Enforcing Music Rights: Safe Harbours And Piracy

in association with Lewis Silkin | Monday 20 November 2017, London | BOOK HERE

In this half day masterclass, CMU MD and Business Editor Chris Cooke will look at how the music industry enforces its copyrights, at the long-running battle with online music piracy, and at the controversy around the copyright safe harbour.

• Find out what UK copyright law says about infringment and how to deal with infringers, including the crucial concept of ‘authorising infringement’.

• Learn about some key piracy cases from the 1980s in the UK and the US, and the impact they had on the fight against online piracy.

• Consider the challenges the rise of online file-sharing posed, and review the key cases involving Napster, Grokster, Kazaa, The Pirate Bay, LimeWire, Oink and Dancing Jesus, plus find out what kinds of music piracy are dominating today.

• Discuss some of the music industry’s key tactics for combatting online piracy, including three-strikes, web-blocking and ‘follow the money’, and find out which tactics are currently being employed.

• Understand how the copyright safe harbour works, the obligations of safe harbour dwelling companies in terms of takedown processes, and why the safe harbour has proven so controversial in recent years, especially in relation to user-upload platforms like YouTube.

This masterclass will be led by Chris Cooke from CMU, a music rights expert who has been covering the industry’s fight against online piracy since 1998. The session will tap into research and reporting conducted by CMU over the last fifteen years monitoring and asssessing the industry’s battle with infringement.

There will be plenty of opportunities for questions, discussion and networking, plus each attendee will receive a copy of the slides presented.

This masterclass runs at the offices of Lewis Silkin at 5 Chancery Lane, London, EC4A 1BL from 2.00-5.30pm on Monday 20 November 2017.

Tickets are just £99 | CLICK HERE to book your place.

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CHRIS COOKE is an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur.

He is co-Founder, MD and Business Editor of CMU, a service provider to the music industry. Best known for its media – the CMU Daily, CMU Podcast, CMU Digest and CMU Trends – the CMU business also provides training and consultancy to music companies, hosts the UK’s biggest music business conference at The Great Escape festival in Brighton, and runs the CMU:DIY education programme for new talent. Chris writes for CMU’s media, co-hosts the podcast, curates and presents CMU@TGE, and leads the company’s training and consultancy projects.

CMU is part of Chris’s company 3CM UnLimited, which also has media, consultancy and education divisions. Through UnLimited Media he also publishes cultural recommendations service ThisWeek London and its sister magazine ThreeWeeks Edinburgh. And via UnLimited Learning he helps to run the award winning PR training charity the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which is enabling more ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

With degrees in English and Law, Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on media and media law, music and comedy, and the music and communication industries. He authored the report ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ for the UK’s Music Managers Forum, has written business courses for the Detroit Institute Of Music Education, and occasionally performs spoken word show ‘Chris Cooke’s Free Speech’.