Pillsbury Law Firm Announces Convergence in Entertainment & Technology Seminars 2012
The significance and impact of the convergence of entertainment and technology is becoming increasingly critical as the legal community and Congress aggressively address entertainment issues in the Digital Age. The Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP law firm's engagement in "technotainment" and its upcoming seminars in 2012 lead the way.
Pillsbury just finished up the Technology & Entertainment Convergence Seminar in 2011, but the 2012 seminars will arrive soon enough. Seminars are slated for Sept. 7 in NY and Sept. 19 in San Francisco.
Up to now, my own involvement in entertainment was from the innovations in technology, morphing of analog to digital, the surge in the Indie Artist movement and 3D and virtual reality perspectives. Hell, it was all fun and games. Not only as a writer, but also as a musician and songwriter who has up to 40 recordings uploaded to numerous mp3 showcase sites, more and more I'm realizing that every app, game, video, mp3, service and company has legal ramifications, and that the world of online entertainment is a New Millennium version of the Wild West. Perhaps it's time to get serious.
Cydney Tune is Counsel at Pillsbury's San Francisco office, and spearheaded the Course Handbook for the 2011 Seminar. In terms of entertainment and technology, Cydney just might be one of the most important people in America, if not internationally. She's also on the editorial board and writes for the Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law.
I'm still trying to figure out how to copyright my own website, and every video, picture and other content I download has legal ramifications, ramifications I take way too much for granted. And I know I'm not alone. I'm continuously connected with the Indie community in particular, and when it comes to copyright, royalties, cybercasting and new media, many Indie artists are clueless about the legal aspects of creating new music.Continued on the next page