”


Moderators
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John Tehranian

Founding Partner, One LLP
John Tehranian is the founding partner of One LLP, a thirty-attorney intellectual property and entertainment firm with offices in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Del Mar, California. He is also Paul W. Wildman Chair and Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School. Tehranian has... Read More →

Speakers
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Chris Harrison

CEO, Digital Media Association (DiMA)
Chris Harrison is the Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Media Association, which represents the legal and policy interests of leading online distributors of digital music, movies and books including Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Napster, Pandora, and Spotify. Prior to his current role, Harrison has been the lead in-house lawyer/executive at companies successfully navigating complex music licensing issues among music publishers, record labels and their collective licensing organizations. A recognized expert on music copyright and antitrust issues, Chris has twice testified before Congress... Read More →
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Don Nottingham

Singer, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer and Attorney, Straight No Chaser
Don Nottingham is a former attorney and a professional a cappella singer. Nottingham has worked as a trial attorney, where he distinguished himself with his dramatic and engaging courtroom style. However, in 2010, he made the decision to leave the law and rejoin his college a cappella group at Indiana University, Straight No Chaser. Two years prior to Nottingham rejoining, the group had reformed after a video of one of its college performances of... Read More →



Monday May 15, 2017 10:10am - 11:40am
Music City Ballroom