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Internet – Digital Media Law
We have been advising the industry for over 20 years and know intimately the classic issues faced and how to overcome problems and find solutions. We advise on service level contracts, software and content licensing and development agreements, software integration contracts, software as a service contracts, escrow agreements, cloud service provision, Intellectual property issues, data protection and security issues. What we do for the film and media industry Andrew has been a regular attendee and speaker at the Cannes Film Festival for over a decade, including launching his book Film and Television Distribution and the Internet at the Festival. We advise upon Internet and digital legal issues as they relate to the film industry and act for numerous companies in the online media sphere. Examples of projects include: Crowd funding legal issues for a well-known Hollywood film producer; Private investment legal issues for an online movie production platform; Advising an online film download and streaming platform on content licensing deals; white label platform licensing for international territories; terms and conditions for delivery of the service; Advising a film orientated social media network on service terms and conditions; Advising on Internet content licensing and distribution; Advising on Intellectual Property aspects of digital distribution of film; Online media platforms including film download and streaming services; Advising on platform legal arrangements for an online movie service; Advising on terms and conditions for an online media showreel service; Advising a digital platform for product...
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Internet & Technology Law
We advise upon and negotiate commercial contracts which relate to Internet, IT and Technology, and help with any issues connected with online business. It is our focus on Internet technologies in all their manifestations that has given us a thorough understanding of the legal issues which relate. Those issues however will typically be associated with performance expectations of the technology, identifying and protecting the component intellectual property rights, commercialisation and exploitation of the technology, and in all cases -recognising the opportunities and constraints the given market brings – and shaping the legal advice to respectively, maximise and mitigate each. Our experience encompasses agreements in many forms for technology applications and solutions across a variety of industries including Automotive, Healthcare, Biotechnology, Fintech, Fashion, Software, Film, and Sports. Whatever stage your technology product is at there are legal steps which should be taken – and implementing those at each vital stage is essential to safeguard the ultimate success of the product. So whether it is technology joint ventures, research and development projects, licensing, integration, or sale or acquisition, we are able to advise how best to proceed. Often that includes alerting you to considerations not immediately apparent in context of the technology product itself.
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Internet – Intellectual Property Law and Artificial Intelligence Law
Intellectual Property Intellectual Property defines the modern era. Without protecting it we don’t move ahead as a technological society. It is the Intellectual Property which usually underpins a technology application. It’s where the value is. Intellectual Property Rights grant their owner exclusive rights to do certain things and prohibits others from doing those same acts. No development has had more impact on Intellectual Property than the Internet. Whilst the Internet has disrupted aspects of Intellectual Property Rights – at the same time those rights form an essential component of most innovations. We advise upon and negotiate commercial contracts which relate to Technology, Internet, and IT - and one issue common to all of these contracts is identifying, protecting and commercialising the Intellectual Property Rights. We understand what rights attach and how to configure the contract to ensure the rights are clear and their potential preserved. We advise on legal protection - and the contracts which relate to Copyright ownership, exploitation and rights; Trade Marks and how they can be justified and exploited; Breach of Confidence; Patents – the inventive steps necessary and their technology and industrial application; and Database Right. We draft Licence Agreements, Assignments and advise on infringements of Intellectual Property Rights. Artificial Intelligence The development of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in addition to requiring sophisticated software development invokes intellectual property and data legal issues. AI also raises questions of legal responsibility when a self-aware digital intelligent being...
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