Competition, IP and Contractual Issues in the Media Industry: Law and Practice
The media industry is fast-moving and undergoing a process of development during the digital age. The objective of this course is to introduce the key features of the media industry and the significant issues arising from the application of competition and IP laws, as well as explaining the typical contractual structures in the industry.
In particular, the course will cover:
The teaching method will include case-studies.
About the lecturer
Andrea Appella is currently Director of Legal, Competition & Regulatory Affairs at News Corp, Europe & Asia, Senior Research Fellow at UCL, and an officer of the IBA Antitrust Committee. He was previously the OFT Director of International. Andrea has significant and broad experience of the media industry and knowledge of the competition/regulatory landscape within it. From 2003 - 2008, Andrea was Vice President & Associate General Counsel at Time Warner Europe, where he was responsible for the broad range of international competition matters for Time Warner Corporate and its divisions (Warner Bros., AOL, Turner, Time, IPC and HBO) in Europe and non-US countries and was involved in the issues arising from the digital distribution of content. Between 1998 to 2002 he was Director of Legal & Business Affairs for Europe at Warner Bros., where he had experience of IPRs protection; licensing and distribution deals; and production deals.He was previously Counsel and Business Affairs Manager at MTV Europe where he was responsible for all business activities of MTV ITALY. He is qualified as a solicitor (he practiced at Herbert Smith LLP for a number of years) and an Avvocato. He is a graduate of Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (magna cum laude) and has an LLM (with Merit) the London School of Economics & Political Science.
The course syllabus and core materials will be provided to participants at the beginning of this course. The course will also be supported by a secure access website where further materials will be posted.
When is it held
This course will be held on Wednesdays over a 8 week period, between 27 January and 17 March, with 2 hours of tuition per week from 6-8pm.
Where is it held
UCL Law Faculty, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG
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This course is accredited with the full years worth of 16 CPD hours by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA - our course provider reference is IU/UCL)
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