The Legal Aspect: Protecting your Creativity
Friday 27th March 2020, 1pm-2pm
This is open to everyone on zoom:
As every business regardless of size or scale owns or uses some form of IP, protection of some of your most valuable assets is essential in the creative industries. Although this area can often seem daunting, this session will cut through the myriad of key issues relevant to creatives and offer an understandable overview on protecting everything that makes your business unique. This is a particularly important session for all creative businesses in the current landscape and will be delivered by the excellent team at BTO BeCreative.
BTO BeCreative have leading specialist knowledge of intellectual property protection and exploitation, data protection and media & entertainment law. With a diversity of experience across the team, they offer clients the rare advantage of combining legal knowledge with hands-on experience across the creative landscape.
To make the session most effective, we are now seeking questions from businesses to allow the session to cover more ground. The webinar will go live on Zoom for all to access, although we request you email your questions for BTO BeCreative in advance to Ashley Lawrie (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 12pm on Thursday 26th March.
Jonathan Tait worked for many years in the music industry before retraining as a lawyer and joining BTO Solicitors LLP. He has worked in A&R, as an artist and tour manager, he has owned and operated rehearsal and recording facilities and was also the VP of a national chain of music industry further education colleges. He is now recommended by The Legal 500 for providing legal advice in relation to media & entertainment matters.
Paul Motion, team head, has advised many creative sector clients throughout his long career. He is classed as a “leading individual” by The Legal 500 for Media & Entertainment law. He is also an accredited specialist in Freedom of Information and Data Protection Law, one of only two such specialists in the private sector in Scotland. Paul currently plays bass in an Edinburgh covers band.
BTO’s BeCreative team represents the interests of talented individuals and innovative businesses across the music, technology and creative industries.
Their lawyers are among the few Scottish solicitors able to advise on artist management, recording and production contracts.
The team also has first-hand experience of working directly in the music industry and in music education and uses this specialist knowledge to guide clients through their legal requirements.
Music industry clients range from recording artists and songwriters, digital distribution service providers and artist managers, right through to promoters and publishers.
'We are so pleased that at last there is a dedicated team in Scotland to support the creative sector. Their pro-active and commercially sensitive approach has helped us immensely'.
(Mark Mackie, Director, Regular Music)