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Hackfe5t: The impact of hacking on the entertainment industry
Fri 7 April 2017, 14:30 – 17:30 BST
Hacking and IP piracy have fundamentally shifted the economics of the entertainment industry. We will explore the trends over the last 20 years and map out the possible scenarios going forward. Has unlicensed viewing lowered audience levels on pay tv platforms or do the pirates address a market that would never pay ?
We will also consider the relevant UK legislative framework of the Data Protection Act and Computer Misuse Act and provide a simple guide to best practice in the sector from managing customer databases to operating CCTV at stadiums and events.
We apply some metrics to an area that is always controversial.
Peter Lewinton is the headline speaker and will present a unique overview of 20 years of the video streaming industry including the first digital rights deal with the FAPL in 2001 and up to current detailed information regarding the piracy levels for this seasons Premier League. Peter has a unique sector overview having delivered projects to BT, Sky, Virgin Media, the All England Club, Star TV and IMG. He will explore the shift from controlled broadcast platforms to the very different TCP/IP protocols and the impact this has on the exclusivity of rights contracts and distribution platforms. Looking to the future he will explore the potential impact on rights valuations and the future of the pay TV model with the rapid acceleration of cord cutting in the USA.
Peter started his career at sports company IMG and holds WIPO DL101 and 201 qualifications in intellectual property, foundation and practitioner certificates in data protection, a law degree from Oxford University and is a Professional Member of the BCS - The Chartered Insitute for IT and is a committee member of the internet specialist group.