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Chrissie Scelsi

Entertainment and New Media Lawyer

Chrissie Scelsi is the principal of Scelsi Entertainment and New Media Law in Port Charlotte, Florida.  She focuses her practice in entertainment and intellectual property law, including but not limited to matters for clients in music, film, video games, interactive and social media, as well as copyright, trademark and general business counseling.  She provides counseling for clients in person and via a virtual law office accessible here: http://scelsilaw.com/virtual_law_office.html  Ms. Scelsi has written articles on a number of entertainment and new technology law topics, and co-edited the book Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law, published by the American Bar Association in the spring of 2010.  She is also the author of the PunkLawyer Blog: An Entertainment Law Blog with the Independent Scene in Mind, http://www.punklawyerblog.com

Publications
  • “You Let My Avatar Do WHAT?  Recent Developments in Music Video Games,” forthcoming, The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Spring 2010.
  • Annual Review Updates- New FTC Endorsement Guidelines, Florida Attorney General Opinion, Spring 2010
  • Co-Editor, Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law, ABA Publishing 2010
  • Member, ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Annual Review Editorial Board
  • “Stopping the Collision,” The Science and Technology Lawyer, Winter 2008
  • “Rockin’ the Living Room: How Guitar Hero and Rock Band Aim to Change the Music Industry” The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Spring 2008
  • “The iPhone: Hacking and Cracking and Copyright,” The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Fall 2007
  • “YouTube: The World of Viral Video,” The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Fall 2006.

Professional Affiliations

  • Steering Committee Member, Social Media Club Southwest Florida
  • Member, Recording Academy 
  • Young Lawyer Fellow, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • Member, American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
  • Member, Florida Section of Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law
  • Vice Chair Elect, ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Committee on Trademarks and the Internet
Content Created By Member
10.03.2012
Who Owns Your Social Media Account?
The impact of social media is being felt in many aspects of users’ daily lives, and is also generating interesting questions about how this impact will play out in the future. One question that has...
Social Media Clubhouse
07.04.2012
Tech News: Facebook Email Fiasco & ICANN Top Level Domains
I mentioned in my last post, privacy is looming large in the social media space again this year, and users are really making social network operators sit up and pay attention when changes to the site...
Social Media Clubhouse
06.14.2012
Following up on Technology Predictions for 2012
So we’re about halfway through 2012, and I thought it would be a good time to see how my predictions for hot topics in social media and the law are playing out.   1. Privacy Privacy has certainly...
Social Media Clubhouse
04.03.2012
Paying Attention to Sites Terms of Service Pays Off
This post comes to you from Washington, D.C., where I’ve been attending the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law Annual Meeting.   Social media definitely was among the hot...
Social Media Clubhouse
01.31.2012
Social Media & The Law: 5 Hot Topics in 2012
Happy new year, Social Media Club members.  Given the recent protest over the SOPA and PIPA acts via web blackouts of sites like Wikipedia, 2012 is looking to be another banner year of interesting...
Social Media Clubhouse
11.07.2011
Legal questions to ask when creating social media policies
Social media policies are another hot and constantly developing area of the law today.  For this month’s post, I am following up on Jessica’s post about making sure your social media policy is...
Social Media Clubhouse
10.06.2011
User Privacy Policies in the News
In my last post I talked about the hot topic of who owns users’ geolocation data that apps collect.  This post I’m discussing what seems to be a perpetual hot topic: privacy.  The headlines...
Social Media Clubhouse
09.12.2011
Protecting Users Geolocation Data
Geolocation is certainly a hot topic, with everyone from social network operators to app developers looking to find ways to include location information and hopefully monetize it.  But...
Social Media Clubhouse
06.08.2011
Always consider your online activity could be used in court
Lately I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the impact of what we post and say online.  Living in Orlando and watching the coverage of the high profile Casey Anthony trial that is currently...
Social Media Clubhouse
01.31.2011
Social Media and the Law
The intersection of new technologies like social media and the law seems to be quite a busy place. It seems that every day I read at least one or more articles, blog posts, or letter to Dear Abby...
Social Media Clubhouse

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