Internet, Media & Entertainment
Our key strengths include advising on complex projects based work for suppliers, outsourcing, on-line related issues and projects, data storage, open source issues, security, software or mobile systems, games and semiconductors. With the advance of the internet, technology and digital content, the digital media landscape is changing at a rapid pace. We are well placed to advise on all aspects of new media, and in conjunction with our offices in France and Germany, we offer a pan-European service and our lawyers are used to working on new and innovative business models in fast-changing environments.
We have extensive experience of working with technology and media clients (e.g. Google, Amazon and Big Fish Games Inc) and a deep understanding of an abundance of technology platforms such as mobile broadcasting, digital multi-channel television, mobile internet and digital delivery of content.
We regularly advise on issues relating to new-generation digital content, user-generated content, virtual worlds, digital manipulation of photographic images and online advertising.
With technological advances creating new platforms for distributing content, the burning issue for Media and Entertainment businesses is how to successfully monetise and protect that content. In this fast-moving sector, clients across the entire spectrum of the industry are supported by our strong media and entertainment team. We have extensive experience in every major area of the media and entertainment industry including: advertising and marketing, broadcasting and film, gaming, interactive media, music, press and publishing, social media and sponsorship.
We advise on issues with significant legal implications, including:
- media issues such as defamation and privacy
- advertising requirements and clearance
- website development and support projects
- product and service development and regulatory reviews of new products and services
- terms and conditions and sign-up mechanisms
- privacy and use of customer data
- distance selling and other consumer laws
- e-commerce regulations
- financing of media companies
- effective digital rights management
- technology and media convergence