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Chrissie
Scelsi

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
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