Most websites incorporate content that others have created - sometimes with permission, sometimes without it. Website owners & operators post photographs, screen grabs or GIFs from other sources, incorporate content from social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, embed videos from video-sharing sites & reappropriate content in many other ways. Users also post their own text, images, videos & other material on the sites - which may also use third-party content. This panel will discuss:
Potential areas of legal exposure from using third-party content, based on copyright, trademark, privacy/publicity, libel & other areas of law, that websites should know about
Possible legal defenses that allow sites to use third-party content in many circumstances, including fair use, public domain & the legal protections offered by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act & the Communications Decency Act
Best practices for steering clear of liability & taking advantage of these legal protections
As with all events in NYTECH's legal track, the goal of this presentation is to assist non-lawyers in recognizing & understanding some of the important legal issues confronting their businesses. With ample time for Q&A & networking, this session will be an outstanding source of practical, real-world guidance & useful contacts.
Lauren Fisher, General Counsel, Vox Media
Lauren Fisher is VP & General Counsel for Vox Media, which publishes premium media brands including The Verge, SB Nation, & Eater on Vox's proprietary publishing platform & modern media stack. Lauren is responsible for leading Vox Media's legal team, where she routinely deals with the issues of both a content & technology creator/publisher as well as use of third party content & technology. When she is not wearing her legal hat, Lauren also manages strategic business development. Before joining Vox Media, Lauren worked as Assistant General Counsel for AOL for almost 7 years, leading a team that managed wide-ranging intellectual property matters, complex technology deals. & various aspects of new media law. During her tenure at AOL, Lauren spearheaded the implementation of a comprehensive rights & clearances program, & the delicate legal navigation of AOL's foray into the frontier known as the blogosphere.” Prior to joining AOL, Lauren worked in-house at The Vanguard Group as Associate Counsel for Intellectual Property where she set up Vanguard's IP program. Before moving in-house, Lauren practiced law in the field of Intellectual Property with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
Jeff Grossman, Assistant General Counsel, AOL
Jeff Grossman is Assistant General Counsel for AOL, where he advises The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Stylelist, Mapquest & AOL's other properties on copyright & media law issues. Jeff's previous experience includes serving as Senior Counsel for Cablevision, working with its newspaper & television news businesses, & practicing as an associate in the New York office of Hogan Lovells, where he focused on litigation & advising media clients. Jeff earned his J.D. at NYU School of Law & a B.A. in Political Science from Binghamton University.
Rebecca Sanhueza, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Time
Rebecca Sanhueza is Vice President & Deputy General Counsel of Time where she oversees editorial & business side legal issues for the company's brand divisions (print & digital). Rebecca also has responsibility for the TV, film & video transactional & production work across Time Prior to joining Time, Rebecca was Associate General Counsel at Gruner + Jahr USA; and, prior to that, she was a litigation associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Rebecca has a J.D. from Columbia law school & a B.A from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Jim Rosenfeld, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (Moderator)
Jim Rosenfeld (moderator) is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP who litigates & counsels on media, intellectual property, & Internet law - including copyright, trademark, right of publicity, invasion of privacy, defamation, & commercial matters. Jim represents a wide array of Internet content & service providers, including the operators of blogs & other online publications; the licensors of images, footage & music; & the publishers of news, health, education, & travel websites. He advises clients on issues unique to content providers on the Internet & other new platforms, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act & Communications Decency Act legal immunities for user-generated content, liability arising from linking, framing & aggregation of content, & issues relating to online advertising, social media & piracy. Jim was named a Super Lawyer” in New York in 2013.