C&T London 2014 Conference
Andrew Bridges is a partner at Fenwick & West in San Francisco. Mr. Bridges’ global practice is dedicated to trial and appellate litigation, arbitration and strategic counseling in high stakes matters for Internet, technology and consumer-focused companies with respect to new business models, media, technologies and communications platforms. Considered a thought leader on cutting-edge legal issues, he has 25 years of complex litigation experience in copyright, trademark, advertising, trade secret, consumer protection, unfair competition, licensing, and other commercial law disputes. In addition, Mr. Bridges is a strategic advisor to entrepreneurs and companies on their branding and trademark portfolios. He also oversees the management of global portfolios and the coordination of foreign litigation matters for innovators and companies around the globe.
Before joining Fenwick & West, Mr. Bridges was a partner and Vice Chair of the firmwide Intellectual Property practice at Winston & Strawn. From 1991 to 2004, he headed the Trademarks and Advertising Practices Group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. In 2008, he was listed as one of the top 100 lawyers in California, and since then he has been repeatedly ranked among the top 75 or 100 IP litigators in California. He has rankings in Band 1 for Intellectual Property—Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secrets by Chambers USA and in Band 1 for California (one of only two individuals at that level) and in Band 2 nationally for Trademark Litigation by World Trademark Review, is listed in The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and in “Best of the Best” by Legal Media Group (for trademark law), and has been honored in a variety of other publications relating to e-commerce and intellectual property law. Mr. Bridges was also named an IP Star in Managing Intellectual Property’s inaugural edition. In 2014, The Daily Journal named Mr. Bridges as one of the “Top Intellectual Propery Attorneys of 2014.”
Mr. Bridges served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marvin H. Shoob, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta. The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Mediation and Arbitration Center has selected him as a domain name arbitrator, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has appointed him an early neutral evaluator.
Mr. Bridges is on the editorial board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (Oxford University Press); an advisory board member for the Electronic Frontier Foundation; and an active member in numerous organizations, including the Copyright Society of the USA, International Trademark Association, International Technology Law Association, Media Law Resource Center, Federal Bar Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He is fluent in Modern Greek and proficient in French and Italian. He is a trustee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and a former director of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. He speaks frequently at law schools, business conferences, and legal seminars.
Thomas Dillon is a member of the English Bar (also admitted in California). He currently holds the post of legal counsellor at the World Intellectual Property Organization, Building Respect for IP Division, Geneva. He read Classics and Law at the University of Cambridge, took the Diploma in IP law at Queen Mary, University of London and did his MBA at Sir John Cass Business School, City of London. From 2001 to 2009 he worked for the Motion Picture Association, becoming Vice President and Deputy General Counsel EMEA. He manages the web site http://www.GraduatedResponse.org. He is a director of Ffilm Cymru Wales and a member of BAFTA.
Stephen Edwards is a partner at ReedSmith in London. He is an expert in copyright and broadcasting law, handling both rights-related and other commercial transactions as well as regulatory work for clients ranging from start-up ventures to some of the media industries’ household names. In the past year, for instance, he has worked on such matters for the BBC, Channel Four, Raidio Teilefis Eireann (RTE), UKTV and the European Broadcasting Union. He also has experience in dealing with the creation of UK and EU legislation in the copyright and regulatory fields.
In addition to television, radio and digital media work, Stephen’s experience also covers film and music rights, sports agreements and all forms of print and online publishing.
Stephen has served as a member of the Copyright Licensing Steering Group which has taken forward the development of the Copyright Hub, and chairs the Education Working Group which is focused on streamlining copyright licensing for the education sector.
For many years Stephen has been rated in the top tier of media lawyers by the directories Legal 500 and Chambers. He writes the chapter on the broadcasting sector for the standard work on copyright law, “Copinger & Skone James on Copyright”.
Christopher Elkins is co-founder and head of film & TV services at MUSO. He is a highly experienced entrepreneur working in the online music & media technology industries since 1998. Christopher is responsible for daily operations, implementing the path to market as well as leading MUSO’s film & TV division on audience engagement and R&D development. Christopher previously founded the largest independent online music portals in Europe before an all-cash acquisition in 2006, and has also written for various European music and technology publications. He is a regular panel speaker at film and technology conferences, most recently at Europa Cinemas AGM and MipTV.
Online infringement is the biggest barrier to revenue and growth across the media industries; MUSO is the world’s leading content protection and audience engagement company. Each day the company assists over 700 media companies in turning this threat into opportunity, providing solutions to protect and disrupt existing piracy channels, as well as effectively connect with, and help monetise, new audiences. Founded in 2009, the company is headquartered in London, with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Milan and Mumbai.
