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William Nix will be presenting and moderating a Panel on Piracy vs. Privacy: How to Balance Rights in an Era of Online Copyright Infringement at the 4th Anti-Piracy and Content Protection Summit on June 26, 2013 in Los Angeles.  The Panel will present an overview on Digital Search and Seizure Procedures and Litigation, Domestic (SOPA, PIPA) and International (ACTA) Developments and Initiatives as well as practical drafting guidance in respect to Privacy Disclosures, Mobile Apps, and Social Media, including tips for compliance with the new FTC and California Attorney General's Office Guidelines in these areas.piracy

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cgpbadgeThe Production team of This Is Ragtime, based on Terry Waldo's Jazz at Lincoln Center Library Edition book of the same title,is holding an event in New York City, on Thursday, May 16th, in order to introduce the music program they are developing together. It will be an opportunity to meet the team of producers and talent behind this TV program. The program will tell the largely unknown story of America’s first great original music, which preceded the Jazz era. It is targeted to be part of PBS’ Great Performances series and distributed worldwide. The creative team includes Terry Waldo, Music Supervisor, Featured Performer Writer/Producer; Charles Hobson, Producer; Janice Lee, Producer, and William Nix, Executive Producer. ragt3 ragt2Wynton Marsalis is serving as an Advisor, and will also be a Featured Musician in the program. Former Senator, Alan Simpson is an Advisor to the Producers, as well. For further information on the production, please see: www.thisisragtime.com. and for information on this Introductory Event, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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On April 19th, the Students in Professor Nix and Phillips' Straus Institute Entertainment Dispute Resolution Course were given a VIP Tour of the Warner Bros. Studio Lot in Burbank, California. They saw Film/TV sound stages (The Mentalist, 2 1/2 Men, Mike & Molly), the back-lot streets with sets used for The Music Man and The Waltons, the Paris cafe from Casablanca, as well as more recent productions. warner_logoThey also toured the Studio's museum with Batmobile, Get Smart and other cars from its films, the costume museum (Harry Potter, Batman), and saw a wide array of props from different eras (Hunger Games to The West Wing).

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cgpbadgeWilliam Nix is serving as industry advisor in the planning and production of a national entertainment industry symposium entitled Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System. Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Pepperdine University's Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture will co-sponsor the symposium Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System on womenminiNovember 15-16, 2013 on the Malibu Campus.

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cgpbadgeSteve Solot, Founder and President of the Latin American Training Center (http://www.latamtrainingcenter.com/?lang=en )and President of the Rio de Janeiro Film Commissionriolatc (http://www.riofilmcommission.rj.gov.br/), is leading a small delegation of Brazilians, from its capitol city, Brasilia, in a mini-immersion industry orientation in Los Angeles from  April 10th-14th.

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cgpbadgeWilliam Nix, Industry Advisor and Professor in the Straus Institute's Entertainment, Media and Sports Dispute Resolution Project (EMS-Straus), served as an advisor in the planning and production of a Pepperdine Law Review national sports industry symposium entitled The New Normal in College Sports that was held at Pepperdine Law School on April 5, 2013.

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Colin Camerer: Neuroscience, Game Theory, Monkeys When two people are trying to make a deal -- whether they’re competing or cooperating -- what’s really going on inside their brains? Behavioral economist Colin Camerer shows research that reveals just how little we’re able to predict what others are thinking. And he presents an unexpected study that shows chimpanzees might just be better at it than we are.(Filmed at TEDxCalTech.) Colin Camerer is a leading behavioral economist who studies the psychological and neural bases of choice and strategic decision-making. Full bio » tedx

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cgpbadgeThe Entertainment, Media and Sports Project at Straus Institute, released its 2012-2013 Report of activities at Pepperdine. A copy of the Report can be obtained from this link: click here bikes

cgpbadgeWilliam Nix has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel's Law School Advisory Board. This Board has the responsibility to develop and implement AMEC initiatives pertaining to law schools throughout the country, including planning events and developing an AMEC Moot Court program that is slated to be held every year and start in 2014. The AMEC was formed in 2005 and is designed to support the career development and honor the achievements of in-house and business affairs attorneys at entertainment and media companies. For further information on the AMEC and its work, please see: http://www.theamec.com/about.asp.amec

cgpbadgeSportech PLC, one of the world's leading operators and suppliers of pools and tote gaming, announced the appointment of David J. Schreff, CPG Advisory Board Member, as Chief Operating Officer with specific responsibility for the US and Latin American markets. For further details, please see: http://www.sportechplc.com/ and http://m.sportsbusinessdaily.com