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Intellectual Property on the Internet: An Advanced Seminar for Artists, Writers, and Others Who Create and Use Digital Content

  • Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 7:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401


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With William J. O’Brien, Esq.


This program will provide insights and guidance about the special challenges of using the Internet as a source, medium, and distribution channel for creative content.  Topics to be addressed include:


•The practicalities of establishing and protecting copyrights in online content
•Ownership and control of collaborative efforts
•What is “fair use” of copyrighted material?
•Avoiding liability for unintentional infringement
•Take-down notices and “safe harbors” under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
•Use of trademarks on the Internet
•Selection and protection of website names and URLs 
•Cybersquatting and domain-name disputes


SPEAKER: Bill O’Brien, Esq. is a trial and appellate lawyer with more than 19 years of experience in intellectual property cases. Bill has extensive experience with copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, patent, and idea submission cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.  His work has involved I.P. rights in subjects ranging from films to military aircraft, from music to medical devices, and from infomercials to advanced chemistry. He has successfully represented clients in major jury trials and in the federal and state appellate courts. 


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