'Copyright, Visual Art and Digital Media' with Alan Neigher

News Story: March 1, 2010

“Copyright, Visual Art and Digital Media”
with Alan Neigher

Thursday, March 25
7 PM in The Gallery of Contemporary Art

About Alan Neigher:
Alan Neigher has been a principal in the Westport firm of Byelas & Neigher since 1980.

Mr. Neigher  has been a panelist on media law at the International Television Association in New York, the New England Conference on Media & Law in Boston, and at numerous bar association seminars. He has appeared on Lou Dobbs’ Nightly broadcast on CNN, and has been a guest on WNPR Radio with Faith Middleton.
Mr. Neigher’s media clients have included THE CONNECTICUT POST, CABLRVISION NEWS 12, CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, WTNH-Channel 8 (New Haven), WVIT- CHANNEL 30 (HARTFORD), THE YALE ALUMNI MAGAZINE and Brooks Newspapers.  He has extensive experience in representing news organizations in access, FOIA and newsroom subpoena cases.
He represented author Peter Golenbock in connections with the publishing of PERSONAL FOULS, a chronicle of Jim Valvano’s basketball program at North Carolina State. PERSONAL FOULS became a national best seller and, shortly after publication, both Coach Valvano and the Chancellor of North Carolina State resigned.
Mr. Neigher has represented a number of film producers including AL BRODAX, producer of the acclaimed animated feature YELLOW SUBMARINE, Lang Elliot, producer of five Time Conway features including the BIOLLION DOLLAR HOBO and the PROZEFIGHTER and the comic strip animator Stan Lee. He has provided intellectual property counsel to the production company of artist and composer Willie Nelson.
In August 1992, Mr. Neigher was appointed to the Connecticut Film Commission by Governor Lowell Weicker, where he served until 1995 as Vice Chair.
Mr. Neigher is a certified agent of the Major League Baseball Players Association and represented former National League batting champion BILL MADLOCK in the collusion arbitration.
Mr. Neigher has been involved in numerous trade regulation and antitrust cases, including litigation involving the petroleum, automotive and health care industries. His 1978 article, On The Unfair Trade Practices Act, 4 CLT No. 30 (July 24, 1978) was the first published article on CUTPA. He is a Special Master for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.