This issue is filled with great insights and expert commentary on areas that are relevant to the legal landscape and highlight how the business community is embracing technology, media and telecommunications. There are various topics covered, from new ways of working and digital transformation in the finance sector to data protection regulatory updates and guidance. We also have a series of articles that focus on e-commerce across a number of jurisdictions.
You will also find insights from our lawyers around real estate analytics, tech trends, and data centres.
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Fiona Robertson - Senior Counsel, Head of Media - Digital and Data
Copyright forms the basis of the rights that are incorporated within any piece of content. Be it a photograph, a short video, a jingle, a film or a game, the hard work that you put into development and creative output is generally going to be covered by the law of copyright in the country of origin.
For creators it is really important to understand the basis for the protection. It is elusive, intangible and often misunderstood. Today we remind you of the ten basic things that a creator in the Middle East should understand as they venture into the exciting work of content production.
Clearing copyright and protecting copyright makes good business sense. Always assume that clearance is required and budget for it accordingly. If you think you might have the right to use it under an exemption at law, check with a professional to ensure that letters do not start coming in from lawyers; and if you do get a lawyer’s letter, take it to a lawyer to obtain a view as to how to proceed. Early legal advice can be instrumental in containing the potential damage payment and assisting in managing the reputational fallout.