Law Seminars International Presents

A Two-Day Conference on Business Models, Regulatory Issues, & Content Acquisition for

Internet-Enabled Television

IPTV and Other Ways of Delivering TV Content in the Internet Age

June 14 & 15, 2007
The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA
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Who Should Attend

Lawyers, telecommunications, cable and Internet executives, government regulators, and large telecommunications users

Why Attend

This seminar provides the first national comprehensive analysis of Internet television. "The breathtaking evolution of Internet television has produced an array of legal and business issues. Competing technologies vie for market dominance. Even the traditional structure of the television market is under scrutiny as franchising gives way to cable service providers. Day One focuses on technology, business models and regulatory issues. Our outstanding faculty provides an overview of business models and associated legal issues, necessary network facilities, and markets. The afternoon examines the future of franchising. Capping the day is a debate over net neutrality and implications for business planners. Day Two is dedicated to content access, acquisition and protection. Our expert faculty examines legislative and regulatory issues pertaining to program access from multiple perspectives. Discussion turns to optimizing the selection of services and content providers and the creation of a content deal. The program concludes with the resolution of issues arising during negotiations between service providers and content owners. ~ Program Co-Chairs: Scott R. Maples, Esq., and William B. Wilhelm Jr., Esq.

What You Will Learn

~ Demonstration of new technological capabilities that create new regulatory and content distribution and protection issues ~ Update on the new business models, the network facilities necessary for acceptable video quality and markets with adequate facilities ~ How the bucket of legal issues that you will have to resolve will differ from the business model ~ How the rules governing use of the intellectual property affect what you can do ~ Picking the right dance partner: finding the best fit between various services and content owners, distributors and aggregators ~ The debate over net neutrality: Who is arguing for what? What is likely to happen? What are the implications for business planners? ~ The evolution of regulatory jurisdiction as the law struggles to keep up with changing technology ~ Drafting Workshop: The anatomy of a content deal


Thursday, June 14, 2007

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Day One Overview: Technologies, Business Models and Regulatory Issues
  Scott R. Maples, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Associate General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation / Mountain View, CA
  William B. Wilhelm, Jr., Esq., Program Co-Chair
Bingham McCutchen LLP / Washington, DC
8:45 am Demonstration of New Technological Capabilities That Create New Regulatory, Content Distribution and Protection Issues
  Beyond traditional television: Alternative methods to inject and use content
  Shari Barnett, Director of Media
Microsoft TV / Seattle, WA
9:15 am Update on the New Business Models, the Network Facilities Necessary for Acceptable Video Quality and Markets with Adequate Facilities
  Overview of the range of service models and what facilities they require
  Edward Naef, Principal
  How the financial markets view the various business models
  Paul Glenchur, Senior Vice President for Telecom Policy
Stanford Financial Group / Washington, DC
10:30 am Break
10:45 am How the Bucket of Legal Issues That You Will Have to Resolve Will Differ From the Business Model
  Traditional content aggregation: An emphasis on network reliability and content usability issues for the types of services offered by Comcast and AT&T, and the service Microsoft is developing
  Christy Kunin, Esq., Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA
  New "Net TV" services: A shift towards Internet-oriented cyber law issues for interactive usage such as user-generated content, the service Google recently announced and Yahoo has in the works
  William J. Dorgan, Esq., Legal Director
Yahoo! Inc. / Sunnyvale, CA
  Glenn Otis Brown, Esq., Product Advisor
Google / Mountain View, CA
12:15 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm How the Rules Governing Use of Intellectual Property Affect What You Can Do
  Matthew Zinn, Esq., Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer
TiVo Inc. / Alviso, CA
  Practical tips for setting up controls and systems for avoiding liability for infringement
  Zahavah Levine, Esq., Chief Counsel
YouTube, Inc. / San Bruno, CA
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Picking the Right Dance Partner: Finding the Best Fit Between Various Services and Content Owners, Distributors and Aggregators
  Who owns content and when does it make sense to work directly with the owner?
  Kraig L. Marini Baker, Esq.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP / Seattle, WA
  Working with content distributors and aggregators: What is their role and when does it make sense to work with them?
  Joleen Winther Hughes, Esq.
Mediatech Law Group LLC / Seattle, WA
4:45 pm How IPTV Fits Into the Shifting Competitive Landscape
  Creating opportunities and challenges for IPTV: investment trends; government policies
  Rebecca Arbogast, Esq., Principal
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc. / Washington, DC
5:15 pm Reception for Attendees and Faculty Sponsored by Bingham McCutchen LLP and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Friday, June 15, 2007

