The media and entertainment industries are constantly evolving, driven by technology and an increasingly diverse and fragmented market of distribution platforms. Audiences are also consuming new forms of media and entertainment in new ways via these additional mediums.
In this environment, the legal relationships and transactions involved with the production and distribution of content, including film and television, music, and new media including social media, are regulated and impacted in ways that seem to dampen creativity.
The impact to industries experiencing a fast-pace of change with a web of regulation means that the legal issues of the media and entertainment industries can be critical to a project, needing legal advisors that are not only capably experienced, but who also understand your industry. These issues include:
The Media and Entertainment Law team at DWF are across the issues keeping media and entertainment content producers and distributors awake at night, and are experienced in mitigating risks and maximising opportunities and outcomes.
- Copyright, including the rights of songwriters, performers and producers, licensing, sampling, editing, and copyright infringement
- Trade marks for businesses and band names including search, applications, registrations, advice and disputes
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