AI-Generated Content: Legal Issues and Considerations for Entertainment Lawyers 

Session 1: Intro to AI: Registering Works that Incorporate Artificial Intelligence - The last year has seen a dramatic expansion in the use of generative AI technologies, which has prompted questions about the copyrightability of AI-generated works. Get up to speed on the U.S. Copyright Office’s AI initiative, walk through the Office’s views on registering works generated in whole or in part by AI, and answer some frequently asked questions. Session 2: Navigating the Minefield of AI-Generated Content - The spread of generative artificial intelligence has raised a host of questions in areas of law spanning copyright, right of publicity, privacy and others. Hear perspectives on those emerging questions and where the law may be headed. Session 3:Chatting ChatGPT - Get a fast-paced introduction to emerging AI technologies that lawyers need to know about, including a demonstration of these breakthroughs with a focus on the risks of using these technologies without understanding how they work.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.00 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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Drafting Fair Use, Defamation and Other Rights Clearance Opinion Letters for Your Productions

What do clearance attorneys need to think about when drafting opinion letters regarding rights issues for their clients? Hear from an expert who has written rights clearance opinion letters for hundreds of projects, ranging from true crime documentaries to scripted films based on or inspired by true stories. Learn what clients, insurance companies, distributors and other stakeholders come to expect when reviewing an opinion letter for films and television programs.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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Entertainment Law Updates (2023)

Session 1: Case Law Update - An annual roundup of notable court rulings, including Texas judicial decisions, that impact the practice of entertainment law. Session 2: LIVE EDITION! Entertainment Law Update Podcast - Join us for a special live edition of the Entertainment Law Update Podcast, where you'll get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look as co-hosts Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark produce the November episode of our groundbreaking podcast. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see the magic happen and stay up-to-date on the latest legal developments in the entertainment industry! Session 3: Tales from the Trenches: Recurring Litigation Practice Minefields in Entertainment Law Cases - Enjoy tales of litigation in entertainment and media cases including net profits in motion pictures and TV, theft of idea and copyright infringement cases, libel, and class actions against record companies, talent unions and movie studios.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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How to Start and Run an Independent Music Business

An overview of business entities and how they may be used by music labels, music publishers, managers, promoters, venues or others in the music business, followed by a discussion of the deluge of data that labels, publishers and managers must deal with in the modern music business.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    How to Start and Run an Independent Music Business
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Intellectual Property: The Essentials of Copyrights and Trademarks for Creatives

Understand the basic copyright and trademark principles and identify where they apply in music,television/film, podcasting, and influencer deals.

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  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    Intellectual Property: The Essentials of Copyrights and Trademarks for Creatives
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    Great information

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Legal and Business Considerations in True Crime Podcasting 

Gordon Firemark, The Podcast Lawyer™ provides an in-depth analysis of the legal landscape, issues and considerations that arise when producing true crime podcasts, including intellectual property, plagiarism, defamation, privacy concerns, and more. Gain valuable insights that can be applied to your practice and clients in the podcasting industry.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) in College Sports

A discussion of where things stand in the world of NIL and where they could be headed. Topics include NCAA policy, state and federal legislation, IRS and tax issues, international student-athletes, donor collectives, group licensing, and more.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) in College Sports
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    This, along with the transfer portal, will be the death of college sports!

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Navigating the Complexities of Copyright Termination and Recapture Rights

The realm of termination and recapture rights under the U.S. Copyright Act presents a labyrinth full of pitfalls for practitioners which can result in their clients losing their "second bite at the apple." Hear an overview of Sections 203 and 304 of the Copyright Act, discuss the termination process in the context of music from providing notice to potentially settling and negotiating new deals with publishers and labels, and examine the results of recent court cases in this ever-evolving area of copyright law practice.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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On the Road Again: Legal Issues in Music Touring

