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Are Emojis Protected Intellectual Property?

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This year’s ACC Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco, where digital news is everyday watercooler conversation — or Twitter feed fodder — for many of the Bay Area techies. That’s why the City by the Bay was a fitting backdrop for one of this year’s most anticipated technology panel: “The New Digital Normal: Managing and Addressing Compliance in an Ever-changing Digital Landscape.”

Consisting of five experts with diverse legal backgrounds, the panel discussed internet piracy, the threat of malware, and whether emojis are protected intellectual property.

Screen Shot 2016-11-10 at 10.12.14 AMThese seasoned experts included: Patrick Flaherty, assistant general counsel, Verizon; Gretchen Klebasko, managing director, intellectual property and associate general counsel, Legg Mason, Inc.; Dean Marks, executive vice president, deputy general counsel, and chief global content protection, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.; Danielle Ochs, shareholder, Ogletree Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.; and Mike Weatherly, vice chairman, Motion Picture Licensing Corporation.

Head to accdocket.com for key takeaways and more insights from this ACC Annual Meeting session.