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Day Two Overview: Content Access, Acquisition and Protection
  Scott R. Maples, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Microsoft Corporation / Mountain View, CA
  William B. Wilhelm, Jr., Esq., Program Co-Chair
Bingham McCutchen LLP / Washington, DC
8:45 am The Debate Over Net Neutrality: Who is Arguing for What? What is Likely to Happen? What are the Implications for Business Planners?
  Carrier (telecommunications/cable facility owner) perspective
  Bruce R. Byrd, Esq., Vice President & General Counsel
AT&T Inc. / Washington, DC
  ISP perspective
  William B. Wilhelm, Jr., Esq., Program Co-Chair
Bingham McCutchen LLP / Washington, DC
  Technology provider perspective
  Daniel M. Waggoner, Esq.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP / Seattle, WA
10:30 am Break
10:45 am The Evolution of Regulatory Jurisdiction as the Law Struggles to Keep Up With Changing Technology
  Changes in regulation of television broadcast and cable services: Overview of cases, agency activity, and legislation on the federal, state and local levels
  Howard J. Symons, Esq.
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P.C. / Washington, DC
  Program access: Legislative and regulatory issues regarding the ability of companies to obtain access to third-party programming; legal theories for requiring, or allowing, companies to deny access; update on judicial and agency proceedings
  Martin L. Stern, Esq.
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP / Washington, DC
12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15 pm Drafting Workshop: The Anatomy of a Content Deal
  Common provisions for a cable-style affiliate agreement; content licensing agreements
  Melani Griffith, Vice President Programming
Insight Communications / New York, NY
  What additional deal terms are recommended for Internet-enabled services?
  Jama Cantrell, Esq.
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA
3:00 pm Evaluations and Adjourn


Regular tuition for this program is $995 with a group rate of $895 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $795. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $497.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.

Cancellation & Substitution

You may substitute another person at any time. We will refund tuition, less a $50 cancellation fee, if we receive your cancellation by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2007. After that time, we will credit your tuition toward attendance at another program or the purchase of a homestudy. There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders.

Continuing Education Credits

Law Seminars International is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for 11.5 California MCLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.


The conference will be held at the The Beverly Hilton at 9876 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Call the hotel directly at (310) 274-7777 for reservations and ask for the "Catering Rate" for the special negotiated rate. Rooms are on a first come, first served basis.
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If You Cannot Attend

Our complete Homestudy Course, consisting of a VHS or DVD recording and the written course materials, is available for $1005. The written course materials alone are available for $100. We will ship your homestudy order via UPS ground within two weeks after the seminar or the date we receive payment (whichever is later).
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Faculty Bios

Scott R. Maples, Program Co-Chair, is Associate General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation, responsible for the legal affairs of Microsoft's TV-related businesses and legal relationships in Silicon Valley. His team focuses on the structuring and negotiation of complex business transactions with domestic and international cable, satellite and telecommunication network operators, consumer electronics manufacturers, and content and technology providers for the development, distribution and other exploitation of advanced television technology and services.

William B. Wilhelm Jr., Program Co-Chair, partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP, advises technology companies on policy, state and federal regulation and commercial transactions and disputes related to the development and deployment of new communications applications, voice and video services, digital media, and broadband wireless and wireline networks.

Rebecca Arbogast, Principal, Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., provides advice to institutional investors on the legal issues affecting the communications industries, including spectrum, intellectual property, and antitrust. Previously, she was Chief of the International Bureau Telecommunications Division of the FCC.

Kraig L. Marini Baker is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. His practice includes drafting and negotiating video game development contracts, publishing and consulting agreements, music recording contracts, talent agreements, live event contracts, television, film, theatre, and event production contracts.

