November News from the Centre.

Following on from the Artist Contract in the Digital Age event in October, November saw a series of entertainment law masterclasses delivered by Associate Fellow of the Centre Robert Allan. These were on music publishing, recording and management agreements respectively, and a video of the music publishing agreements masterclass is on YouTube. We are currently collating videos of events organised under the auspices of the Centre into a Law and Popular Culture YouTube playlist (this is work in progress).

Dr Paresh Kathrani organised the latest event in the Law and Artificial Intelligence series, a book reading and discussion based around Asimov’s I Robot. This very successful event took place in the Library at Little Titchfield Street and we would very much like to thank our colleagues in the library for helping facilitate this.

Centre PhD candidate Serhat Yilmaz defended his thesis on the regulation of sports agents on 16 November. Serhat defended his work extremely well and has been asked to make minor amendments to his thesis so we look forward to delivering some formal good news in the New Year.

We were delighted that a current LLM Entertainment Law student, Fiona McGugan presented a paper that was the focus of a well attended musictank event in November entitled Creators’ Rights in the Digital Landscape. Musictank kindly invited current LLM Entertainment Law students to the event and our thanks to them for facilitating this – the students were very appreciative of the opportunity to listen to cutting edge discussions and to network.

Finally, Guy Osborn had an article ‘The Olympics, transnational law and legal transplants’ published in the journal Legal Studies and accepted an offer to serve on the Editorial Advisory Board of the new journal Probing the Boundaries of Sport.

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