Richard J. Idell

richard-idellrichard.idell@idellfirm.com
Phone: 415-986-2400 or 707-938-7763
Cell: 415-269-0108
Facsimile: 415-392-9259

Born:

Trenton, New Jersey, November 27, 1948

Education:

University of California at Berkeley, A.B., 1970, Golden Gate University, J.D., 1975

Admission to Bar:

1976, California

Biography:

Richard J. Idell has both a trial and transactional practice. He has handled a wide range of litigation matters in both State and Federal Court in the last 40 years, involving complex business disputes; complex investment banking transactions, including tax shelters; copyright; trademark; unfair competition; trade secret; internet law (including trademark and copyright issues, domain name disputes, search engine issues, key word and other advertising issues and related matters); real estate matters; construction disputes; professional negligence (including complex attorney-client fee disputes, attorney malpractice, accountancy malpractice, architectural malpractice and insurance broker negligence claims); insurance matters and tort claims.

Mr. Idell is a veteran entertainment lawyer handling both trial and transactional matters involving music and film and, in particular, live entertainment. He has represented, and continues to represent, many of the venues and promoters in the Bay Area, including Bill Graham and Bill Graham Presents (now Live Nation), Another Planet Entertainment, Shorenstein Hays Nederlander Theatres, Latitude 38 Entertainment and the San Francisco Symphony. His entertainment litigation practice has included matters involving commercial leases, licensing, contracts, copyright, trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, Internet issues, domain name disputes, force majeure issues and other live entertainment performance issues. His practice has included venue leases, entitlements and permitting by municipalities, artist agreements, tour agreements, tour joint ventures, sponsorship contracts, publicity rights agreements, domain name issues, force majeure issues, venue liability for patron claims, insurance, indemnity, ADA compliance, venue construction, CEQA matters, land-use, easement issues, insurance and real estate matters, including complex commercial lease disputes, purchase and sale issues and tort law. He has a particular specialty in legal issues relating to outdoor music festivals and events having been counsel to numerous such projects, including the San Francisco Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival®, the Treasure Island Music Festival® and the Bottlerock® Music Festival Napa Valley.

Mr. Idell and his wife are grape growers in Sonoma Valley having purchased their vineyard in 2005. He and his wife produce wine under Idell Family Vineyards and the brand “Oscar”. Mr. Idell and his wife reside in the town of Sonoma and, in addition to maintaining his entertainment law practice, over the last decade his law practice has come to include a variety of real estate, land use and wine industry issues. He represents wineries and growers in both litigation, administrative and transactional matters with a significant emphasis on real estate and land use matters including purchase and sale of vineyard and winery properties, easements, water issues, Williamson Act issues and environmental issues. He also counsels on general wine business and operational issues. His wine industry practice includes representation of grape growers, winery owners, wine bottle manufacturers, wine barrel purveyors, on-line wine retailing and others in the industry. Calling on his many years of dealing with cities, counties, states and the federal government on permits for live entertainment endeavors, Mr. Idell is actively involved in representation of wineries and related venues, permitting for events and ABC and TTB regulatory issues. Mr. Idell is Chair of a special committee of the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (“SVVGA”) on county, state and regulatory issues that impact wineries, growers, tasting rooms operations and events at wineries. He is also on the Sonoma County Vintners’ Government Relations Committee. He is also on the board of SVVGA. Mr. Idell is a Lecturer in the Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute, teaching a course in 2014 entitled: “Navigating the Regulatory Process for Obtaining a Use Permit for a Winery and Tasting Room”. For 2015, he lectured on: “Setting Up Your Wine Business From a Legal Perspective”. In 2016 Mr. Idell was the instructor and lecturer for a course in the Wine Executive MBA Program at Sonoma State University entitled: “Leadership, Compliance and Governmental Relations” which covers all of the many legal issues involved in running a wine business including ABC and TTB licensing, permitting and other use regulation, trademarks and branding, direct shipping to consumers, interstate sales and shipping to wholesalers, mergers and acquisitions, vineyard development and management and international sales. His many years handling trademark, copyright and other branding issues has given him a firm base of experience and knowledge for counseling the wine industry on branding issues as well and he represents numerous wine producers in their trademark, branding and labeling.

