Media Law

Media law refers to the legal regulation of culture, entertainment, advertising, broadcasting, telecommunications and generally anything relating to digital and analogue media.  This can include books, video, audio, photographs, graphics, software, databases, online publications and other content. Legal issues that arise in the field of media law include:

  • Intellectual property
  • Defamation
  • Confidentiality
  • Privacy
  • Freedom of Information
  • Employment
  • Commercial contracts

Media Law Agreements

The following are typical forms of media law contract:

  • Agreements with authors
  • Publishing agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Agreements with suppliers including:
    • Providers of content
    • Printers
    • Designers
    • Web developers
    • Typesetters

These contracts often concern the use of Intellectual Property, so it is important to obtain specialist advice from commercial lawyers focused on IP law.

As experienced lawyers in the digital world we are well placed to advise you on these issues

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