As we witness the evolution of the regulatory landscape across the MENA region, it was timely for us to investigate and lift the lid, on what is keeping the region’s legal decision-makers awake at night.
Our first-of-its-kind report titled Legal Leaders in MENA is out now! It captures the views of 700 legal decision-makers across nine countries and 13 industry sectors in MENA, as well as in-depth interviews with experts from key sectors such as financial services and education to name a few, which revealed the emerging risks and priorities challenging the legal sector across the region.
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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.