DUBLIN, Ireland–LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Research and Markets (…

DUBLIN, Ireland–LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c54814) has announced the addition of “Film and Television Distribution and the Internet – A Legal Guide for the Media Industry” to their offering.

There is no area of business that is more dramatically affected by the explosion of web-based services delivered to computers, PDAs and mobile phones than the film and television industries. The web is creating radical new ways of marketing and delivering television and film content; one that draws in not simply traditional broadcasters and producers but a whole new range of organizations such as news organizations, web companies and mobile phone service providers.

This companion volume to Andrew Sparrows “Music Distribution and the Internet: A Legal Guide for the Music Business” focuses on the practical application of UK and EU law as it applies to the distribution of television and film through the internet. This includes terms of contract and copyright as they affect studios, broadcasters, sales agents, distributors, internet service providers, film financiers, and online film retailers; as well as areas such as the licensing of rights. It also covers the commercial aspects of delivering film and television services to a customer base, including engaging with new content platforms, strategic agreements with content aggregators, protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights, data and consumer protection, and payment, online marketing and advertising.

The opportunities for companies operating in this area are extraordinary (as are the legal implications) and Andrew Sparrows highly practical guide provides an excellent starting point for navigating through what is a complex area of regulation, contract, copyright and consumer law.

About the Author/Editor

Andrew Sparrow is a national award winning solicitor and founder of Lecote Solicitors, a niche commercial law firm concentrating on internet, IT and new media law. Andrew is the author of several books on commercial and internet law. In a national poll conducted in 2004 and supported by the Department of Trade & Industry he was acknowledged as one of 100 individuals in the UK who have contributed most to the development of the internet in the last ten years.


The impact of the internet on film and television distribution

Online contracts for the sale of film titles and merchandise

Website Terms and Conditions for the supply of film DVDs and other movie merchandise over the internet

The Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002

Protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights in online film and television content

The marketing of film titles and merchandise online

Collecting online data about film buying audiences

The Distance Selling Regulations and online film title and merchandise sales

Paying for film downloads

Engaging with new content platforms

Strategic agreements between the online film company and content aggregators

Online advertising and promotion of film and television titles and merchandise

Electronic signatures and online film sales

Disability discrimination issues for film websites

Whose law applies to film sales over the internet

The Audiovisual Services Directive



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