The annual Fordham IP law conference is, in my view, second to none. This year”s Fordham’s 21st Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Policy was sensational. Great program and fabulous international faculty. IPkat reported on some of the sessions.
On Friday, I was on a panel Performance Rights in Copyright: Public, Private or “Digital”? The speakers and panelists with me were Profs. Tyler Ochoa (Santa Clara U. School of Law) and Jane Ginsburg (Columbia), David Ellen (GC Cablevision), Dr. Silke von Lewinski (Max Planck Institute for IP) and Janet Cullum (Cooley). It was a very timely panel, especially given the recent release of the opinion in WNET, Thirteen v. Aereo, Inc 2013 WL 1285591 (2nd.Cir.Apr, 1, 2013). Judge Chin who delivered the powerful dissent in the Aereo case was in the audience.
My talk was titled Cablevision: How It and Its Doctrines Have Fared Around the World. The slides from my talk are below. The cases referred to are as follows:
- Cartoon Network LP, LLLP v. CSC Holdings, Inc., 536 F. 3d 121(2nd Cir. 2008)
- RecordTVPte Ltd v MediaCorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd,,  SGCA 43 (1 December 2010)
- National Rugby League Investments Pty Limited v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd,  FCAFC 59, reversing SingtelOptus Pty Ltd v National Rugby League Investments Pty Ltd (No 2),  FCA 34
- Rogers Communications Inc. v. SOCAN, 2012 SCC 35
- SOCAN v CAIP 2004 SCC 45
- ITV Broadcasting Ltd & Ors v TVcatchup Ltd & Anor  EWHC 2977 (Pat) (14 November 2011)
- ITV Broadcasting Ltd and Others v TV Catch Up Ltd CJEU Case C-607/11
- WNET, Thirteen v. Aereo, Inc 2013 WL 1285591 (2nd.Cir.Apr, 1, 2013), affirming American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Inc., 874 F. Supp. 2d 373 (S.D.N.Y.2012)
- Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. BarryDriller Content Systems, PLC 2012 WL 6784498 (C.D.Cal.,Dec. 27, 2012)
- In re Cellco Partnership, 663 F. Supp. 2d 363 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)