Monday, February 4, 2008

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Event Alert - The Evolution of the Music Industry

Happy New Year everyone and welcome back!

Professor Kirgis alerted us to the following event that our members may enjoy:

This Thursday evening (January 10) at 7:30 in Port Washington. It’s a program on the evolution of the music industry and features several music industry attorneys including Michael Pollack (former counsel for CBS records), Paul Robinson (Senior VP and General Counsel for Warner Music Group), Susan Butler (Senior Correspondent Legal & Music Affairs for Billboard), and others.
The program is at the Landmark Theater (

Let us know if you have any questions, we are not organizing a group to travel together, but there will be at least a few of us going.


Friday, January 4, 2008

Sad News

It's with great sadness that we share the news that Professor Joseph J. Beard, EASL advisor and well loved Professor of Entertainment Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law and Commercial Law at St. John's, passed away on December 31, 2007.

He will be missed.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

EASL Is All Grown Up

Our symposium was given some great advertising, thanks to Michael McCann, one of the moderators of Sports Law Blog

Professor McCann, a professor at Mississippi College School of Law is one of the leading voices in the field of Sports Law, and we hope that he can attend our symposium as a speaker or moderator. We'd like to thank him for all of his help.

Here is the direct link to our shot-out.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sports Law Symposium

"Legal Issues Facing the NBA In the Next Decade"

The Entertainment & Sports Law Society will be hosting the first annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium in Spring 2008. Our sports panel will be a general discussion on legal issues in the NBA including the following topics:
- The Globalization of the NBA and the growing influx of players from Asia, South America, and Europe
- The Potential of an NBA Division outside of the United States
- The Donaghy Fiasco: Is gambling a rampant problem among NBA officials? What can be done to remedy the situation?
- General State of the League. Is Commissioner Stern's dress code policy and technical foul policy good for the league's image?

Anyone interested in participating in the symposium as a panelist or moderator, or simply interested in attending this cant-miss event, please contact Andrew Smith at for further information.

Monday, October 1, 2007

How Much Would you Pay for Music?

Radiohead Album Price Tag: ‘It’s Up to You’
By Mike Nizza

How much would you pay for the next Radiohead album, “In Rainbow”? This is not a trick question: Your answer will be as binding as a dictator’s edict.

“IT’S UP TO YOU,” the rock band’s site informs customers pre-ordering the digital download, which will be available Oct. 10. Doubters get a second assurance: “NO REALLY. IT’S UP TO YOU.”

Read the rest of the Article here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

TV Censorship

Our Fall Symposium will discuss legal issues revolving around censorship on television and radio. Check out the following videos from the Emmys, Kathy Griffith's acceptance speech, and Sally Fields acceptance speech. Which one do you think was censored by Fox? The answer may surprise you.

Kathy Griffith Emmy Speech

Sally Field Emmy Speech (start watching one minute in)

And just because she wasn't censored by Fox, doesn't mean she might not be censored by E! during the rebroadcast. Read more here.

Thanks to one of our members for finding these videos.