NMR to speak on free speech & copyright law at the Alliance for Community Media Conference May 30 in San Francisco

New Media Rights Executive Director Art Neill will be speaking on a panel at the Alliance for Community Media Annual Conference on May 30, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.

The topic of the panel will be "Free Speech vs. Copyright: An Intersection or a Collision."

The panel will be an opportunity to give positive support to artists, showing them the ways the law can actually empower their creativity, how to avoid legal disputes in the first place, and how to move forward if you do face legal threats.

The conference takes place from May 29-31 at the Westin St. Francis in downtown San Francisco.

Here's a description of the panel:

Free Speech vs. Copyright: An Intersection or a Collision?

How does community media’s promotion of the First Amendment sit with the standards we adopt for copyright? Can we respect Intellectual Property, Intellectual Freedom and Internet Protocols all at the same time? We’ll discuss the parameters and limits for what we can show on TV and online, where we can source content from, and how concepts such as Fair Use, Free Speech, and Creative Commons relate to community media. We’ll offer suggestions to both producers and programmers for realizing the full possibilities of freedom of expression and consider what restrictions one should adhere to.

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