John Tehranian discusses the debate about the DMCA Safe Harbor and protecting the balance between technological innovation and copyright enforcement. In the process, he reviews issues relating the debate in the music industry, takes an in depth dive into the DMCA and its Safe Harbor. This program also includes a discussion on the types of infringement liability, mechanics of notice and takedown procedure and the issues relating to it, and the need for possible reform.
John Tehranian, Partner, One LLP, Newport Beach, CA
John is a founding partner of One LLP and the Paul W. Wildman Chair and Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School. A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, John has litigated numerous high-profile lawsuits, including copyright, trademark and right of publicity disputes involving Madonna, Don Henley, B.B. King, Bettie Page, Jimi Hendrix, and Perez Hilton, among others. Variety’s 2013 Legal Impact Report recognized him as one of the world’s top 50 entertainment lawyers and he has been repeatedly honored as a Southern California Super Lawyer. John’s writing has been widely cited, from testimony before Congress and decisions of the state, federal and Israeli courts to briefs before the Supreme Court in such landmark intellectual property cases as MGM v. Grokster, Tiffany v. eBay, Golan v. Holder and Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons.