2-Credit MCLE Event - Cyberlaw: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

We are honored to present Professor Aaron Ghirardelli as a special guest speaker for a 2-credit CLE seminar on the topic of "Cyberlaw: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act."

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
19:00 - Presentation
21:00 - End
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall (Access)
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Attendance Fee:
¥3,000 (attendees requiring CLE credit)
Free (attendees not requiring CLE credit)

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) turns 15 this coming October. Enacted in 1998 to comply with the WIPO Copyright Treaty, its main innovation included the creation of the so-called safe harbors, which allow online service providers - such as ISPs and websites - to avoid copyright infringement liability for content their users post, as long as the providers satisfy DMCA requirements and procedures.

This seminar will present the Act's two principal sections: §1201, which deals with anti-circumvention of copy-prevention systems, and §512, which concerns the safe harbor provisions for online service providers. It will analyze the most relevant cases and explain the take-down notice process. Any online service provider operating, directly or indirectly, in the U.S. should be familiar with the DMCA provisions in order to properly respond to take-down notices from copyright holders and avoid liability for content their users post.

About the Speaker

Aaron Ghirardelli

Adjunct Professor of Law at the Beasley School of Law, Japan Campus, at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, and at Loyola, L.A. Professor Ghirardelli received his legal education at the Università degli Studi in Milan and at UC Hastings College of the Law where he earned an LL.M. Magna Cum Laude. He worked for several years for Clifford Chance in Milan and now has his own practice in Santa Monica, California, assisting clients in transnational litigation issues before US and European courts and with contract drafting services. He particularly focuses on telecommunication and internet matters.

About CLE Credit

Please bring your state attorney ID number so that you can complete the necessary paperwork. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of-state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than a copy of the Pennsylvania CLE credit form and a certificate of attendance.

Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.