Friday, July 24, 2009

COMIC-CON UPDATE: "Comic Book Law School"

Like the "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" that took over the countryside back in the 80's, Comic-Con has arrived once again in San Diego and is taking over the town for the next few days. What started as a small little geek-fest some 20 years ago has become a cultural epicenter for all kinds of entertainment, science fiction, movies, music, and - of course - comic books. We are pleased to have been invited again to speak at Comic-Con on current legal issues relevant to the Comic-Con crowd. Here is the entry from the Comic-Con programming guide about the panel discussion we will be participating in today:

3:30-4:30 Comic Book Law School: Hot Topics— Move over Whoopie and Barbara! It's time for these savvy legal minds to share their views on the ever-evolving legal world, spotlighting cutting-edge, evolving issues being faced by the creators, publishers and distributors of creative works. An all-star panel of attorneys—David Branfman, Alexander Harwin, and David Lizerbram, with moderator Michael Lovitz—shed light on important issues facing individuals and companies alike. Topics will include the new online copyright application process, preregistration of copyrights, fair use, piracy, and the growing popularity of the CopyLeft movement. (Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. This program is approved for one credit of California MCLE.) Room 10

For any of you who will be at Comic-Con today, please stop by and let us know what you think about all of this.

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