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Media & the Law Seminar

Each year, the University of Kansas School of Law and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Media Law Committee host the Media and the Law Seminar in Kansas City, along with other local events, to facilitate and encourage dialogue about the latest legal issues and developments in media, law and technology.

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The 32nd Annual Media & the Law Seminar

Let The Games Begin!
Gaming the legal system in the context of media, sports, entertainment and the First Amendment

May 2 and 3, 2019 | 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri

It's all fun and games until someone gets sued. With increasing frequency, legal issues related to media, sports, entertainment and the First Amendment are coming from games — real-world football games, virtual reality video games, efforts by creative copyright trolls to game the system and more.

At this year's seminar, we will explore the impact of these issues on the media, entertainment and sports law bars and discuss how lawyers, journalists and the courts should respond.

We'll consider the unique challenges presented by video games, including IP and other legal issues in game development and distribution, problems posed by online gaming laws and issues related to virtual reality games. We'll also examine the impact that Deep Fakes can have on media practitioners and the law. We'll discuss the best ways to combat copyright trolls. We'll discuss the best ways to combat copyright trolls. We'll look at how free speech issues have permeated NFL Sundays and athletic contests at all levels due to the controversy surrounding protest activities. We hope you will join us at this year's seminar for all of this and more, including the Bonus CLE Session on Thursday, May 2, 2019 before the main seminar.

Join us on Thursday, May 2, 2019 for a free bonus CLE session on the nuts and bolts of media law.

About the Seminar

Since 1987, the Media and the Law seminar series has brought together lawyers, judges and others to discuss legal issues and trends in media, law and technology. Initiated by leadership in the Kansas City media liability insurance community, the seminar is planned by local area media lawyers, journalists and educators and coordinated by the University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education staff. From the latest First Amendment litigation to emerging social media risks, the "hot topics" of each year are explored and debated by a panel of experts and distinguished speakers.

For questions, contact:

The University of Kansas
Edwards Campus
Professional & Continuing Education
Regents Center 125
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213


Phone: 785-864-5823 or (toll free) 877-404-5823
Email: kupce@ku.edu


Payment is required at the time of registration. Only registrations accompanied with payment will be accepted. Please register in advance. Fees include continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Online registration is preferred, but if you need to register by phone, you can call one of our Registration Specialists at the number below:

Register by Phone
785-864-5823 or 877-404-5823 (toll free)

Register by TDD
800-766-3777

Past Seminars

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 20142013
2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

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