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Copyright Misuse or Doctrine Abuse – Disney Enterprises, Inc. v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC

Los Angeles Copyright Society

Monday, May 14, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Copyright Misuse or Doctrine Abuse – Disney...

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member May 10, 2018 $85.00 $0.00
Associate May 10, 2018 $85.00 $0.00
Guest May 10, 2018 $110.00 $0.00
Pay At The Door (Member - $85.00) May 10, 2018 Free $0.00
Pay At The Door (Associate - $85.00) May 10, 2018 Free $0.00
Pay At The Door (Guest - $110.00) May 10, 2018 Free $0.00

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Speaker: Robert Rotstein

 

Historically, the courts have shown great reluctance to apply the oft-raised but rarely successful copyright-misuse defense. Please join us for an interactive presentation about the misuse defense and its application (and non-application), including a discussion of the recent district court opinion in Disney Enterprises, Inc., v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC. Through a series of hypothetical scenarios, Bob Rotstein will trace the history of the misuse defense and address whether the Redbox opinion is an outlier or rather signals a new judicial willingness to apply the defense.

 

Robert Rotstein is an entertainment attorney with over thirty five years of experience in the industry. He is a co-chair of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp’s Entertainment & IP Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Rotstein specializes in litigation with a focus on intellectual property and technology, copyright, and entertainment matters. He has represented all of the major motion picture studios and many well-known writers, producers, directors, and musicians. Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Rotstein has represented clients such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, John Sayles, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and James Cameron (e.g. obtaining summary judgment for Cameron and his company in a lawsuit involving Cameron’s blockbuster motion picture Avatar).

 

Mr. Rotstein received his J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif and served as an editor on the UCLA Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, Robert served as a judicial law clerk to now U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, then Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Rotstein also authored a law review article in the Chicago Kent Law Review entitled “Beyond Mataphor: Copyright Infringement and the Fiction of the Work,” 68 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 725 (1992) that explores the relationship between literary theory and copyright law, and has also taught as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School in teaching Copyright Law.

 

Robert Rotstein, with James Patterson, is the author of The Family Lawyer, the title story of the New York Times bestselling collection. Mr. Rotstein has written Corrupt Practices, Reckless Disregard, and The Bomb Maker’s Son. His forthcoming novel We, the Jury, a psychological drama, is scheduled to be released by Blackstone Publishing in early 2019.

 

View Robert Rotstein’s full bio at msk.com.

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Maggiano’s Little Italy
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, California 90036

Monday, May 14, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)


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