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Press01 February 2024
Partner and Lewis Silkin video games expert, Nick Allan, was interviewed by the editor-in-chief of leading UK games industry business website, GI.biz, in relation to the ongoing online debate around intellectual property in video games sparked by the recent smash-hit, Palworld.
AI and the impact it will have on the future of the music industry - Cliff Fluet writes for UK Music’s 2023 Economic report
Press14 November 2023
Cliff Fluet contributes a piece on AI and the impact it will have on the future of the music industry. The piece highlights the importance of understanding the benefits and tackling the downsides of AI, as well as ensuring that laws look to protect image, personality and other economic rights that attach to creatives.
Press03 February 2022
The code that powers the website of the viral puzzle game Wordle can be copied and saved to continue playing it for the next seven years, it has been revealed.
Lewis Silkin receives tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 UK 2022 for Employment, M&A and Media and Entertainment
Press01 October 2021
Lewis Silkin continues to receive strong recognition in the latest Legal 500 UK guide released yesterday, earning 67 individual lawyer and practice rankings – of which 7 are top tier practice rankings, 3 were new entries and 7 were improvements on last year.
Press12 March 2021
In-house lawyers in the music industry say two court rulings that ordered internet service providers to block access to stream-ripping websites will encourage them to target other services that have slipped through the net, and will add weight to their demands for legislative changes.
New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report: Cliff Fluet comments for Music & Copyright
Press07 December 2020
Why are financial investors so interested in music publishing as a financial asset? Cliff Fluet provides his thoughts on the matter in Music & Copyright.
Inside the rise of the political micro-influencer: Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for The Financial Times
Press26 October 2020
Mid-tier social media stars are being hired by marketing agencies to push political messages. The Instagram account of Lauren Hansen, a Wisconsin-based blogger with around 12,000 followers, does not immediately look like a place for politics. But nestled between the fashion tips and baby videos that fill her feed is evidence that Ms Hansen has become part of a new wave of online campaigning.
Cliff Fluet comments for The Guardian and Trebuchet Magazine: Could Gary Glitter really make hundreds of thousands from the Joker film?
Press09 October 2019
Cliff Fluet has commented in articles for The Guardian and Trebuchet that discuss how convicted paedophile Gary Glitter could profit from the use of one of his tracks in a key scene in the new Joker movie.
Oliver Fairhurst and JJ Shaw write for LawInSport: Cheating in video games – lessons from Blizzard’s successful case against cheat and bot developer
Press27 August 2019
Oliver Fairhurst and JJ Shaw have written an article for LawInSport. The article discusses the claim that was recently won against a developer of cheat software by Blizzard, the video game developer and publisher behind hugely successful games such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Overwatch.
Jo Farmer comments for Digiday UK: ‘A lot of the time its intuition’: Marketers continue to struggle with attribution in influencer campaigns
Press10 July 2019
In an article for Digiday UK, Jo Farmer comments on the challenge that marketers face when tracking influencers business value.
Press26 June 2019
Cliff Fluet has commented in an article for Managing IP which discusses UKIPO's statement that 'Improved awareness of high quality data, together with greater use of AI and emerging tech, is likely to increase value for IP owners'.
Adam Glass comments for The Guardian: Landmarks in law: Sally Bercow and the first major 'Twibel' case
Press29 May 2019
Adam Glass has commented in an article for The Guardian which discusses how defamation cases used to focus primarily on broadcasters and newspapers – until social media changed everything.
Nigel Dewar Gibb comments for Music Week, MusicBusiness Worldwide and Record of the Day: 'Digital licensing needs to be fit for purpose': MMF calls for reform to DSP royalty payments
Press09 May 2019
Nigel Dewar Gibb has commented in articles for Music Week, MusicBusiness Worldwide and Record of the Day that discuss a new report published by the Music Managers Forum (MMF). It claims that inefficient payment systems are reducing the digital royalties that creators receive.
Nigel Dewar Gibb to speak at TGE Elevate event: TGE launches new programme to help next generation of music industry leaders
Press21 March 2019
Nigel Dewar Gibb will be speaking at the upcoming TGE Conference , which this year takes place at its new home at Jury’s Inn Waterfront from 8-11 May 2019 in Brighton, England.
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for BBC News, The Times and The Financial Times: Social media stars agree to declare when they post ads
Press23 January 2019
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor has commented in articles for BBC News, The Times and The Financial Times which discuss the recent agreement from sixteen social media stars to clearly state if they have been paid or received any gifts or loans of products they endorse online.
Press03 October 2018
The use of Blockchain technology in the audio world will be explored by Cliff Fluet at the International Radio Festival’s Audio Conference in Malta on 1st November.
Press26 September 2018
Dreamworks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has raised more than $1bn to fund mobile-first distribution start-up NewTV. In an article for C21 Media, Jeremy Summers assesses what this means for the industry?
Nicholas Buckland comments for Music Week: Euro Parliament rejects copyright reform, full debate set for September
Press10 July 2018
In an article for Music Week, Nicholas Buckland comments on the European Parliament voting against beginning negotiations on the Copyright Directive including Article 13.
Press18 April 2018
In the episode, Nigel and Rahul Rumalla, Founder + Chief Technology Officer of Paperchain, talk about the so called ‘Black Box’ royalties that remain unclaimed by artists, auditing performing rights organisations, the potential for Blockchain in the music industry and much more.
Jeremy Summers comments for iNews: Radiohead v Del Rey: how record companies use waveform analysis, forensics and… Shazam to avoid being sued
Press12 January 2018
Jeremy Summers comments in an article for iNews, discussing how to identify copyright infringement in the music industry.