International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL)
Co-Chairs: Susan Abramovitch (Gowling WLG, Canada); and Peter Marx (Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners, Belgium).
Speakers: Gordon Williams (Partner, Lee & Thompson (UK)), Marijn Kingma (Partner, Höcker (The Netherlands)), Sylvain Naillat (Counsel, Nomos Paris (France)), Götz Schneider-Rothhaar (Partner, SKW Schwarz (Germany)) and Heidy Vacquerano (Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP (US)).
Once again legal and industry experts report on those developments which have had a major impact on the industry this year, along with what we can expect in the next twelve months. As usual, the session will cover both media and entertainment issues as well as related technology sector developments. This year topics include the implementation of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, the Martin Garrix vs. Spinnin’ Records lawsuit, the registration of the James Bond theme as a sound mark, look-a-likes and image right law, AI made works and copyright, private copying and the cloud, plagiarism lawsuits involving Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Kanye West, litigation with regard to the famous Rolling Stones trademark/logo, the impact of moral rights on posthumous releases of music, NFTs, the agreement between French record labels and performers with regard to the streaming remuneration and the launch of the Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Institute by Warner Music Group. Attention will also be paid to the cases Four Tet vs Domino Records, A Guy Called Gerald vs Rham Records, Larry Heard and Robert Owens vs Trax Records vs on unfair deals, royalty disputes and reclaims of music rights.