Mr. Idell has served as an expert witness in a variety of litigation matters involving licensing and standard of care, copyright, trademark, publicity issues and reasonableness of attorney billings. He is a frequent lecturer at local and national legal conferences. He is a Past Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries having served as Chair 2013-2015. Mr. Idell is on the Board of the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation. He former Board President (and current board member) of the California Film Institute, which, among other nonprofit endeavors, presents the annual prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival and operates the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, California (a fully renovated art deco theater). Mr. Idell, as Board President of the California Film Institute was instrumental in the acquisition by a private investment group of the Sequoia Theater in Mill Valley to preserve that landmark building for ultimate acquisition by the California Film Institute. He was formerly on the Board of Trips for Kids of San Rafael and formerly on the Board of Playground, a nonprofit promoting and developing the work of new playwrights in the context of a community theater environment. Mr. Idell is also on the Advisory Board of Weill Hall at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University and Chair of the Governance Committee for that board.

Mr. Idell has an active mediation and arbitration practice with an emphasis on entertainment and wine industry issues. He is a neutral with the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Idell is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association, the Napa County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the State Bar of California (Intellectual Property Section and Business Sections), the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (“IAEL”), the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, and was an active member of Bay Area Gastronomique Entertainment Lawyers Societe (“BAGELS”).

Mr. Idell obtained an A.B. University of California at Berkeley 1970 and his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1975. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1976. He practiced law with the Honorable Judge Carlos T. Bea of the Ninth Circuit from 1977 to 1986, forming the predecessor to his current firm in that year.

Associations:

  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Napa County Bar Association
  • Lawyer Friends of Wine (“LFW”)
  • Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (“SVVGA”)
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of California Business Law Section
  • State Bar of California Intellectual Property Section
  • State Bar of California Litigation Section
  • State Bar of California Real Estate Section
  • The Copyright Society of Northern California
  • International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (“IAEL”)
  • California Lawyers for the Arts (“CLA”)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (“SFTLA”)
  • Bay Area Gastronomique Entertainment Lawyers Societé (“BAGELS”) former ad hoc “Chair”)

Legislation:

Author of Legislation: On October 6, 2015, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Assembly Bill 527 into law. The bill was aimed at providing certain Alcohol Beverage Law Tied House exemptions in California for an entertainment marketing company which is a subsidiary of a live entertainment company located in Napa County, California. The new law, which went into effect January 1, 2016, created California Business and Professions Code Section 25503.40 which allows the BottleRock® Music Festival, a client of The Idell Firm, in Napa, California, to enter into sponsorship by alcohol beverage suppliers including the sale of advertising time and space. The legislative sponsor for the bill was Assemblyman Bill Dodd, Democrat Assemblyman from Napa and now State Senator.

Author of Legislation: On September 21, 2015, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Senate Bill 462 into law. The bill aimed at providing certain Tied House exemptions for the facility at Sonoma State University known as Weill Hall and Schroeder Hall at the Green Music Center. The new law which went into effect immediately as an urgency measure, allowed the facility to have sponsorship by alcohol beverage suppliers and provides for certain benefits to a non-profit that is raising money for the facility. The bill amended Section 25503.6 of the California Business and Professions Code and added Section 25503.34 to the California Business and Professions Code. The legislative lead legislative sponsor for the bill was Senator Lois, Democrat from Davis. Co-authors were Senator Mike McGuire, Democrat representing the 2nd Senate District – North Coast / North Bay and Assemblyman Marc Levine, Democrat representing portions of Marin County and Southern Sonoma County. The legislation provides an exemption, referred to as a “tied-house” exemption, for Weill Hall and Schroeder Hall at the Green Music Center to allow advertising space to be sold to beer manufacturers, winegrowers, distilled spirits rectifiers, distilled spirits manufacturers, or distilled spirits agents. The bill also enables Weill Hall and Schroeder Hall at Green Music Center to accept donated product and recognize those entities that make donations, provided that a temporary license has been issued by the ABC.

Courses/Seminars:

  • Panelist: Duke University Law School: 7th Annual Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium: “Lawlapalooza: Contracts, Negotiations, and other Legal Issues in the Music Festival Industry”; Duke University Law School, Durham, North Carolina, January 27, 2017.
  • Speaker: Sonoma County Vintners Education Series: “Winery Permits 101: Events At Wineries And Tastings Rooms – Conditional Use Permits, Sponsorship, Music Licensing”; Santa Rosa, November 16, 2016.
  • Lecturer: Sonoma State University Wine Executive MBA Program: “Leadership, Compliance and Governmental Relations”; June – July, 2016.
  • Speaker: Creative Sonoma Next Level Music Business Education Series: “Music Industry Legal Issues – What every band and musician should know”, Santa Rosa, September, 2016.
  • Panelist: Wine & Craft Beer Symposium: Legal Issues in the Wine & Craft Beer Industry: From Start-up to Succession: “Introduction & Top 10 Things to Know About Your Wines Business”; Sonoma County Bar Association, April 19, 2016, Fountaingrove Inn, Santa Rosa, California
  • Moderator: Panel discussion regarding: “Getting Your Music Heard” as part of the Music Industry Conference for artists and members of the music industry sponsored by Creative Sonoma, an agency/division of the County of Sonoma, including Al Evers from A-Train talking about licensing and Julie Schuchard from Tricycle Records talking about marketing and fan base development, April 17, 2006, Santa Rosa, California
  • Guest Speaker: UC Davis School of Law: Entertainment and Sports Law Society: “Careers in Entertainment Law and Sports Law”, March 30, 2016, Davis, California.
  • Moderator and Presenter: Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance Symposium on licensing of music for public performances in tasting rooms and wineries, featuring Todd Brabec as co-presenter February 26, 2016, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, California.
  • Guest Speaker: Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law, Lunch Symposium: “How to Build a Career in Entertainment Law”, University of California at Berkeley Law School (formerly Boalt Hall), February 24, 2016, Berkeley, California.
  • Panelist: 2015 Napa Wine Industry Financial Symposium® 24th Annual Event; “The Wine Game With New Rules: Pressure From The Neighbors: A Panel Dealing With The On-Going Debate In Sonoma And Napa Counties On Winery Events And Proposed Regulation”: Moderator, Phillip Kalsched of Carle, Mackie, Power and Ross, and co-panelists Beth Painter, Napa Planner and Tony LeBlanc from Silver Oak Winery; September 21, 2015, Napa, California.
  • Panelist: “Best Practices in Winery Operations: Cutting Edge Concepts and Practices: Charity, Sports & Concert Events”; co-panelists: Drea Helfer of DH Wine Compliance and J. Daniel Davis of Law Offices of Daniel Davis; March 20, 2015, Napa, California.
  • Lecturer: Founding Partner, Richard J. Idell, was once again a lecturer in the Wine Business Institute, School of Business and Economics Sonoma State University, presenting a one-day seminar on: “Setting up Your Wine Business from a Legal Perspective”, March 12, 2015, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California.
  • Moderator and Panelist: State Bar of California Business Law Webinars 2014: How To Series: Business Entity and Tax Planning for the Entertainment and Sports Client, Webinar, December 18, 2014.
  • Moderator: American Bar Association Section of International Law, 2014 Fall Meeting, “Global Distribution of Entertainment Content in the Digital Era: Rights, Action, Roll ’em”; Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 22, 2014.
  • Chair: American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, October 9 – 11, 2014.
  • Moderator: American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries CLE Symposium in Conjunction with the Americana Music Festival and Conference, “Lawyer Doing Business With Clients and Taking on Other Roles: Manager, Agent or Partner: Ethical Considerations and Pitfalls”, Nashville, Tennessee, September 18, 2014.
  • Panelist: American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries, 5th Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports, in Miami, Florida, “Success Stories in the Entertainment Industry”, May 1 and 2, 2014.
  • Instructor: Sonoma State University, Wine Business Institute: “Navigating the Regulatory Process for Obtaining a Use Permit for a Winery and Tasting Room”, Sonoma State University, March 2014.
  • Chair: Mid-Year Meeting of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, California, March 6 – 9, 2014.
  • Lecturer: Annual Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference, “Trademark Law and Procedure and Branding Your Cheese”, February 24, 2014
  • Chair: American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries, Annual Meeting, New York, New York, October 3-5, 2013.
  • Panelist: American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries CLE Symposium In Conjunction With The Americana Music Festival and Conference, “An Update on Conflicts of Interest Issues for Entertainment Lawyers”, Nashville, Tennessee, September 19, 2013.
  • Moderator: American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries CLE Symposium In Conjunction With The Americana Music Festival and Conference, “Live Performance Issues: Concerts, Tours, Festivals”, Nashville, Tennessee, September 20, 2013.
  • Moderator: American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries, “International Culture Clash Litigation: Round-Up Of IP, New Technology and Privacy Cases Every Practitioner Needs To Know”, San Francisco, California, August 10, 2013.
  • Panelist: American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law, 4th Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports, “Beyond the Glare of the Press and Paparazzi on the Red Carpet: The Creation, Development, Financing, Production and Distribution of a Successful Independent Motion Picture or Documentary in the United States and Abroad”, Miami, Florida, May 3, 2013.
  • Panelist: American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Law Industries, “Ethics Panel: Is Your Business Card a Professional Licensure Complaint?”, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 4-6, 2012.
  • Moderator: American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Law Industries, “Bankruptcy/Collections-Enforcement of Rights”, New York, New York, October 13-15, 2011.
  • Panelist: American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Law Industries, “Entertainment Litigation: An Update, Domestic and International”, New York, New York, October 13-15, 2011.
  • Panelist: Webinar, “Concerts, Festivals, Touring and Personal Appearances Update”, American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law Industries, June 22, 2011.
  • Panelist: Copyright Society of the USA, Mid-Winter Meeting, Creativity and the Law: Life of a Creative Project: Collaboration from Concept to Copyright, Santa Fe, February 3-5, 2011
  • Moderator: Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Law Industries Annual Meeting, “Cloud Based Content: Business and Legal Issues”, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 8, 2010
  • Moderator: American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Law Industries, “From Music, Film and Art to Motorcycles and Other Sports: Hot Issues and Disputes in Entertainment, Art and Sports Licensing Deals”, San Francisco, California, August 6, 2010
  • Panelist: Gamer Technology Law, “Top 10 Litigation Matters of 2008,” March 9 and 10, 2009, Los Angeles, California
  • Program Chair: ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sport Industries, 2008 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, October 16 to 18, 2008
  • Moderator: ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, “Ethical Considerations and Obligations of Lawyers Who Counsel Artists and Athletes on Investment Management Issues”, October 17, 2008, Los Angeles, California
  • Moderator: ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Law, “Rights of Publicity and Privacy”, October 17, 2008, Los Angeles, California
  • Moderator: ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Law, “Agents, Managers and Representatives”, October 17, 2008, Los Angeles, California
  • Moderator: Mill Valley Film Festival presented by the California Film Institute, “Independent Film: Why the Panic?,” October 4, 2008, Mill Valley, California
  • Panelist, Online Market World, “Fraudulent Trends and What to Do About Them,” October 2, 2008.
  • Panelist: MusicTech Summit II, “Copyright Issues in Music Law”, May 8, 2008, San Francisco, California
  • Panelist: Gamer Technology Law, “The Litigation Horizon: What People Need to Know about Product Liability and Class Action Suits; Potential Plaintiff Theories; Tips for Calculating your Exposure; Defensive Strategies”, March 27 and 28, 2008, Los Angeles, California
  • Panelist: International Association of Entertainment Lawyers 2008 MIDEM Presentation, January 27, 2008, Cannes, France
  • Panelist: State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section, 32nd Annual Intellectual Property Institute, “Piracy: Injunctive Relief from the Trenches,” November 8-10, 2007, Monterey, California
  • Moderator: 30th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival, “The Future is Now: New Trends in The Specialty Film Market,” October 6, 2007, Mill Valley, California
  • Panelist: Online Market World 2007, “Innovation and Liability: Managing Risks in the Web 2.0 Era,” October 3-5, 2007, San Francisco, California
  • Panelist: South by Southwest Music Conference, CLE Panel on Entertainment Contract Issues, March 19, 2005, Austin, Texas
  • Panelist: Beverly Hills Bar Association, “Entertainment Law Year In Review & Update of The Law,” January 19, 2005, Los Angeles California
  • Moderator, Bar Association of San Francisco, “2001 Annual Licensing Institute,” September: 2001, San Francisco, California
  • Panelist: Practicing Law Institute, “Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industries,” April, 2001, Los Angeles, California
  • Panelist: Streaming Media Asia 2001, “Protecting Your Content Against Copyright Theft– Digital Rights Management and Protection of Copyright,” May 4, 2001, Hong Kong
  • Panelist: Bar Association of San Francisco, “Breaking into the Sports and Entertainment Industries,” November, 2000, San Francisco, California
  • Moderator: ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Law, “Live Entertainment Performance Issues,” October, 2000, Orlando, Florida
  • Moderator: ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Law, “The Impact of Consolidation in the Concert Industry,” October 13, 2000, Orlando, Florida
  • Panelist: North by Northwest Music Conference (NXNW), “Sex and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act,” September 21, 2000, Portland, Oregon
  • Panelist: Emerging Artists and Talent in Music Conference (Eat’M), “Artists and Managers,” June 6, 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Panelist: Practicing Law Institute, “Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industries,” April 13, 2000, Los Angeles, California
  • Panelist: South by Southwest Music Conference 2000: Continuing Legal Education, “The Effect of Consolidation on the Concert Industry,” March 17, 2000, Austin, Texas
  • Panelist: South by Southwest Music Conference 2000: Continuing Legal Education, “Streaming Media,” March 14, 2000, Austin, Texas
  • Panelist: California Lawyers for the Arts, Music Business Seminar, “Working with Live Performance Presenters,” September 25, 1999, Oakland, California
  • Panelist: Emerging Artists and Talent in Music Conference (Eat’M), “Live Performance Contracts,” May 19, 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Panelist: Louisiana Music New Orleans Pride (“LNMOP”), “The End of the World as We Know It,” April 25-29, 1999, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Panelist: Louisiana Music New Orleans Pride (“LNMOP”), “RIAA v. Diamond Multimedia Systems,” April 25-29, 1999, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Lecturer: South by Southwest Music Conference: 1999: Continuing Legal Education, “Live Entertainment Performances– Legal Issues,” March 19, 1999, Austin, Texas
  • Panelist: Sports and Entertainment Section, San Francisco Bar Association, Entertainment Licensing Seminar, “Litigation of Licensing Rights,” January, 1999, San Francisco, California
  • Panelist: California Lawyers for the Arts: “Overview of Music Management,” October 27, 1998, Oakland, California
  • Moderator and Panelist: Sports and Entertainment Section, San Francisco Bar Association, Entertainment Licensing Seminar, “Enforcement and Litigation of Licensing Rights,” January 23, 1998, San Francisco, California
  • Panelist: California Lawyers for the Arts, Riding the Shoulder: Cutting Edge Issues in Multi-Media, “Dealing With Lawyers,” June 7, 1997, San Francisco, California
  • Lecturer: California Lawyers for the Arts, “Clearance Issues in Film Projects” 1997, Fort Mason, California
  • Panelist: National Business Institute, “The Law of the Internet,” 1997, San Francisco, California
  • Panelist: California Lawyers for the Arts: Music Business Seminar, “From Demo Tapes to Recording Contracts,” November 9, 1996, Oakland, California
  • Moderator and Program Coordinator: The Sports and Entertainment Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, “Shopping” the Deal and Its Aftermath, January 17, 1996, San Francisco, California
  • Panelist: San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, “Legal and Evidentiary Issues in a Professional Negligence Case,” 1996, San Francisco, California

