The Internet has developed into an essential piece of infrastructure for businesses and society more generally. The growth in the UK’s digital economy continues apace and the government has prioritised the sector in order to take advantage of and accentuate that trend. This growth coupled with the technological innovations in the Internet sphere create significant legal challenges for those making and interpreting the law, particularly copyright law which is central to protecting digital content. This webinar will explore the foundations of UK copyright law and look at some of the ways in which the courts are dealing with copyright in the Internet age by looking at some recent leading copyright cases.
Piers Strickland will be leading this webinar. Piers is a solicitor-advocate and partner at Waterfront Solicitors LLP. He specialises in advising clients on disputes involving all forms of intellectual property law including trade marks, copyright, patents, passing off and designs. Piers also has extensive experience in the areas of confidential information and data protection. In addition, he regularly advises clients on more general IT disputes, often relating to breach of contract and computer software.