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Jim Burger talks Aereo, net neutrality at June 4 webinar

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Published on: 11/14/2013

Lobbying & Policy partner Jim Burger will present a webinar on June 4 about “Hot Topics in Intellectual Property.” The webinar, held as part of Thompson Coburn’s TC Rewind event, is complimentary.

Jim will cover three IP topics currently being decided by the courts the Federal Communications Commission. He’ll provide details about each case and their implications for the industries and businesses affected by the decisions. Click here to register for Jim’s live webinar, held 1 p.m.-1:50 p.m. CDT on June 4.


Few of us receive “free TV,” over-the-air. Instead, we pay for cable, fiber or satellite service. Aereo is a start-up attempting to use the Internet to deliver "free TV" to consumers for a fee. Broadcasters have sued Aereo for infringing their "public performance" copyright. What’s the background on Aereo, what is a "public performance," and should you be following it.

Google Books and fair use

Google, without the authors’ authorization, digitized millions of books to create a database for scholars to research, access for the print disabled, and archives for university libraries. Is this fair use or massive copyright infringement?

Net neutrality

The DC Circuit overturned the FCC’s net neutrality rule and Comcast pledges to expand its net neutrality if it is permitted to acquire Time Warner Cable. What is the future of net neutrality?

Jim will further explore the issue of net neutrality when he participates in a June 18 panel at Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age, a conference of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Jim’s panel, “FCC Net Neutrality: A View from the Insider,” will feature Matthew DelNero, Deputy Chief of the FCC Wireline Bureau, who will talk directly about what the FCC’s proposed rules will and won’t say.