Digital & Social Media
As Digital and Social Media continues to disrupt and provide challenges and opportunities across the Media and Entertainment industries, we are perfectly placed to understand the issues and provide converged and innovation solutions and advice.
Our multidisciplinary team combines deep experience around online, mobile and social platforms with expertise and skills from TV, publishing, games and ad/marketing backgrounds.
We act for digital producers, leading social media platforms, MCNs, YouTubers, digital publishers, social talent and influencers and games developers, as well as brands, agencies, retailers, traditional TV companies, magazine and news publishers as they go through their own digital transformation journeys.
In doing so we provide strategic and commercial advice in relation to all aspects of the creation, funding and distribution of content across all digital platforms.
Online Safety Bill introduced in Parliament: Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for Computer Weekly17 March 2022
The UK government has brought its long-awaited Online Safety Bill (OSB) before Parliament, introducing new criminal sanctions for tech company executives and senior managers alongside further criminal offences.
Irish government launches new Digital Strategy08 February 2022
As life changes to become ever-more driven by technology, the Irish government has launched a new national digital strategy, with the aim of driving and enabling a digital transition across the Irish economy and society.
Oliver Fairhurst and JJ Shaw write for LawInSport: Cheating in video games – lessons from Blizzard’s successful case against cheat and bot developer27 August 2019
Oliver Fairhurst and JJ Shaw have written an article for LawInSport. The article discusses the claim that was recently won against a developer of cheat software by Blizzard, the video game developer and publisher behind hugely successful games such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Overwatch.
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for BBC News, The Times and The Financial Times: Social media stars agree to declare when they post ads23 January 2019
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor has commented in articles for BBC News, The Times and The Financial Times which discuss the recent agreement from sixteen social media stars to clearly state if they have been paid or received any gifts or loans of products they endorse online.
Nicholas Buckland comments for Music Week: Euro Parliament rejects copyright reform, full debate set for September10 July 2018
In an article for Music Week, Nicholas Buckland comments on the European Parliament voting against beginning negotiations on the Copyright Directive including Article 13.
CDM 2015: Who is the Principal Designer?01 August 2017
By now, everyone is familiar with The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (“Regulations”). However, there still seems to be confusion as to who should fulfil the role of the Principal Designer (“PD”).
How to deal with Twitter spats: Katie Hopkins' expensive mistake04 April 2017
Joint Managing Partner, Giles Crown, and Senior Associate, Oliver Fairhurst have written an article for The Lawyer Monthly which comments on Katie Hopkins' recent twitter spat turned libel battle with food blogger Jack Monroe.
Nigel Dewar Gibb comments for Music & Copyright: Copyright issues in audio streaming stem from complicated digital royalty structures03 March 2017
Nigel Dewar Gibb has written an article for Music & Copyright, a fortnightly research service covering global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.