Digital Media & Entertainment

Digital Media & Entertainment is a fast-growing area of technology and Cooley has been at the forefront, advising both established and start-up companies regarding the myriad issues facing businesses in this industry.  From social networking to music and movie distribution rights to video gaming to broadband availability, Cooley is involved in every area of the industry.

Our lawyers have broad experience structuring and negotiating transactions involving video and music content, including deals with major U.S. film studios, television networks, record companies and performing rights societies, such as ABC/Disney, EMI, the Harry Fox Agency, Fox, NBC Universal, Sony BMG, SoundExchange, Turner Broadcasting, Warner, numerous cable networks, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. 

Cooley provides expert counsel related to media procurement and distribution programs, and counsels clients regarding video and music technologies, such as video transcoding software, VOD software and hardware, media network services, video advertising and content distribution via satellite.  Additionally, our Technology Transactions and Trademark, Copyright & Advertising practice groups are leading the way in the licensing and protection of intellectual property across the social networking platform, including Facebook and LinkedIn.

Cooley's expertise focuses on pragmatic aspects of achieving optimal business deals while also counseling clients regarding protection of their intellectual property rights and avoiding violations of others' rights.  When necessary, clients can call upon our leading Commercial Litigation and IP Litigation practices, who have built a reputation for litigating disputes involving innovative content distribution.

Key Facts

  • Cooley works with clients on strategies and transactions involving both the procurement and commercialization of media rights
  • Cooley's roots in the representation of technology-based companies makes us especially well-suited to structuring and negotiating deals involving new methods and technologies for obtaining and distributing digital media content, such as online video and music distribution 
  • Our industry knowledge and broad transactional experience allow us to offer pragmatic and creative solutions to meet and protect our clients' business objectives – effectively and efficiently

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