Is it a phone? An ebook reader? A video game controller? A credit card reader? An entertainment system? A medical device? A GPS navigator? A camera? A remote control? An email/social networking communication device? A news reader? Today’s hand-held devices are ALL of these and more. As hand-held devices such as smart phones and tablet computers serve more and more functions in our lives, they also collect more and more information about us. The separate laws and regulations that evolved in a world in which communication, entertainment and technology were fairly distinct areas will be increasingly stressed as devices cross these boundaries in new ways. Our expert panel will explore the current and future business opportunities and legal implications of these cutting-edge technologies. Join us for this joint session of MSBA sections, sponsored by the Computer & Technology Law Section, the Communications Law Section, and the Arts & Entertainment Law Section.

– Jamie Nafziger (Moderator), Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
– Kenneth Kunkle (Panelist), Kunkle Law, P.L.C.
– Dan Rosenberg (Panelist), Briggs & Morgan, P.A.
– Melissa Krasnow (Panelist), Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
– Jane Kirtley (Panelist), University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication
1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for


Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Lunch will be served
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm CLE Program
Location: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500 Minneapolis, MN 55402 [Directions/Map]


Section Members: Free
MSBA Members (But Not Art & Entertainment Law, Communications Law or Computer & Technology Law Section Members): $15.00
Law Students: Free
Non-MSBA Members: $20.00

Teleconferencing/webcasting is available. Please indicate this option when you register or contact Kim Basting at

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.  Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336