Publications:

  • Author, Chapter on “Venues: Festivals” for the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers Publication “Live Entertainment – An International Handbook” presented at MIDEM, Cannes, France, January 2011.
  • Author, “Compliance Issues Heat Up With Outdoor Summer Concerts”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 16, 2009.
  • Author, “Must the Show Always Go On? Better Check the Contract”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 12, 2009.
  • Author, “Indemnity Policies Are Crucial To Setting The Stage For A Smooth Live Show”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 5, 2009.
  • Author, “A Concerted Effort”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 21, 2009.
  • Author, Website Magazine, “Online Marketing Campaigns and Legal Considerations,” August 3, 2007.
  • Author, “Dos and Don’ts of Online Marketing Campaigns”, 2007.
  • Author, “Listen to What the Man Said: L’Anza and Section 602 of the Copyright Act, ” Multimedia & Entertainment Law Online News, Vol. 402, 1998
  • Author, “Insurance and Indemnification Issues in Live Performance Agreements,” Multimedia & Entertainment Law Online News, Vol. VI, Number 603, 2000

Quoted:

  • Quoted/Information Source, San Francisco Chronicle, “Investors Say Promoter Owes Them $2 Million”, May 11, 2009.
  • Quoted/Information Source, FOXNews.com, “As Cathy Seipp Lay Dying, Her Nemesis Took His Parting Shot on the Web,” March 28, 2007.
  • Quoted/Information Source, MetroActive.com, “Sex, Lies and Video Porn,” May 30-June 5, 2007.
  • Quoted/Information Source, The Recorder, “It’s All About Image,” July 26, 2007.
  • Quoted/Information Source, North Coast Journal, “Money on Trees,” October 4, 2007.
    http://www.northcoastjournal.com/100407/cover1004.html
  • Quoted/Information Source, North Coast Journal, “Trees Foundation Wins,” October 11, 2007.
    http://www.northcoastjournal.com/101107/news1011.html
  • Quoted/Information Source, Daily Journal, “Melding Law and Film Festival,” October 15, 2007.
  • Quoted/Information Source, The Recorder, “SF Lawyer Gets In on Film Festival’s 30th Anniversary,” October 15, 2007.
  • Quoted/Information Source, Cade, Metz, The Register, “Archived Chinese scholar to sue Google and Yahoo! over search censorship,” February 7, 2008
  • Quoted/Information Source, Kopytoff, Verne, SFGate.com, “Yahoo Weighs Outsourcing Search Ads to Google,” February 9, 2008.
  • Quoted/Information Source, NewTeeVee, “Would Filtering YouTube Make it More Liable,” March 24, 2008.

Richard Idell provides mediation services. For scheduling, please contact Mr. Idell directly at: 415-986-2400 or Richard.idell@idellfirm.com