Whether they’re taking an Econoline van or a Gulfstream private jet, your music clients are bound to have questions relating to their tours. From insurance coverage to crew agreements to immigration issues and more, discover what you need to know to advise your clients properly.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    On the Road Again: Legal Issues in Music Touring
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Protecting an Artist’s Legacy with Estate and Intellectual Property Succession Planning 

Discover the untold consequences of neglecting estate and IP succession planning as a recording artist/songwriter and delve into the complex web of copyrights, trademarks, and publicity rights arising posthumously. Hear practical steps and real-world examples to make a plan and to tackle a failure to plan.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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eSupplement to the 33rd Annual Entertainment Law Institute

Session 1: When is Ticketing Like Pork Bellies? Current Legislation on Speculative Tickets and Resale Royalties - Explore selected state and federal ticketing legislation, with focus on solutions proposed to the Georgia Legislature to protect consumers, artists and venues from predatory resellers and business practices. Session 2: Coexisting with Creative: Primer On Advertising Law - “Advertising law” refers to the areas of the law that govern businesses’ communications to customers. Advertising law combines concepts from legal disciplines such as intellectual property, consumer protection, First Amendment, entertainment, communications, privacy and commercial transactions. In this presentation we introduce some of the primary legal concerns in advertising, including clearance, substantiation and special considerations for digital marketing and adtech. Session 3: Job Duties: Ethical Challenges in the Attorney-Paralegal Relationship - This session reviews common ethical pitfalls in the attorney-paralegal relationship, including avoiding inadvertent breaches of confidentiality and the unauthorized practice of law. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.50 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2024
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First Friday Ethics (October 2023)

Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) AI and Effective Corporate Governance (Replay) This discussion covers artificial intelligence (AI) fundamentals and business opportunities to utilize AI responsibly and strategically. The panelists also address corporate governance and compliance frameworks to enable boards and business leadership to proactively and effectively manage risks posed by AI. Regina Jones, Baker Hughes - Houston, TX Ryan D. McConnell, R. McConnell Group PLLC - Houston, TX Meagan Baker Thompson, R. McConnell Group PLLC - Austin, TX (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics) Requests from on High: Keeping In-House Counsel Out of Hot Water (Replay) One of internal counsel’s many functions is to avert problems for their employers. But sometimes in keeping their client away from the fire, they risk being singed. These concerns implicate challenging attorney-client privilege issues, clarity in communicating to employees and management who they represent, educating others about how to maintain confidentiality, engaging the right counsel and consultants for the proper purposes, and knowing when to stay away from direct interaction in depositions, mediations and regulator meetings and interactions, or when to interact directly. Joel Cohen, White & Case LLP - New York, NY (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics) Ethics on the Edge (Replay) Whether in-house or in private practice, technology lawyers increasingly find themselves counseling clients operating at or beyond the edge of what the law has contemplated—and sometimes with business models so “disruptive” they may even be illegal. Explore the ethics issues that come into play in such situations, through real-world examples of how experienced in-house lawyers have counseled their clients though high-risk innovation and legal uncertainty.   Christopher T. Brown, KASTNER/GRAVELLE LLP - Austin, TX Cara Connolly, Reality Labs at Meta - Austin, TX Catherine Dawson, AffiniPay - Austin, TX  (0.50 hr | 0.50 hr ethics) Pro Bono Opportunities for Business Attorneys (Replay) Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) offers attorneys the opportunity to work with creatives, non-profits, and others who qualify based on their income on various legal issues such as entity formation, contracts, trademark/patent/copyright filings, and other general legal needs. An in depth discussion on these opportunities as well as give several examples of cases or matters handled by volunteer attorneys. Angela L. Lee, TALA - Austin, TX Adrian Resendez, Brough & Resendez PLLC - Austin, TX

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 3.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2024
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    First Friday Ethics (October 2023)
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    All topics were very relevant and interesting. Presenters were knowledgeable and shared a lot of their personal experiences. Very good way to teach legal ethics.

