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We work with some of the world’s largest names in film, music, mobile, TV/AV, brands, advertising, production and online but we also help clients to develop numerous exciting new businesses and business models.
As well as working with household names and established media businesses, it’s our sector expertise in the realm of Digital Media and Branded Entertainment that sets us apart. Our clients range from major industry names in the music, TV, radio, mobile and theatrical fields through to those embracing content-based entertainment for the first time such as FMCG and lifestyle brand owners, advertising agencies, digital agencies and financial institutions.
Many of our team have worked in-house in the media & entertainment industry, whether it be as general counsel or as employment, IP, commercial or corporate specialists. We offer a blend of expertise, informality and problem-solving which we know that creative companies value. For when things get tough, the team also includes several specialist media litigators.
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Seen it on the Vine...By Alex Kelham
Whilst Germany is basking in the glory of its victory in the World Cup, ending 24 years of hurt, was there any chance for FIFA to savour the moment and congratulate themselves on another top class global sports event? Or were their lawyers busy sending takedown notices to Vine and other video sharing websites, requiring that they remove videos of highlights from the tournament?
Jackson ReformsBy Paula Barry
Lord Justice Jackson undertook a review of litigation procedure in 2009 with particular emphasis on the concerns expressed by the judiciary and others in relation to the high cost of litigation. This resulted in the publication of two reports (interim and final) in 2009/10, which made numerous recommendations proposing radical changes to litigation procedure. Many of the recommendations contained in the report have now been implemented.
TV formats: looking ahead at the protection of rights
Area of law: Media & Entertainment01 Oct 2015, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL
Virginia shooting raises questions around whether Facebook and Twitter should shut off autoplay when graphic videos circulateBy Jo Farmer
Jo Farmer has been quoted in an article by The Drum which discusses the use of autoplay functions by Facebook and Twitter following the tragic shooting of two journalists last week in Virginia. Jo comments on how the feature becomes problematic when viewers get no warning that they’re about to see potentially distressful content.