Aereo and Beyond

When: June 18, 2014 at 6:00pm - 6:00pm EDT - This event has passed

Fellow Copyright Fans
– The U.S. Supreme Court currently is considering its most significant
copyright case since Grokster, perhaps since Campbell (2 Live Crew) or
Sony (Betamax).  Existing business and legal models for television
are under assault. Consumers want to be able to see their content when, where
and how they want (instead of being forced to use closed conventional cable or
satellite content delivery systems).  A disrupting technology — Aereo’s
service that makes “over-the-air” television available via mobile and
other internet-connected devices — is the subject of the arguments the U.S.
Supreme Court heard on April 22 in the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.
v. Aereo, Inc.
copyright litigation.  The Court’s decision will have
significant effects not just on television, but also cloud computing and
internet streaming.

Join the Copyright
Society of the USA, Pacific Northwest Chapter on Wednesday, June 18, 2014,
at 6:00 p.m.,
at the
Davis Wright
conference room at 1201 Third Ave., Seattle (floor 22), as a panel
led by Zahr Said (University of Washington Law School) and including Sean
O’Connor (University of Washington Law School), Cyrus Christenson (Real
Networks), Benjamin Glatstein (Microsoft) and Steve Tapia (Seattle University
Law School) discuss the issues and arguments presented to the Court in the Aereo


Refreshments will
be provided
, courtesy of host Davis Wright Tremaine.  Please RSVP to, or
register via the link at the Copyright Society website
:   The charge for this event is $20.00, payable at the
door or to the Copyright Society via registration on this webpage; however,
there is no charge for this event for Copyright Society members or law
students.  We will be applying for 1.5 CLE credits.

To prepare for this event, you might
review some of the following:

1.  Professor JaneGinsburg’s trenchant criticism of the Second Circuit decision  

2.  The transcript ofthe April 22 oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court

3.  The merit briefs andamicus briefs – look for your favorite amici
(I recommend the first amicus
brief listed, submitted by the AIPLA.)

4.  The recording of the April 22 oral argument


A shout-out to our host for the evening, Eric Stahl at Davis Wright Tremaine,
who co-authored the recently released
widely praised Copyright Remedies: A Litigator’s Guide to Damages and
Other Relief
, published by the American Bar Association.*

CLE Credit Details

We will be applying for 1.5 CLE credits.

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