Books were followed by e-books and streamingservices and video-on-demand followed hot on the heels of CDs and DVDs. Digital media take up an ever growing share of worldwide media sales. The sharing economy with its new digital business models sometimes turns traditional rights of use and exploitation upside down. Moreover, it is essential nowadays to think internationally when it comes to distribution and usage of digital media.
Digital media need a sound legal framework
Working with digital media always means considering numerous legal questions. Authors, exploiters and users need to consider the idiosyncrasies of digital products when applying contract law, copyright law and data protection regulations.
As a digital media provider, you will appreciate the know-how of our Digital Business Group experts: We help you when developing your content, marketing and licensing strategies and act on your behalf in cases of unlawful exploitation. We have been working with publishers, production companies, media distribution companies and video-on-demand providers for many years, and you can benefit from our long-standing experience.
We advise on:
- Content licensing and liability for content (for example in cases of user generated content)
- Structuring business and monetising models
- Regulatory issues, such as protection of minors and data protection
- Drafting and negotiating cooperation agreements