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Monday, December 28, 2009

Competition, IP and Contractual Issues in the Media Industry: Law and Practice

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

UCL is pleased to announce a course starting on 27 January 2010 on

Competition, IP and Contractual Issues in the Media Industry: Law and Practice
delivered by Andrea Appella (
Director of Legal, Competition & Regulatory Affairs at News Corp, Europe & Asia at News Corporation)

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.

Course schedule:

  • Seminar 1: 27 January 2010
    The media industry: key features and market definitions; sport rights (joint selling and access to sports content).
  • Seminar 2. 3 February 2010
    Music: rights-holders, collecting societies and online distribution
  • Seminar 3. 10 February 2010
    Music: industry consolidation. Digital Rights Management
  • Seminar 4. 17 February 2010
    Movies:industry features, theatrical distribution, pay TV, video and online distribution. Copyright issues in the digital world.
  • Seminar 5. 24 February 2010
    Broadcasting: Pay-TV.
  • Seminar 6. 3 March 2010
    Broadcasting: mergers and alliances.
  • Seminar 7. 10 March 2010
    Publishing, Multi-media and High-Tech mergers.
  • Seminar 8. 17 March 2010
    VOD, recent policy developments and challenges/opportunities going forward

The course is run on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm at the UCL Faculty of Laws in Bloomsbury. The course is accredited with 16 CPD hours by the SRA and the Bar Standards Board.

Fees for the full course are £650 (a discounted ticket £540 is available to UCL Alumni).

Click on the link below for more information about the course and to book your place.

UCL Law Faculty
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
WC1H 0EG London
United Kingdom
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