Shari Barnett is Director of Media at Microsoft TV. Her team aligns with service providers, application developers and content providers to develop new and connected television experiences that leverage IPTV technology. Previously, she served as Group Product Manager, Cable Solutions, overseeing the development and deployment of Microsoft’s Foundation Edition software platform. Prior to that, she managed WebTV’s Interactive TV Support.

Glenn Otis Brown is Product Advisor at Google, where he works on Blogger and Orkut, among many other Google services. Previously, he was Executive Director of Creative Commons and a lecturer at Stanford Law School.

Bruce R. Byrd, Vice President and General Counsel for AT&T Inc., is chief legal advisor to the company's federal lobbyists and principal strategist in connection with its IP and video initiatives. Previous positions include: SBC's General Attorney for Network and Broadband Operations and Senior Counsel for Regulatory and Legislative Affairs.

Jama Cantrell is an attorney at Microsoft Corporation. She has spent most of her 7 years at Microsoft supporting Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices business including the Xbox LIVE online gaming and entertainment service.

William J. Dorgan is a Legal Director at Yahoo! Inc. and part of the Global Regulatory legal team. He supports mobile, digital home, desktop and broadband initiatives, domestically and internationally, and provides legal advice on research and advanced product lines. Previously, he was with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Paul Glenchur is Senior Vice President for Telecom Policy with Stanford Financial Group. He previously served as a telecom analyst with Schwab Capital Markets. Prior to that, he was an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission, working in the common carrier and cable bureaus, including analyzing investment impacts of regulatory actions.

Melani Griffith, Vice President of Programming at Insight Communications, is responsible for programming partnerships, including cost containment, content strategy, contract negotiations, the ongoing evaluation of new and existing programming networks, and development of on demand and subscription on demand content strategies. She also contributes to the content development of broadband and interactive digital platforms.

Joleen Winther Hughes is one of the founding partners of Mediatech Law Group LLC where she provides a wide range of strategic legal and business development counsel to major players in the digital media field. She has negotiated cutting-edge agreements with internationally recognized entities in the broadcast, music, news, sports, telecommunications, video game, and other industries.

Christy Kunin, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for the Microsoft Corporation, manages their TV Division and is responsible for developing policy positions and ensuring regulatory compliance for Microsoft TV products. She works with trade associations, government regulators and legislators to shape Microsoft's position related to communications services and products.

Zahavah Levine is Chief Counsel of YouTube Inc., focusing on partnership deals with record labels, music publishers, networks, movie studios, and other media organizations interested in forging content relationships with the largest video entertainment service on the Internet. She also concentrates on YouTube product issues and policies implemented to protect the rights of copyright holders. Previously, she was Associate General Counsel & Director of Music Licensing for RealNetworks, Inc.

Edward Naef is a Principal at CSMG ADVENTIS, a global consulting firm with a focus on the communications and media industries. He has advised clients ranging from pre-funding start-ups to established service providers and vendors, providing assistance in the areas of business planning, product development, investment prioritization, marketing strategy, asset valuation, market forecasting and new technology evaluation. He has worked extensively to evaluate facilities based video business models for a variety of clients including cable companies, wireline telecom companies, and wireless service providers.

Martin L. Stern, partner at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, provides strategic and policy advice to telecommunications, information technology and media firms globally. He has been lead telecom regulatory and land use counsel in connection with numerous domestic and international undersea and terrestrial fiber-optic cable projects, as well as on permitting issues associated with the siting and deployment of wireless facilities.

Howard J. Symons, a member of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P.C., practices in the Communications Section. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Senior Counsel to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Daniel M. Waggoner, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, serves as co-chair of the Communications, Media and Information Technology Department. He has extensive experience with antitrust, media, intellectual property, Internet and commerce, and telecommunications.

Matthew Zinn is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Privacy Officer for TiVo Inc. He serves as the chief legal officer, secretary to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for overseeing all legal, regulatory, legislative, and consumer privacy issues. Previously, he was Senior Counsel, Broadband Law and Policy, for MediaOne Group Inc., and was Corporate Counsel for Continental Cablevision.