Scene Change: Innovation in Media and Entertainment Law

March 1, 2018

Overview

In the last three decades, there has been a tremendous amount of change in the way in which media and entertainment companies do business. Business models are changing ever more rapidly. Courts, legislatures and lawyers struggle to fashion legal rules to address these changing realities. This symposium brings together scholars, lawyers and entrepreneurs to discuss the business and legal implications of these changes.

What constitutes a media organization in today’s landscape? What are the rights and liabilities of individuals and corporations related to speech on global social networks? What new developments have occurred related to music streaming? How can we gain a cultural understanding of stock scenes and characters? These and other related topics will be the focus of this year’s symposium hosted by the University of Missouri School of Law’s Center for intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship, and its Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review.

The symposium concludes with a keynote address by Jim Spencer, the founder, former CEO and chairman of Newsy, an online video news site now owned by E.W. Scripps Company. Mr. Spencer will give an entrepreneurial perspective on modern media.

Location

All events will be held in Hulston Hall on the University of Missouri campus. Convenient parking is located two blocks west of Hulston Hall in Turner Avenue Garage. Directions and detailed parking information are available at law.missouri.edu/about/directions.

Cost and Registration

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested but not required. To register, please e-mail Lynne Byler at bylerl@missouri.edu.

Continuing Legal Education Credit

This event has been approved for 4.0 hours of CLE credit in the State of Missouri.

  • Panel One = 1.7 hours of CLE credit
  • Panel Two = 1.3 hours of CLE credit
  • Keynote = 1.0 hours of CLE credit

Program

Schedule

March 1, 2018
9:45 a.m. Welcome
Continental Breakfast
10 a.m. Introductory Remarks

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
Dean and C.A. Leedy Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Gary Myers
Director of the Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship and Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Valencia D. Clemons-Bush
Benjamin J. Sweskin
Editorial Board Members
Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review
University of Missouri School of Law

10:10 a.m. Panel One: Media and Free Speech (1.7 hours of CLE credit)

“Who Will Gather the News?”

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
Dean and C.A. Leedy Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

“Beyond Section 230: Intermediary Liability, Consumer Protection and Free Speech on Global Social Networks”

Brett G. Johnson
Assistant Professor
Missouri School of Journalism

“Clicks at Any Cost: The Economics of Fake News”

Amy Kristin Sanders
Associate Professor in Residence
Journalism & Strategic Communication Program
Northwestern University in Qatar

Rachael Jones
Media Law Fellow
Center for Media Law and Policy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Moderated by: Professor Gary Myers, University of Missouri School of
Law

11:35 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m. Panel Two: Entertainment (1.3 hours of CLE credit)

“The Music Streaming Labyrinth”

Mary LaFrance
IGT Professor of Intellectual Property Law
University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law

“Copyright Scenes a Faire Doctrine & Stereotyping”

Jasmine Abdel-khalik
Associate Professor of Law
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Moderated by: Professor Dennis Crouch, University of Missouri School of
Law

12:50 p.m. Break
Boxed lunches will be provided.
1 p.m. Keynote Lecture (1.0 hours of CLE credit)

“An Entrepreneurial Perspective on Modern Media”

Jim Spencer
Founder, Former CEO and Chairman
Newsy

1:50 p.m. Closing Remarks

About

About the Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship

The Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri School of Law promotes faculty symposia and scholarship in all areas involving law and innovation, and develops curricular and extracurricular programming to prepare law students to participate in entrepreneurial and innovation communities. The center also supports the law school’s Office of Career Development in identifying externships, summer positions and full-time jobs within the center’s focus area, and collaborates with campus and community members to generate resources that will increase and promote innovation and entrepreneurship. The center’s focus resides not just on intellectual property, business and finance, but on the intersection of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) issues.

The law school also offers an Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, which represents early-state businesses and helps guide them past the legal barriers faced by many new ventures.

About the Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review is a student-edited publication at the University of Missouri School of Law, whose primary purpose is to provide a three-part publication offering and host an annual symposium to cultivate cutting-edge information and legal analysis over a wide range of topics and issues.

The journal’s three-part publication consists of biannual journal issues and frequent white papers and forum posts. Journal issues include articles written by law professors, practicing attorneys, business experts and members of the journal’s staff. White papers are a concise in-depth analysis of a complex legal issue within the scope of business, entrepreneurship or tax matters composed by subject matter experts. Forum posts are short summary pieces highlighting a specific legal or news issue within the scope of business, entrepreneurship or tax legal matters composed by members of the journal staff and outside contributors. All publications can be found at law.missouri.edu/betr.

Currently, the Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review is accepting articles and white papers for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 publications. Publications of any kind are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted through Expresso or by emailing mulawbet@missouri.edu.