Next week is the New Media Expo in Las Vegas (formerly known as Blog World). I’ll be presenting on Blogger legal issues, as will entertainment and media law attorney Gordon Firemark. We’ll preview the upcoming show and discuss some of the latest developments in Blog Law.
Gordon Firemark practices entertainment and media law, helping clients in entertainment, new media, Internet and technology industries acheive their dreams by offering a comprehensive package of legal. business affairs and consulting services.
He is the producer and host of Entertainment Law Update, a podcast for artists and professionals in the entertainment industries, and is author of The Podcast, Blog and New Media Producer’s Legal Survival Guide.
Mr. Firemark teaches at Theatre Law at Southwestern Law School and Business Law at Loyola Marymount University and presents to groups all over the country.
SEGMENT 2: NEWS UPDATE
BNA Predictions for 2013
Several broad themes emerged from the hundreds of contributions received in response to Bloomberg BNA’s call for short, expert takes on noteworthy cyberlaw developments in 2012 and policy hotspots to watch for in 2013. Here are 10 of the most frequently mentioned predictions for the coming year:
1. ICANN new gTLD expansion will force trademark owners to adjust their online brand protection strategies a
2. Continued battle overs control of the internet;
3. Innovation v copyright laws battle yields continued litigation and push for legislation on Capitol Hill.
4. Increased state privacy regulation.
5. FTC will escalate privacy enforcement, while class actions on areas of privacy and data breaches will increase as well.
6. BYID and increased use of social media will result in more litigation and regulation.
Also coming is Canada’s email regulations implementing its anti-spam law.