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New media: file sharing vs. open source

Date: Tuesday 11 January 2005
Time: 6:00 to 8pm

The Mall
London SW1

10 of 100 places available
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Piracy. File sharing. Viral marketing. Open source, copyleft and Creative Commons. How do you protect your ideas and work when everything seems downloadable in the internet age? What material can you use with the law’s blessing? New media professionals face these issues right from concept through to development, sign-off and beyond.

This Own It event, aimed at those working in new and interactive media, graphic design and digital design and print, will look at the legal, business and practical implications of the lightning-fast legal developments in digital rights.


Alex Chapman is a solicitor and partner at Briffa & co and specialises in interactive media and entertainment and intellectual property law. He is highly regarded in field of computer games and internet business, and acts for a wide variety of clients including developers, publishers and brand and character licensors and licensees.

Paul Randle is an associate solicitor with Briffa & co and specialises in brands and advertising law. He regularly contributes to mainstream and specialist media including the Financial Times, Revolution and BBC Television. Paul writes a regular column in Brand Strategy magazine and is on the advisory board for the Brand Licensing Show.

Interlocutor Nico Macdonald is a writer and design industry consultant -

This Own It event has been organised in association with Briffa ( and the ICA


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