Marketing and entertainment law

Marketing and entertainment law
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Date(s) - 08/03/2019
1:15 pm - 5:30 pm



Area of Interest: Media and entertainment

This seminar will address the need-to-knows in marketing and entertainment law, including an overview of intellectual property across the industry, issues and cases faced in online marketing and topical entertainment issues in recent Australian defamation cases.

CPD units: Four (4)
Knowledge area: Substantive law
Cost: $396 – $440

Topic 1: IP Issues in Marketing

  • IP issues in relation to content creation
  • Misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Campaign do’s and don’ts

Topic 2: Online Affairs: Reputational risk, infringement and misconduct online 

  • “Site-blocking orders”: section 115A of the Copyright Act 1995
  • Television Broadcasts Limited v Telstra Corporation Limited [2018] FCA 1434 and a practical approach
  • Identifying wrongdoers, Norwich orders and X v Twitter Inc [2017] NSWSC 1300
  • E-defamation and Bolton v Stoltenberg [2018] NSWSC 1518

Topic 3: Defamation and the entertainment industry

  • Defamation risk for entertainment industry participants
  • Recent high-profile defamation claims: Wilson, Rush, Burke
  • Trends and recent developments in damages awards for defamation
  • The Federal Court as a preferred venue for defamation actions

Topic 4: From film to stage (and back)

  • Discussing bundles of rights across theatre and films
  • Getting it right (and right again)
  • Bumps in the road – some stories from the front line

Ian Robertson AO, National Managing Partner, Holding Redlich

Jackie O’Brien, Partner, Norton Rose Fullbright
James d’Apice, Senior Associate, Makinson d’Apice Lawyers
Nick Christiansen, Partner, Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Nick Hart, Solicitor – Director, and Ted Cawrey, Special Counsel, Blueprint Law

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