Copyright and digital media

Farrer & Co assists a range of publishing, cultural and education sector clients on IP protection, enforcement and litigation.

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We have significant expertise in advising on copyright law in the UK and the protection afforded to copyright protected materials further afield. Significant new developments including those concerning orphan works, mass-digitisation projects and infringement through online peer-to-peer downloading and news / media monitoring services and data aggregators / miners mean that business strategies need to be fully abreast of the current state of the law.

Our services

Our services include enforcing copyright against third party infringers, negotiating and drafting copyright licences, assignments and commercialisation agreements as well as enforcing copyright and database right though the Courts and defending our clients against claims from third parties. We also advise in relation to the re-use of Public Sector Information, Data Protection, the scanning and mass-digitisation of archives and their availability to the public as well as copyright issues concerning databases.


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