This post was originally published on March 17, 2016.

A panel of media law attorneys will discuss intellectual property rights and responsibilities of journalists at the Making CONNections regional journalism conference at Southern Connecticut State University April 9.

The discussion will cover copyright, fair use, commercial appropriation and other cutting-edge topics that journalists need to know.

Michael Grygiel, partner, Greenberg Traurig, Albany, focuses his practice on national media law, with an emphasis on defending news and entertainment organizations from news-gathering and publication-related claims, including defamation, copyright infringement and invasion of privacy matters. He is experienced representing the press in a wide range of matters involving applications for access to civil and criminal court proceedings and records, and freedom of information law cases in both federal and state courts.

Robert A. Bertsche, partner at Boston’s Prince Lobel, is devoted to protecting and strengthening his clients’ ability to communicate their content on a wide variety of platforms, including digital, interactive, print, electronic, and social media. A media and First Amendment lawyer with a national practice, Rob offers counseling and litigation services to media clients throughout the United States, including magazines, newspapers, book publishers, broadcasters, website operators, bloggers, filmmakers, and advertising and public relations agencies.

Roy S. Gutterman, associate professor and director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at Syracuse University, will moderate the discussion.

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