Jennifer Preslar 
Michigan Assoc. of Broadcasters 


Tuesday October 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM 
Tuesday October 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM 

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Michigan State University or Online! 
Communication Arts & Sciences Building, Room 145
Michigan State University/WKAR-TV
East Lansing, MI 48824


Broadcasters Online: A Legal Guide to the Cyber-Jungle 

  • Your station pays for a professional photographer to take head shots of you most popular DJ or news anchor for use in a mailer and in your lobby. Can you use that photo on your website? 
  • Your station buys syndicated programming; can you stream it on your station’s site? 
  • You’ve paid ASCAP and BMI for rights to play a song over the air and on your web stream. You also archive and podcast your morning drive show, do you need to pay ASCAP and BMI again?
  • You had a local band come into your studio to play a set on-air. They play two of their own songs and one cover song. Can you archive the show on-demand on your website?  
  • A station listener posts some nasty comments on your station's facebook page. Can you be liable? 

These are some of the questions that will be answered by MAB's Washington attorney David Oxenford, and the answers may surprise you!

This seminar will deal with legal issues that a broadcaster may face exploiting new digital delivery systems, including a discussion of music licensing, legal issues that arise in social networking, other copyright and trademark issues, privacy concerns and other government regulations that can affect your internet and other digital operations.

Attend in person or online! The presentation will be webcast live, with an email available for questions. The webcast will be archived online and accessible to registered participants for six months.

Registration fees: NO COST for MAB members! $150 for non-members

Presented by: David Oxenford
David OxenfordDavid Oxenford has over 25 years of experience in representing radio and television broadcasters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other regulatory agencies. He deals with issues including the FCC multiple ownership rules, the conversion of radio and television to digital transmission, alien ownership and all aspects of the content and technical rules regulating broadcast operations. Oxenford also provides advice to broadcasters around the country on political broadcasting, advertising rules and regulations, and represents Internet radio stations and other webcasters on music licensing and other regulatory and transactional issues. He is currently a partner in the Washington, D.C office of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP. He is a regular speaker at state and national broadcast and webcasting conferences and conventions.


Registration Closes Saturday, October 9 

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