Law

Workshopping initiatives and solutions for an industry Intervention on LAW:

- sexual assault, harassment and the casting couch: What can we do about it?

- copyright & piracy: are new models of copyright and royalty payments needed in the age of 'sharing', or can technology solve the copyright conundrum?

- What should 'fair use' cover in copyright?

CASE STUDY/ EXAMPLE;
"It’s important to understand that Disney does not have some kind of general intellectual-property right in Disney World itself."
Tim Wu: "Escape From Tomorrow" doesn't violate Disney's copyright.
http://boingboing.net/2013/01/23/tim-wu-escape-from-tomorrow.html

"Tolerance of lawbreaking has become the main way copyright is adjusting to the Internet age." Tim Wu
American Law Breaking;
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/features/2...

- How can the collaborative economy not only assist the film and TV communities to survive, but to flourish?

- LEGAL PROTECTIONS for sexual harassment
What whistleblower protections can be introduced to prevent impunity from the casting couch, corruption and sexual harassment?
“I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That’s the biggest problem for children in this industry … It’s the big secret.” Corey Feldman, the Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2012/10/16/susan-sarandon-gwyneth...

SOPA: How did Hollywood respond - and how should the wider industry respond?

INTERNET GOVERNANCE and FREEDOM of EXPRESSION
Filmmakers filming in countries without freedom of expression and online privacy face legal struggles and threats to their safety.
What international standards could the international industry advocate for?