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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. 

New Media Rights to speak on webcast DMCA panel hosted by NAMAC and the Daily Dot

New Media Rights will be speaking on a live webcast panel March 27 about the DMCA and its impact on artists and creators.  You can watch it at the link below  The panel is hosted by The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture  and The Daily Dot and will be held in a Google Hangout live at 12pm Pacific, 3pm Eastern March 27.  Specifically, we'll discuss the DMCA and the various ways its safe harbor and anti-circumvention provisions affect creators directly.

Check out the full details here.

National Conference for Media Reform, April 5-7, 2013

When: Fri Apr 5, 2013 8am to Sun Apr 7, 2013 1:30pm  PDT

Where: Denver, CO
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: From the NCMR site: "Picture this: a room packed with thousands of people like you who care about changing the media and building a better democracy. Everyone’s on their feet after three days of amazing trainings, strategy sessions, workshops, debates, keynote speeches, evenings out on the town and parties — yes, parties!

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Code Across America in San Diego - Civic Technology Unconference and Code Sprint, February 23, 2013

When: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10am to Sat Feb 23, 2013 5pm  PST

Where: Co-Merge, San Diego, CA
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Part Code Sprint (hackathon if you will), part Unconference. http://www.meetup.com/cfabrigade/San-Diego-CA/878642/ Please Join us at Co-merge San Diego to discuss and work on all things civic tech, open government and open data as part of Code across America http://brigade.codeforamerica.org/pages/codeacross and International OpenDataDay http://opendataday.org/ We plan to work on a few projects that are just getting going and are in need of new devs and UX gurus. We will also devote some portion of the day to discussing these general topics BarCamp Style. Come prepared with your skills, ideas, use cases, problems and dreams and lets work together to make our City and Region a better place by being more engaged as citizens. This event is sponsored by: RedHat OpenShift https://openshift.redhat.com/

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NMR to speak at New Media Expo 2013 January 6-8

The New Media Expo (formerly Blogworld / New Media Expo) is being held January 6-8 in Las Vegas.  

Art Neill & Shaun Spalding will be hosting a session.  Here's the description:

Legal Ease- What You Should Know to Stay on the Right Side of the Law

WebTV/Video > Producing

Let’s face it: the world we live in is multifarious. When your work involves posting videos online, you’ve just added a new, ever-changing layer of complexity to your life. What should you know about keeping out of trouble when it comes to copyrights, contracts, and collaborations? Legal professionals will answer your questions.

We're looking forward to taking part at New Media Expo '13!

New Media Rights invited to participate in Copyright Office panels considering potential small claims system for copyright law

In 2012, the U.S. Copyright Office began a process of considering creating a small claims court or system for small-scale copyright disputes.  This would affect the internet users and independent creators New Media Rights assists significantly.

New Media Rights has been invited by the Copyright Office to participate in hearings taking place November 26 & 27 in Los Angeles on the topic.

Executive Director Art Neill will be participating in panels discussing potential remedies and appeals, constitutional issues, and benchmarks for success of such a system.

New Media Rights sponsors Southern California innovation event: Startup Weekend San Diego

New Media Rights, proudly announces their sponsorship of Startup Weekend San Diego, beginning November 16th at California State University San Marcos. 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. 

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