Entertainment Industry Roundtable

Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) in conjunction with G. Elias & Co. is organising an entertainment industry roundtable which will be held on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. The theme of the roundtable is “Entertainment Law Contracts and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights”.

The discussion will provide invaluable insights into the following key areas:

– Overview of entertainment law contracts, including royalty and licensing agreements;
– Key areas of dispute resolution and settlement mechanism;
– International best practices in the protection of intellectual property rights – WIPO perspective;
– Enforcement of piracy laws and intellectual property statutes in cases of breaches and infringement – challenges and proposal for reform; and
– Regulatory perspective into enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Overview of entertainment law contracts, including royalty and licensing agreements:

– Current structure of recording contracts (and music publishing contracts) in Nigeria and whether the said contractual structures contribute to the common occurrence of breach/frustration of agreements in the music industry.
– How music publishing fits into the music business ecosystem and who (e.g. record labels or value-added service (VAS) providers or Telcos/digital retailers) is liable to pay the royalties due to composer, songwriters, music publishers.
– How new VAS regulations from Nigerian Communications Commission have affected/will affect revenue shares for sales of music via ringtones/caller ring back tones (CRBTs)/downloads via VAS.

Panelists
Obi Ezeilo – Director, Nigerian Copyright Commission
Shola Adeyemi – Director, Legal, Airtel Nigeria
Jude “MI” Abaga – Recording Artist
Yetunde Akinloye – Nigerian Communications Commission
Efe Omorogbe – Hypetek Digital Record Label
Olumide Mustapha – President, Music Publishers Association of Nigeria
Onyinyechukwu Ujomu – iROKO Music
Andrzej Gadkowski – World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Arbitration & Mediation Centre

Venue
Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
Commerce House
1 Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island
Lagos State

Time
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Register here

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