In Conversation With Josh Wattles: A rare opportunity to hear a leading Intellectual Property expert and educator
Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.
In conversation with Josh Wattles
Led by Michael Masterson, ASPP President
A rare opportunity to hear a leading Intellectual Property expert and educator.
Venue: Brand Library Recital Hall
1601 West Mountain Street Glendale, California 91201.
Joshua S. Wattles is Advisor in Chief to deviantART, the world’s largest online community for artists and art enthusiasts: with more than 43 million unique visitors a month generating 140,000 daily uploads and across hundreds of genres. The site allows members to publish original art and news content, collaborate with peers, build a fan base and connect with third-party social networks.
Josh has a distinguished career as a lawyer, executive and academic. Josh managed more than 60 lawyers as the deputy and acting general counsel at Paramount Pictures, responsible for the studio’s highest profile talent and content agreements and major litigations. He was also the senior intellectual property lawyer for Paramount Communications, advising film, book publishing, sports and cable television units, and was a key architect of the film industry’s anti-piracy programs. He helped to create the industry’s collective licensing organization for cable and satellite retransmissions of television programs and films in the EU.
Josh’s background in the music industry began right after law school as an in-house litigator for the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Later, at Paramount, he ran all of its music operations, including the production of numerous award-winning multi-platinum soundtracks and management of its significant music publishing interests: The Famous Music Publishing Companies. He is the founding president of Mixonic.com, an active online CD and DVD replication company, and he designed and developed the strategy and technology for Xingtone, which was subsequently funded and acquired by Siemens AG.
In his private legal practice, Josh’s clients have included motion picture studios, music companies and new media properties: the World Monuments Fund, Dorothy Hamill, Televisa, the Internet entrepreneur Michael Robertson, and J.K. Rowling. He also helped litigate MGM v. Grokster, a front page Supreme Court case, on behalf of the developers of the technology in issue in that case.
Josh is an adjunct law professor in copyright law at Southwestern University Law School and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He is a past president of the Los Angeles Copyright Society.
In order to tailor this evening towards the audience, Mr. Wattles has requested that specific areas of interest be submitted in advance. What do you want to know about copyright?
After you register, please drop us a note at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ASPP and sister organizations: $10 in advance, $12 at the door (with ID)
All registered members of deviantART : $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Just register with your deviant ID
Non-Members: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Students: free with pre-registration, $5 at the door (with student ID).
Program : 7-8:15pm
About the ASPP: We are a community of image experts committed to sharing our experience and knowledge throughout the industry. We provide professional networking and educational opportunities. If you create, edit, research, license, distribute, manage or publish visual content, ASPP is the place for you. http://www.aspp.com
About the Brand: The Brand Library is an art and music library located in Brand Park high in the foothills overlooking Glendale and the San Fernando Valley. The original mansion design is similar to the East Indian Pavilion built for the 1893 Columbian World Exposition. More here: http://www.brandlibrary.org/
The Brand Library does not have direct bus service. MTA Bus Line 92 and the Glendale Beeline Route #7 both stop at the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Grandview, approximately one mile south of the Library.
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We are a community of image experts committed to sharing our experience and knowledge throughout the industry. We provide professional networking and educational opportunities. If you create, edit, license, manage or publish visual content, ASPP is the place for you.