Media and Entertainment
In today’s connected, content-driven world, media & entertainment businesses face a continuous challenge to push the boundaries, create new opportunities, adapt swiftly to disruption and defend their rights.
Visit our Media & Entertainment blog to read our thoughts and comments on topical media and entertainment news
Among the forces at play are the proliferation of distribution channels, the pervasiveness of social media, the demand for authenticity, the rise of streaming, and the fast pace of market change. In order to maximise value, protect brand and talent, and minimise risk, carefully planned commercial strategies, well-protected and fully exploited intellectual property rights, and water-tight contractual agreements are a necessity.
For us, the creative business is our business, and our team is top-ranked for its expertise in the media & entertainment space. We work with the biggest names in the business and innovative new entrants to the market, as well as the major brands who are looking to capitalise on emerging opportunities in this sphere. Our large, dedicated team – many of whom have worked within the industry– means we have a unique perspective, enabling us to deliver sound advice and develop practical solutions for our clients.
You can view our latest 2 blog posts below and our full blog here.
Palworld video game and IP debate: Nick Allan comments for GamesIndustry.biz01 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.
NYT v OpenAI: The Publishing Sector’s AI Content-Scraping Conundrum19 January 2024
Text and Data Mining (TDM) – and “web scraping” more generally – has been thrust into the spotlight with the recent explosion of Generative AI. At the heart of the issue lies a tension between AI companies on the one hand and publishers on the other.
AI and the impact it will have on the future of the music industry - Cliff Fluet writes for UK Music’s 2023 Economic report14 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.
Lewis Silkin has advised NME Networks on the sale of Uncut magazine to Kelsey Media26 May 2023
The deal, which includes the brand’s print publications and social and digital assets, completed earlier today. All Uncut’s staff also transferred with the sale.
Lewis Silkin LLP shortlisted for The Lawyer Awards 202327 April 2023
Lewis Silkin LLP and Farrer & Co have been shortlisted in the Real Estate Team of the Year category in The Lawyer Awards 2023.
Lewis Silkin announces partner promotions for 202303 April 2023
Four promoted from across the firm’s specialist practice groups.
Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)22 March 2023
Most UK companies and LLPs are required to find out and record details of the individuals or legal entities that have significant beneficial ownership or control over them. The information must be recorded in the company’s register of people with significant control (PSC register) as part of its statutory books.