Law Seminars International Presents: Call from Anywhere for a One-Hour Expert Analysis by Phone on

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.
Implications for copyright law and content delivery on the internet

July 1, 2014
Call in from Anywhere!
10-11 am Pacific / 1-2 pm Eastern

Who Should Call In

Attorneys and business executives involved with copyright and information technology

Why You Should Call In

On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Second Circuit in ABC v. Aereo, finding that the Aereo service infringed the broadcasters' public performance right when it enabled subscribers to stream over-the-air broadcasts. The Court ruled that Aereo, not the subscriber, performed the broadcasts, and that these performances were to the public. Although the case concerned the transmission of over-the-air television, the decision also seems likely to impact cloud computing and a broad range of internet services.

The majority opinion, written by Justice Breyer, focused on the similarly of the Aereo service to traditional cable television services, and appeared to distinguish other types of services. The dissent, written by Justice Scalia, questioned the validity of Justice Breyer's "like a cable television service" analysis, and suggested that the Court's decision opened the door to litigation against a wide variety of legitimate services.

This one-hour TeleBriefing features analysis of the Court's decision in Aereo and expert advice for Internet companies on how the decision may affect their businesses. The discussions will be led by an expert group of practitioners that includes Jonathan Band, principal of policybandwidth and author of an amicus brief in this case in support of neither party. These experts will draw on their extensive experience navigating copyright infringement issues to provide valuable information for copyright practitioners and in-house counsel.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

10:00 am

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.

Introduction and overview

Jonathan Band, Esq., Moderator, Founder
policybandwidth / Washington, DC

Why the court is wrong and implications

Matthew Schruers, Esq., Vice President for Law & Policy
Computer & Communications Industry Association / Washington, DC

Why the court is right and implications

Hillel I. Parness, Esq., Founder
Parness Law Firm, PLLC / New York, NY

11:00 am

Q & A (for up to 30 minutes)


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Our Distinguished Panel

Jonathan Band of policybandwidth, helps shape the laws governing intellectual property and the Internet through a combination of legislative and appellate advocacy. He has represented clients with respect to the drafting of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the PRO-IP Act, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and other federal and state statutes relating to intellectual property and the Internet. He complements this legislative advocacy by filing amicus briefs in significant cases related to these provisions. Mr. Band has also represented clients in connection to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the Marrakesh Treaty, and other international agreements. Previously, Mr. Band worked at the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, including thirteen years as a partner.

Hillel I. Parness is a highly experienced commercial litigator and trial attorney who recently formed his own practice, Parness Law Firm, PLLC. He has represented a broad spectrum of domestic and international companies and individuals in a variety of industries. His clients have included major financial institutions, rapid-growth and technology-leveraged enterprises, and large entertainment and media companies. In particular, Mr. Parness has substantial experience assisting clients with issues arising from the intersection of emerging technology, media and the Internet, as well as matters arising from the complex business activities of both traditional and Internet-based businesses. In the Aereo case, Mr. Parness was co-author of an amicus brief submitted on behalf of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, in support of the position of the television networks.

Matthew Schruers is Vice President for Law & Policy at the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and the Georgetown Graduate School Program on Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT).