CLE 7: Screaming About Streaming
Music, music everywhere . . . and where’s my money? What are the sources, rates and scale in subscriptions and other streamed music?
Lommen Abdo Cole King & Stageberg PA
King & Spalding
Ken Steinthal is a partner in King & Spalding’s San Francisco office. He litigates matters in the media/entertainment industries, both in jury and bench trial settings, appellate proceedings and before copyright tribunals internationally (where he has earned “rights of audience” to represent his clients).
Ken’s practice is primarily focused on litigating copyright infringement and antitrust/rate-setting claims in cases involving the distribution of audio and audiovisual content. For example, these cases have involved: federal court/copyright tribunal proceedings in the United States and abroad establishing structures and rates for the exploitation of musical works and sound recordings; and the construction and application of statutory license and safe harbor provisions of the DMCA. Most recently, Ken has been managing Pandora’s ongoing litigations against ASCAP and BMI; and he also was lead trial and appellate counsel in the recent MobiTV and RealNetworks/Yahoo! litigations against ASCAP.
Colin Rushing is responsible for overseeing legal proceedings and handling the regulatory and legal issues necessary for SoundExchange’s daily operations. Before joining SoundExchange, Colin was an attorney at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., where his focus was intellectual property and media law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University and his Juris Doctor from the University Of Virginia School Of Law. After graduating from law school, Colin clerked for The Honorable T.S. Ellis III on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.