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Hooked on CLE: September 2023

THIS MONTH: When is Ticketing Like Pork Bellies? Current Legislation on Speculative Tickets and Resale Royalties • War Stories, Trial Tips, and Trial Skills Comparison • Key Trends in Private Company Mergers and Acquisitions • Mortgage Concepts for Family Lawyers • Drafting Contracts to Protect Your Company

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: September 2023
    4.03 out of 5 stars
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When is Ticketing Like Pork Bellies? Current Legislation on Speculative Tickets and Resale Royalties

Explore selected state and federal ticketing legislation, with focus on solutions proposed to the Georgia Legislature to protect consumers, artists and venues from predatory resellers and business practices.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2024
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    When is Ticketing Like Pork Bellies? Current Legislation on Speculative Tickets and Resale Royalties
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    Kind of all over the place. Lots of surveying the field around the US, not much Texas law.

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First Friday Ethics (June 2023)

Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Ethics and Other Issues in Student-Athlete NIL Deals (REPLAY) Colleges and universities have a complicated role in the rapidly evolving world of student-athlete NIL deals. Explore some of the issues that colleges and universities need to consider, including tricky questions about how to support student-athletes’ efforts to secure NIL deals while also protecting the institution. Amy A. Rodriguez, Adler & Colvin - San Francisco, CA Julie D. Vannatta, The Ohio State University, Retired - Columbus, OH (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Deal Ethics (REPLAY) A discussion on a number of ethical issues that come up in the practice of mergers and acquisitions, including whether the same firm can represent two bidders for the same target, other conflicts of interest, the no-contact rule, managing the lawyer’s duty for truthfulness and protecting the client’s privilege. David I. Albin, Finn Dixon & Herling LLP - Stamford, CT Nathaniel L. Doliner, Carlton Fields - Tampa, FL   (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Mum’s the Word: Maintaining Client Confidentiality while Working from Anywhere and Everywhere (REPLAY) Working remotely and virtual meetings are here to stay. This presentation provides practical suggestions for structuring engagement letters, addressing conflicts of interest, and safeguarding client communications across all mediums. Jeff Chadwick, Winstead PC - The Woodlands, TX

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 3.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2024
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    First Friday Ethics (June 2023)
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    good

    excellent speakers and information.

    mums the word

    The NIL presentation was terrific; the general ethics presentation less so but still helpful.

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Hooked on CLE: June 2023

Session 1: A Lawyer's Duty in a Democracy Under Attack - An examination of lawyers' duty to support the Constitution and democratic principles when they are being challenged.  Session 2: What the Surviving Spouse Needs to Do, and What to Do if They Don’t - A practical discussion of the steps a surviving spouse can or should take when their spouse dies and what to do later if those steps are not taken. Session 3: Medical Staff, Nursing Staff, and Patient Rights in a Post-COVID World - As we move past the pandemic into a post-public health emergency world, hospitals are contending with physician and nursing staffing shortages, changing trends in the use of physicians and advanced practice professionals on medical staffs, increasing violence by patients, and regulatory pressures. The speakers discuss these issues and options for responding to them. Session 4: Artist Rights: The Future of the Copyright Royalty Board for Songwriters - ​This panel discusses the history and future of the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board, the federal agency that sets the royalty rate for the government’s compulsory licenses for songs and webcasting among other. Session 5: Workers’ Comp 101: The Basics of the Workers’ Compensation System in Texas - An overview of the Workers’ Compensation System outlining the responsibilities of insurance carriers, employers, and self-insureds in the administration of work injuries in Texas.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: June 2023
    4.14 out of 5 stars
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    The political slant of the first presentation has no place in mandatory CLE, especially in ethics credits. The copyright discussion was largely an entertaining free for all with knowledgeable speakers. Generally a good collection of presentations. Thanks.

    Interesting presentations in a variety of areas of the law.

    good presenters

    I thought Michael Curry's "speech" was poor. The rest was good.

    Great civics lesson on what lawyers can do for democracy under attack. Surviving spouse lecture was very thorough as far as engagement letters.

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