Third Party Liability Presentation

By Eric Goldman

Last week I spoke at the “Center for Creativity and Commerce Symposium: New Media, New Markets, New Rights” at Georgia State University in Atlanta. This event was sponsored by four different departments within GSU (law, business, communications, digital media), which created an unusually heterogeneous audience that was heavy on content creators and their vendors (like their lawyers). As a result, after I did the audience assessment, I decided the most useful direction was a practice-oriented talk focusing on how rights owners can enforce against third party intermediaries. Of course, this topic should strike regular readers as odd/ironic: first, a law professor talking about practice issues, and second, a defense-side guy talking about bringing enforcement actions…?! With those caveats, my slides.