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New Media Rights on This Week in Law

New Media Rights is proud to announce that we’ll be joining Denise Howell on This Week in Law(TWiL), two weeks in a row! First up, catch New Media Rights Executive Director Art Neill on TWiL on October 25.  And on November  1st , Staff Attorney Fellow Teri Karobonik and former Assistant Director and current NMR Advisory Board Member Shaun Spalding, will be on the show.

TWiL discuss breaking issues in technology law including patents, copyrights, and more.  The show records live every Friday at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET.

New Media Rights speaking at the 2013 California State Bar Intellectual Property Institute

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Are you a lawyer or just fascinated by intellectual property law? Then come join New Media Rights Art Neill and Teri Karobonik November 7-9 at the 2013 IP Institute in Berkley, California hosted by the Intellectual Property Law Section of The State Bar Of California.

New Media Rights Executive Director, Art Neill, will also be on a panel called Copyrights or Copywrongs: Is the Current System Working?

The rapid advance of technology has made the Copyright Act, drafted years ago in an analog
era, a difficult fit for digital times. Technology companies and Internet-savvy individuals are pushing the envelope of copyright law. Content holders, including so called “trolls”, are digging in and fighting back. Can we ever get along? And do we need to?

The panel will include other big names in the world of IP including Mitch Stoltz, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Gill Sperlein, Law Offices of Gill Sperlein; Karen Thorland, Senior Vice President Global Content Protection Counsel MPAA and George M. Borkowski, Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP.

You can find out more about the IP Institute and register here.

We hope to see you there!

Copyrights And Copywrongs For Internet Content at Ansir

San Diego Python Users, Sandiegojs and SD Game Art and Design Meetup Groups will be hosting New Media Rights Staff Attorney Teri Karobonik and California Western School of Law 3L Lauren Brady to talk about copyright for video game development. Join us at Ansir Innovation Center on 9/26/13 at 7PM. The event is free and open to the public. For more information check out the Meetup page here!

3D Printing Legal Advice Night

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New Media Rights in partnership with FAB LAB SD and Ansir Innovation center present an evening of one-on-one short legal advice sessions for 3D printer entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.  New Media Rights will help answer questions such as:

  • Is my design copyrightable?
  • May I make a design using my favorite character?
  • How do I respond to a DMCA takedown notice of my design?

New Media Rights will hold the event on September 19, 2013 from 4-8PM.  All legal advice session spots have been filled, but a waitlist is available here.

Help send New Media Rights to SXSW!

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New Media Rights wants to teach you how to “Stand Up To Content Bullies, Know Your Copy Rights” at SXSW Interactive this year. We know copyright laws are complicated, and they're often the reason why your videos, mobile apps, and other content may get taken down. "Fair use" is complicated, but it's often the reason you can get your content back up. Our panel will teach real-world best practices to use the law, Youtube's rules, and practical steps to fight back against content bullies.

New Media Rights Sponsors Startup Weekend!

New Media Rights, proudly announces their sponsorship of Startup Weekend San Diego, beginning June 21 at Nokia San Diego. The event is a weekend-long, hands-on experience where innovators and aspiring technology entrepreneurs can hear from industry experts whether their startup ideas are viable. New Media Rights' sponsorship of the event includes an offer of free legal services for the winning team.

Startup Weekend San Diego is just one of the ways New Media Rights supports the next generation of innovators creating jobs for the San Diego region, and developing technologies to help improve the world.  New Media Rights works directly with technology startups, creators, and internet users every day in San Diego and throughout the U.S., offering free and reduced fee legal services on internet, media, and technology law matters.

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.

NMR to give legal basics workshop at May 3 Film Consortium San Diego event

On Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Independent Film Consortium's Pitchfest and Mixer, Art Neill, Executive Director and Attorney with New Media Rights, will offer a workshop, entitled

"Law 101 for video creators: How can I use music and video from others in my video?"

The workshop will discuss basic aspects of reusing music, video, and other copyrighted content in your videos. Topics including licensing, public domain, and fair use will be discussed.  This workshop is made available with the support of the San Diego Economic Development Department.
 
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New Media Rights Executive Director to speak on AALS Transactional Clinical Conference closing panel

New Media Rights' Executive Director Art Neill will be part of the closing panel at this weekend's American Association of Law Schools Transactional Clinical Conference in Austin.

The 12th Transactional Clinical Conference, “Serving the Economy,” will take place on Friday, April 5th, and Saturday, April 6th in Austin, Texas. This annual conference is a gathering of transactional clinicians working in a range of sectors, including community development, non-profit, small business, entrepreneurs, technology, intellectual property, and affordable housing.

The theme of this year’s conference is "Serving the Economy," with a focus on topics such as crowdfunding, transactional practice in the shared economy, measuring and improving our impact, who should we serve, engaging students in a discussion of capitalism and its alternatives, providing clients with non-traditional, transactional practice skills, and other topics related to the role of transactional clinics, of all types, in serving and strengthening the economy. 

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