Press Releases & Advisories
01 March 2012
W&G Partner Mike Nilsson Speaks on Internet Television Panel
WASHINGTON, D.C., March
Wiltshire & Grannis LLP (“W&G”) partner Mike Nilsson spoke at a
panel today on television and the Internet.
The panel, part of a continuing legal education seminar hosted by the
Federal Communications Bar Association, was entitled “Internet Delivery of
Television: Over-The-Top and IP.”
Participants on the panel discussed
legal issues associated with the delivery of television programming via
Internet Protocol, both over closed networks and over the public Internet. Mr. Nilsson spoke specifically about
copyright licensing issues, including the series of statutory copyright
licenses applicable to some (but not all) forms of IP delivery. He also spoke about retransmission consent
rights held by over-the-air television broadcasters.
Mr. Nilsson advises and represents a
variety of media and communications companies before the Federal Communications
Commission, the U.S. Congress, the Library of Congress Copyright Office, and
international regulatory bodies, as well as in a wide range of commercial
negotiations. He has particular
expertise on legal issues associated with the carriage of video content over
digital broadband networks, including copyright issues, communications law and
regulation, and contractual matters associated with such carriage.
The FCBA is a volunteer organization of
attorneys, engineers, consultants, economists, government officials and law
students involved in the study, development, interpretation and practice of
communications and information technology law and policy. It has been the leading organization for
communications lawyers and other professionals since 1936.
More information about Mr. Nilsson may be found at www.wiltshiregrannis.com/nilsson.
More information about the FCBA may be
found at www.fcba.org.