Saturday, October 23, 2010

"Reaching Acc[h]ord: Resolving Disputes Over Music Downloading" Panel Disc/CLE program-St Johns Law 10/29

I will be participating in the following CLE Program and Panel Discussion on Friday, October 29th, 9 AM - 3 PM, at St. John's University School of Law, in Jamaica, Queens:

"Reaching Acc[h]ord: Resolving Disputes Over Music Downloading"

October 29, 2010 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Law School | Belson Moot Court Room | 2nd Floor

The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution, together with the Law School's Dispute Resolution Society and Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society, presents:

Reaching Acc[h]ord: Resolving Disputes Over Music Downloading

* Charles S. Nesson | Harvard Law School professor and counsel to Joel Tenenbaum
* Joel Tennenbaum | Boston University student initially found liable for over $600,000 in damages for unauthorized music downloading
* Ray Beckerman | Respected entertainment attorney and blogger on the topic of music downloading
* Jake Walden | Independent recording artist.
* Cathy Constantino | Conflict Management System Design Expert

Friday, October 29, 2010

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

School of Law | Belson Moot Court Room | Second Floor

$25 entry fee
Free admission for law students with valid Law School ID

Please register at by Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Maureen Mulligan
Associate Director of Special Events
(718) 990-1950

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mathinker said...

There seems to be a big omission in that panel --- the music cartels. Does that mean that this indie musician is supposed to supply the indignation over illegal downloading? Seems ridiculous considering (practically) no one has ever heard of him, so the amount of illegal downloading of his music is probably close to zero. I would guess that the primary way his copyrights are infringed are by friend-to-friend copying.

raybeckerman said...

I haven't the slightest doubt that the RIAA was invited to participate, and declined.

After all, what would they say?

The theme of the program is how to find a fair way to resolve these disputes.

"Fair" is not in their vocabulary.

Joel Tenenbaum said...

Ray, one of the organizers told me that the RIAA was invited, initially agreed to come, but backed out citing ongoing litigation.

raybeckerman said...

Thanks Joel.

I don't doubt it.

They don't do anything unless the cards are stacked in their favor.

The one time they did -- Jennifer Pariser showing up to "debate" me at the US Copyright Society -- they got creamed.

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight. The RIAA initially agreed to come? Did they not think, when they came to such agreement, they would have ongoing litigation when the event occurred, as though everyone was magically going to settle and pay their extortion tax?