From Yale Law School’s Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression
COMMERCIAL SPEECH AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Does the Right of Publicity Transcend Commercial Speech?
June 4, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Debevoise & Plimpton, 919 3rd New York, NY

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8:00 - 8:45   Registration and Coffee

8:45 – 9:00   Welcome and Introduction

9:00  Jennifer Rothman: Right of Publicity?  Right of Privacy?

11:00 Does The First Amendment Have Anything to Say Here? 

Moderator:   Jeremy Feigelson, Debevoise & Plimpton
Panelists:    
Robert C. Post, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School 
Jennifer Rothman, Professor of Law, Joseph Scott Fellow, Loyola Law School
Rebecca Tushnet, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Harvard Law School                       

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15 - 12:30 Litigating the Claims

Moderator:  Stacey Dogan, Professor, Boston University School of Law
Panelists:   
Annie Pell, National Football League
David Schulz, Ballard Spahr LLP
Nathan Siegel, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
                       
12:30-1:00 Lunch     

1:00 - 2:00 Legislative Initiatives:  What matters

Moderator:   Daniel Kummer, NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Panelists:   
Gena Feist, Take Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Edward Rosenthal, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
Vans Stevenson, Motion Picture Association of American, Inc.

Application for New York accreditation of this program is currently pending.
We want to thank Debevoise & Plimpton for agreeing to underwrite and host the Conference this year.
Sponsors:  We want to thank the additional sponsors of this Conference: 
Ballard Spahr LLP      Davis Wright Tremaine LLP     Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

 The Planning Committee for this Conference:

Jeremy Feigelson, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Bruce Johnson, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Rick Kurnit, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
Joel Kurtzberg, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
David Schulz, Ballard Spahr LLP
Alonzo Wickers, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

And from Yale Law School’s Information Society Project:
Sandra Baron, Senior Fellow, Information Society Project and Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression
Heather Branch, Program Administrator and Event Coordinator
Natasha Rentas, Budget Manager and Program Coordinator

READINGS:

Session 1:

THOMAS E. KADRI:  Drawing Trump
ROBERT C. POST, Data Privacy and Dignitary Privacy  (Note Part II)
ROBERT C. POST, Rereading Warren and Brandeis: Privacy, Property, and Appropriation
JENNIFER E. ROTHMAN:  Commercial Speech, Commercial Use and the IP Quagmire
REBECCA TUSHNET:  Raising Walls Against Overlapping Rights:  Preemption and the Right of Publicity

2018 Notable Right of Publicity Cases

Session 2:

STACEY DOGAN:   Bullying and Opportunism in Trademark and ROP Law
De Havilland v FX (CalApp 2018)
FX  v De Havilland, AMICUS IP and Con Law Professors in Support of Defendants-Appellants
FX v De Havilland: Amicus SAG/AFTRA in Support of Plaintiff-Respondent
FX v De Havilland:  Amicus MPAA, et al. in Support of Defendants-Appellants

Gravano v Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc (NY Court of Appeals 2018)
Gravano v Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc:  Brief of Plaintiff-Appellant
Gravano v Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc:  Brief of Respondent-Defendants
Gravano v. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc:  Reply Brief of Plaintiff-Appellant
Gravano v Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc:  Amicus JARRYD HUNTLEY in Support of Defendants-Respondents
Gravano v Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc:  Amicus Entertainment Software Association
Gravano v Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.: Amicus Law Professors in Support of Defendants-Respondents

Lohan v Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NY Court of Appeals 2018)
Lohan v Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc:  Brief of Appellant-Plaintiff
Lohan v Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc:  Brief of Defendants-Respondents
Lohan v Take-Two Interactive Software, inc:  Reply Brief of Plaintiff-Appellant

Porco v Lifetime Entertainment Services (NY AppDiv Third Dept 2017)

Session 3:

California Statute Section 3344 (See also Section 3344.1)
Letter from MPAA to Assemblyman Joseph Morelle, Majority Leader, NYS Assembly
NYS Assembly Bill A08155 (2017)
MPAA Memo:  How to Handle Deepfakes Under NY Law
NYS Civil Rights Law Section 50:  Right of Privacy
NYS Civil Rights Law Section 51:  Right of Privacy: Action for injunction and for damages