Digital Media Law Forum - A Closer Look at Viacom v. YouTube: Epic Struggle for Free Expression

A Closer Look at Viacom v. YouTube: Epic Struggle for Free Expression

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, 2050 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA, 94303
November 6, 2008

Space is limited. Please register by November 3.

YouTube, that irreverent conduit for global expression, is under attack by major media for harboring pirates, for among its more than 50,000 videos uploaded daily there are cartoon mashups and tots dancing to pop hits that have some doing a double take. Viacom alleges a loss of a billion dollars in infringement damages, however, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the question remains whether YouTube is responsible for filtering content. Would such action stifle free expression and go against the public interest?

A recent court decision in the IO Group v. Veoh case has polarized the industry. Join us as we reveal what is at stake for the online video economy as greater engagement is sought by all.


  • Zahavah Levine, Chief Counsel, YouTube
  • Joshua Metzger, SVP Corporate Development, Veoh
  • Fred von Lohmann, Senior Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • James Chadwick, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
  • Martine Paris, Director, Business Development, Strategic Content Partnerships

5:30 pm MCLE Registration

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Panel

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Casual Reception

Questions? Please contact Nicole Harris at or 415.774.2975.