Keeping control of owned creative content – and the data which make it profitable – is a constant challenge. It is impossible without a profound understanding of media law.

Managing people’s data in an onerous legal regime can be in tension with demands for maximum value. That requires judgement – where a wrong decision can hit margins.

Protecting content – film, TV or publishing – is vital, and a robust reaction to copyright theft has to be in place. But that cannot be at the expense of allowing legal action to become an industry in itself.

Personal and corporate reputations are guarded as fiercely as ever and achieving maximum sale or merger value for a media and entertainment brand, built over many years, means covering several bases at once.

Getting the balance right requires judgement, but margins are made only when everything is in place.

Why Choose Foot Anstey

Our stable of media lawyers understand our sector and are leaders in the field – the right team as you navigate through changing commercial trends and legal challenges.

We help major national and international media names and agencies build value and as part of that identify and protect intellectual property and copyright assets.

Our specialists know how to maximise value of data, with maximum creativity while keeping on the right side of GDPR and other data regulation.

Our brand and reputation experts list some of the UK’s best-known broadcasters and publishers among our long-term clients.

Our employment team can  provide solid people orientated expertise to help you to maintain and manage the team you need.

And we also frequently work alongside other advisers to provide commercial solutions.

Our people

Our team of Media & Entertainment lawyers have expertise covering all aspects of the sector. The team are dedicated to giving you timely and friendly service and delivering greatest value, at a fair and transparent price point, all while maximising your financial returns.

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