2014 ABA Conference Highlights
FCC and Legal Update
Attorney – Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth and Legal Advisor to the ABA Board of Directors
Scott and Ann will review recent and ongoing actions at the FCC and current legislative efforts which will impact broadcasters. Among the many topics they will discuss are retransmission rights, the “performance tax,” the JSA/LMA issue being weighed both at the FCC and in Congress and AM revitalization. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about your operation and the future of the industry.
Social Media in the Workplace
Social media has become a powerful communication tool, but it is a risky one. Organizations of all types must develop clear social media policies and methods that allow employees to engage in strategically driven social media marketing without violating laws or creating unintended consequences for employers. Learn why you want your employees to use social media AND why you don’t’ in our informative marketing and legal session.
Music Licensing Explained
An overview of the various music licensing issues facing broadcasters every day, the session will cover basic information including the difference between a “musical work” and a “sound recording”, the various permissions which must be obtained to engage in common uses of copyrighted music, ranging from mechanical reproduction (including offering podcasts and digital downloads), synchronization (including use of music in advertisements and television programs) and performance (including streaming). The session will explain who to contact to “clear” these rights, the likely cost and processes involved and ongoing legislative, executive and judicial branch proceedings which could alter the current landscape. In addition, Kevin will provide an update on ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange – including relevant legislative activity.
Legal/Legislative sessions Friday, August 15 9:00 – 10:30 A.M.
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ABA Information Updates
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EEOC releases new enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination http://t.co/rRdty8a4sy
REMINDER: Deadline for filing cable royalty claims is TOMORROW (7/31) http://t.co/pBjgqzxas8
GAO says FCC needs better data about sharing arrangements http://t.co/J4k0JZ6Ltl