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Friday, October 19 • 10:10am - 11:10am
Does TV Everywhere Mean Cutting the Cord, Or Getting All Tangled Up?

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Video streaming and compression technologies keep improving, letting innovators vie to be the next disruptive television distribution platform. Everyone from startups like ivi, Slingbox and Aereo to conglomerates like Time Warner Cable and Cablevision have made innovative legal arguments about their entitlement to stream others’ television programming. We’ll hear from litigators and business leaders on the front line of these battles and ask them what lessons these cases hold for related industries.

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avatar for Greg Fioravanti

Greg Fioravanti

Greg Fioravanti is Vice President, Deal & Rights Management in Discovery Communication’s Business and Legal Affairs department. Fioravanti has close to 20 years of experience at Discovery. Part of his responsibilities include managing the operations of the Business Affairs department, providing program media rights information to employees supporting TV Networks and various other business efforts globally, establishing the rights framework... Read More →
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Hadrian Katz

Hadrian Katz specializes in cases with high technology content. He is experienced in issues relating to computer architecture and software, and has represented high technology firms in significant litigations involving technical computer standards, beginning with the challenge to the IBM block multiplex channel FIPS in 1979, and including the challenge to the mandatory government UNIX specifications in 1987. Most recently, Mr. Katz has... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Patrick Lane

Thomas Patrick Lane

Thomas Lane, a partner in Winston & Strawn LLP’s New York office, focuses his practice on litigation in the new media and entertainment fields. Mr. Lane’s work frequently involves precedent-setting intellectual property cases that shape the law governing media and emerging technologies, known for large, complex “bet-the-company” litigation. His experience in this area includes all aspects of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the... Read More →


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