The biennial Media Law Conference is the most substantive and effective conference for experienced media defense lawyers. The conference focuses on the practical aspects of media law and litigation, with a mix of plenary, break-out, and boutique sessions on a wide variety of topics.
DWT partner Daniel Waggoner moderated a panel discussion entitled, “Rodney King, 25 Years Later; Fair Use and Police/Press Issues.” Topics included:
- An analysis of the copyright case brought by the plumber who shot the beating video footage against the networks and others. Was a taking of the video a fair use?
- Did the First Amendment give an extra layer of defense to the copyright claims?
- How to improve police-press relations in the context of the urban riots which ensued and continue in Ferguson and beyond: Access to demonstrations and documents, citizen journalism, bodycams, and more.