Broadcasters Online: A Legal Guide to the Cyber-Jungle
Presented by: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Get your legal questions answered!
When: Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Online or in-person at the Communication Arts & Sciences Building, Room 145, Michigan State University. (map)
MAB/MAPB Member cost: FREE!!!
Non-Member cost: $150
Register here: http://bit.ly/LegalWeb16
This seminar will deal with legal issues that a broadcaster may face exploiting new digital delivery systems, including a discussion of music licensing, legal issues that arise in social networking, other copyright and trademark issues, privacy concerns and other government regulations that can affect your Internet and other digital operations.
Attend in person or online! The presentation will be webcast live, with an email available for questions. The webcast will be archived online and accessible to registered participants for six months.
Have you thought about these common scenarios? These are some of the questions that will be answered by David Oxenford, MAB’s Washington attorney, and the answers may surprise you!
- Your employee finds a picture on the Internet that perfectly illustrates an article that you are posting on your website. Can you use the picture on your website without getting permission? How about on your Twitter feed or Facebook page?
- You want to feature a YouTube video in your TV news. Is there any issue with doing that?
- You’ve paid ASCAP and BMI for rights to play a song over the air and on your web stream. You also archive and podcast your morning drive show, do you need to pay ASCAP and BMI again?
- You had a local band come into your studio to play a set on-air. They play two of their own songs and one cover song. Can you archive the show on-demand on your website?
- A station listener posts some nasty comments on your station’s facebook page. Can you be liable?
- Why do many celebrities have “#ad” following many of their social media posts? Is that something my station needs to think about?
About our Presenter:
David Oxenford has over 30 years of experience in representing radio and television broadcasters before the Federal Communications Commission and other Washington regulatory agencies, and in working with them on contracts and other transactional matters. He has worked with clients on issues including the FCC multiple and foreign ownership rules, station purchases and sales, FCC technical rules, translator issues, political broadcasting, advertising rules and regulations and many other regulatory and transactional issues. David also represents Internet radio stations and other digital media companies on music licensing and other regulatory and transactional issues. He is a partner in the Washington, D.C office of the law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP. He is a regular speaker at state and national broadcast and music conferences and conventions, and writes regularly on many of these topics on his widely-read blog, www.broadcastlawblog.com and in many other publications.