This year’s Kernochan Center symposium focused on the right of publicity. This right has a complex history, and the patchwork of state laws currently in place do not provide clarity. In addition, many states which have had no such right, or a limited right, are now contemplating more extensive legislation in this area. Our full-day conference looked not only at the historical contours of the right of publicity, but also at its normative goals. Panels focused on how such a right is best crafted, including what uses should be exempted from its scope, and delved into other areas of the law implicated by publicity and privacy statutes.
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9:15- 10:45 Session I: Keynote and Commentary
Professor of Law and Joseph Scott Fellow, Loyola Law School
Professor of Law, BU School of Law
11:00-12:30 Session II: Term, Breadth and Waivability
Moderator: June Besek, Esq. Executive Director, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts
Mark Roesler, Esq.
CEO, CMG Worldwide
Professor of Law and Director, Intellectual Property Law Center, St. John’s University
John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law, Notre Dame University Law School
Ben Sheffner, Esq.
MPAA, Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel for Copyright & Legal Affairs
Sarah Howes, Esq.
Director and Counsel, Government Affairs and Public Policy at SAG-AFTRA
12:30-1:30 Lunch (Provided)
1:30-3:00 Session III: Exemptions, Limitations and Territoriality
Moderator: Pippa Loengard, Esq. Deputy Director, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts
Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity, Northeastern University School of Law
David G. Post
I. Herman Stern Professor of Law, Beasley School of Law, Temple University (Ret.)
Frederick Sperling, Esq.
Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
Patrick Kabat, Esq.
Director, First Amendment, Media, & Entertainment-Law Practicum, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
3:15-4:45 Session IV: Overlap with Other Areas of Law
Moderator: Jane Ginsburg, Faculty Director, Kernochan Center and Morton Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property
Cynthia Arato, Esq.
Partner, Shapiro Arato LLP
Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law, NYU
Rivkin Radler Distinguished Professor of Law, Hofstra Law School