Martindale.com CLE Webinar on Peer-to-Peer Sharing to Feature Noted Copyright Expert and Author, David Nimmer
June 16 Webinar Caps Series of Guest Blogs, Discussion Forums and Debates - Occurring Within martindale.com® Connected - Focused on Internet-Related Copyright Issues
NEW YORK, NY - June 9, 2010 - LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, the industry leader in networking and law firm marketing, today announced it will hold a free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Webinar on June 16 at 12:00 P.M. EDT to examine the legal issues surrounding Peer-to-Peer sharing and other Internet-related copyright issues. "The Dangers of Downloading: Nimmer on Peer-to-Peer Sharing" is open to all members of martindale.com® Connected
, the free, global online network created exclusively for the legal community. The Webinar will feature a panel of legal experts who will analyze the Peer-to-Peer debate and propose solutions for lawyers and clients. The discussion will be led by David Nimmer
, Of Counsel at Irell & Manella LLP
and author of the celebrated treatise Nimmer on Copyright
published exclusively by LexisNexis® Matthew Bender®. Joining Mr. Nimmer will be Peter Menell
, Professor of Law at Berkeley Law, and Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
and Jason C. Kravitz
, Partner and Practice Group Leader of Brands & Creations at Nixon Peabody
Peer-to-Peer sharing involves any distributed network composed of users who make a portion of their resources available to other users on that network. Organizations like the Recording Industry of America
(RIAA) and The Motion Picture Association of America
(MPAA) have fought to protect and enforce copyright protections held by their members, which are sometimes infringed by users of Peer-to-Peer file sharing sites.
"Recent years have seen massive filings of copyright infringement suits for Peer-to-Peer sharing," according to David Nimmer. "In fact, more cases have been filed in that space than in all other copyright domains combined. Hanging over the whole field is the specter that a losing defendant might end up saddled with tens of millions of dollars in statutory damages."
"We are excited to work with legal expert and author David Nimmer to shed light on the salient issues and present insights as to where the copyright debate around Peer-to-Peer sharing is ultimately heading," said Phil Livingston, senior vice president of Marketing & Business Solutions at LexisNexis and CEO for Martindale-Hubbell. "Our ability to leverage these kinds of relationships is a big part of what enables martindale.com Connected to deliver better than any other online network, tailored, high-value content to corporate counsel, private practice lawyers and other legal professionals."
In addition to the Webinar itself, martindale.com
Connected is featuring within its Intellectual Property Group
, a series of guest bloggers, discussion forums, and downloadable content as part of a larger legal conversation on Peer-to-Peer sharing and other Internet-related copyright issues.
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