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The protection and enforcement of copyright is increasingly important in the creative industries, particularly as the wealth of opportunities, and demand, for new content continues to grow.

As jurisdictional limitations on distribution, and consumption, of content fall away, an appreciation of the distinctions and nuances of different copyright regimes is essential to ensure that appropriate - and adequate - protection is obtained.

That in turn requires an appreciation not only of the legislative and regulatory frameworks, but also the approach commonly, or predominantly, adopted by the courts.

This new webinar will look at the current position with regard to copyright, with a particular focus on the creative industries, by way of a comparative approach, looking at the position in England and Wales, and in the US.

The webinar will outline the applicable frameworks, and assess the key points of similarity, and difference, between the regimes, as well as possible approaches in cases of conflict.

It will also consider how content creators can protect and enforce the copyright in their content where it may be subject to different regimes; what industry participants need to watch out for in terms of potentially infringing others' rights; and how the courts approach some of the disputes and issues that arise.

The webinar is suitable for private practice and in-house lawyers, particularly those acting for, or within, film and television production, and other media and entertainment companies.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • The copyright frameworks in England & Wales, and the US
  • The impact of Brexit on the framework in England & Wales (including the satellite broadcasting ‘country of origin’ principle)
  • Focus on England & Wales: key judicial decisions and their impact
  • Focus on California and the Ninth Circuit: recent judicial decisions and approach
  • Case study: ‘fair dealing’ v ‘fair use’ - how do the doctrines relate, and differ?
  • What happens in cases of conflict?

This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Wednesday 25th May 2022 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.

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Copyright in the Creative Industries - A Comparative Approach with Mayer Brown

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