Speaking Engagement

24th Annual Forum on Communications Law

Event Details
January 31 11:00 PM - February 1 11:00 PM, 2019

Date and Time
February 1, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Hot Issues in Social Media

Mara J. Gassmann

This workshop will discuss the challenges posed by social media platforms and practices.

Attorney Mara Gassmann, whose practice focuses on litigating and counseling news, entertainment, and other media clients in a range of matters implicating their First Amendment and intellectual property rights, and panelists will discuss the following topics:

  • Litigation concerns, including preservation, authentication, and admissibility of social media posts
  • The right of access to, and the right to comment on, social media sites of public officials and public figures
  • Copyright concerns, including the fallout of the embedding decision in Goldman v. Breitbart News Network

Date and Time
February 1, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hot Issues in Libel and Privacy

Leita Walker

Attorney Leita Walker, who defends news organizations in libel litigation, and panelists will examine recent high-profile trials, settlements, and appeals.

They will review the current state of the law regarding:

  • Opinion, libel-by-implication, and the reporting of third-party allegations
  • Libel and the right of publicity in fiction and docu-drama
  • How the internet and social media are affecting courts' analysis of public figure status, defamatory meaning, and other elements of libel law

Date and Time
February 2, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Hot Issues in International and Cross Border Vetting

Dana R. Green

This workshop will compare and contrast defamation, privacy, copyright, and other newsgathering and publication laws around the world.

Attorney Dana Green, who represents media clients in a range of content-related matters, and panelists will discuss the following questions:

  • How is the #MeToo movement being handled in various jurisdictions?
  • Do you need to consider the GDPR in the newsgathering context?
  • What is happening with the Right to Be Forgotten and do U.S. publications available outside the U.S. have to respond to takedown requests?

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