Allen will be sharing his insights on a myriad of legal issues in the adult webcam business such as legal questions surrounding what you can and cannot do while performing on live webcams, with respect to local and federal laws. Questions regarding Piracy and Privacy Protection will also be discussed.
Adult Webcam Conference is pleased to welcome Attorney Allan Gelbard as a speaker.
About Attorney Allan Gelbard:
Attorney Allan Gelbard is an active First Amendment, Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Civil Litigation attorney in Los Angeles, California. Allan has been involved in numerous high profile adult industry cases. In 1998, he successfully defended the “Tushy Girls” against public indecency charges based on a performance at Erotica LA. In 1999, he successfully represented adult actress Christi Lake in a defamation action against a notorious on-line reporter. In 2002, he successfully defended J.M. Video against state obscenity charges. In 2007, representing Evil Angel, he obtained an eleven million dollar jury award in a federal copyright and trademark infringement action, the largest ever obtained in an adult entertainment case. Later that same year, he successfully defended J.M. Video in a federal obscenity prosecution in Arizona. In 2010, he successfully defended John Stagliano and Evil Angel against federal obscenity charges brought in Washington, D.C
Allan also supports the First Amendment outside of the courtroom. Working for the Free Speech Coalition, first as a legal intern and subsequently as a member of the Board of Directors, he penned proposed legislation to protect small businesses which became law in California in 2004. He is currently on the board of directors for the Los Angeles League of Arts, and the Electronic Music Alliance. He frequently speaks on industry panels, at local and state bar functions, and has been featured in Wired Magazine, Adult Video News, X-Biz, California Lawyer, The Daily Journal, The National law Journal, and the LA Times.