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Date: Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
 
Place:
Colorado Bar Association
(Executive Conference Room)
1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
 
"Pirates, Trolls, and Pornography: A Look at the Substance, Procedure, and Ethics of Mass BitTorrent Protocol Lawsuits"
 
Description:
 
Imagine one day receiving a letter or answering a harassing telephone call accusing you of illegally downloading cinematic masterpieces such as “Mina’s Fantasy” online, and threatening to sue you for this offense in open court, that is, unless you pay a few thousand dollars. In the last two years, hundreds of thousands of Defendants have found themselves in this position, as the Adult Entertainment Industry has aggressively adopted a litigation-centric “business model” based on weak allegations of copyright infringement and the inducement of fear, which is often described as a mass shakedown campaign. These lawsuits have been rampant throughout the United States, and Colorado is increasingly becoming a fertile battleground. This lunch program will discuss the present landscape of mass BitTorrent Protocol lawsuits—both nationally and in Colorado—while addressing procedural, substantive and ethical issues implicated in such cases.
 
Speaker: Christina Saunders, Attorney at Law, Nouveau Law LLC
 
Christina Saunders is the founder and managing attorney at Nouveau Law LLC. Her practice emphasizes intellectual property, business and corporate law, and art and entertainment law. Christina advises clients on both copyright and trademark issues including obtaining, transferring, licensing and commercializing intellectual property assets, and she has significant defense experience in mass BitTorrent protocol lawsuits. In addition, Christina is an active member of Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, serves as committee member for the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, and volunteers at the Denver Art Museum, and for Colorado Lawyers for the Arts. She has also served as a contributing member and volunteer for Utah Lawyers for the Arts, and founded Utah Lawyers for the Art’s Park City Chapter. Christina was selected by the ColoradoBiz Magazine as one of the top young professionals in Colorado, and was nominated for Denver Business Journal’s 2012 Outstanding Women in Business Award.
 
Cost: $15 for Section Members, $20 for Non-Section Members, $10 for Students and $30 for Non-CBA Members
 
RSVP: 303-860-1115 x727 or lunches@cobar.org
 
Checks may be sent to the CBA, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203. Checks should be made payable to the Colorado Bar Association, and should indicate the attendee’s name as well as the name of the program to be attended.
 
To RSVP for the Luncheon:
Call 303.860.1115, x727 or register by e-mail to mailto:lunches@cobar.org
RSVP’s must be received by noon Wednesday, October 4th, 2012
Cancellations of less than twenty-four (24) hours and no-shows will be billed for the cost of the program.
 
Thank you.