Abbie Enock is founder and CEO of Capture Ltd. She is a recognized authority on media management and associated best practices for metadata and rights management. She is an invited speaker at various events, has been a keynote speaker at the IPTC Metadata Conference where her address was described as ‘inspirational’ by industry leaders.
As well as joining the Board of the PLUS Coalition and being Secretary for PLUS Europe, Abbie has also been asked to join the Advisory Panel for a Cardiff University project under the Arts & Humanities Research Council call “to explore Big Data from an Arts and Humanities prospective”.
An unusual mix of being a good communicator and leader, highly logical and practical, business-minded, technical, creative and artistic – and with a temperament that doesn’t know the meaning of failure – Abbie has managed to bridge the synapse between the oil-and-water worlds of creativity and technical delivery.
Abbie began her career as a newspaper journalist, with the ambition of telling the truth and changing the world. Positions held included crime reporter on a large evening newspaper, as well as senior sub-editor positions. While high level impact was achievable at regional newspaper level, once working on the nationals in the UK and Australia there were quite a few barriers to really making a difference. Abbie then turned her attention to photography and became an international photojournalist, sometimes trekking across remote parts of the globe with a camera bag nearly as big as herself, while also maintaining positions such as travel editor for a nationwide regional newspaper group. Abbie became well known for her journalistic exploits, usually on her own in far-flung places, regularly being invited to speak on radio programmes and give widespread advice on travel and photography, including going solo.
John Enser is a Partner in the Commercial Group of Olswang in the UK. John is an expert in all forms of digital media and is Head of Music.
John provides commercial, regulatory and copyright law advice to clients active in all aspects of the media and communications business, particularly those offering music and audiovisual content via digital platforms. He has been at the forefront of new media developments for nearly 20 years, assisting clients to launch new and innovative services across a range of technologies, delivering originally to TV sets and latterly to PCs, mobile devices, tablets and all other forms of connected device.
His clients include broadcasters and other content aggregators and distributors, record companies, pure-play digital content businesses and mobile operators as well as companies that invest in the sector.
John writes and speaks regularly on a range of topics relating to interactive media and with Matthew Phillips has been the co-author of Olswang’s annual convergence report since its inception in 2005. He is also a member of the editorial board for E-Commerce Law Reports.
Both of the independent legal directories rank him as one of the UK’s leading practitioners in digital media.
John joined Olswang in 1994 and became a partner in 1996.
Paul Jessop is founder and director of County Analytics Ltd, an independent consulting firm named for his 400 year old home and office in rural England – County Cottage.
County Analytics has a diverse range of clients in the media, entertainment and electronics industries, where it gives advice on strategy, market positioning, and the creation and exploitation of industry standards. Paul is known for facilitation and consensus building and has a tight drafting style widely exploited in specification writing.
After a career in engineering and strategy with British Telecom, Paul was for 13 years CTO at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and subsequently at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He continues his work as Executive Director of the US Registration Agency for the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) under contract to RIAA and represents the recording industry’s interests in ISRC and other identifiers at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Paul is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Member of both the Audio Engineering Society and the Royal Institution of Great Britain. He obtained a degree in Engineering and Computer Science at Cambridge and a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies at Oxford.
Paul enjoys travelling with his wife and two sons, who are all qualified scuba divers. Paul is a divemaster and has held an amateur radio licence since 1975. He is a US commercial pilot and flight instructor for gliders. In the UK he holds instructor ratings for gliders and motor-gliders and also flies light aircraft. He volunteers with the scouting movement teaching young people to fly.
Bill Jones is Founder and Chairman of Global Village Ltd. Bill has been a partner of Copyright and Technology for over 10 years and has been engaged with Digital Rights Management since his introduction to Intertrust in the early noughties.
More recently, Bill has requalified (CFA candidate) and repositioned to be an Approved Person under the UK’s financial services regulations which permits him to transact and manage TMT venture capital investments for Sophisticated and High Net Worth individuals – a franchise which extends into family offices etc. He is an angel investor, including in Numecent – a cloud services (cloud paging inventor) business which delivers significant operational and infrastructure efficiencies (up to 95%), is a Gartner Cool Company and, respected by the press as capable of changing the entire software industry and a significant part of the gaming and content industries.
Bill has a portfolio existence which includes mentoring UK businesses on global expansion and, US, Chinese, and Indian etc. firms on inward investment into the UK. In his former life Bill led and developed European and global converging communications, internet, media, mobile, technology and IT businesses for over 30 years with Fortune and Times 100 companies, often their largest international businesses. He has also led SME market leaders and been instrumental in forming many new entities to success and / or IPO / trade sale. He has led businesses in over 20 countries, been “resident” in 4, has traded with over 65, and is a former board director of businesses in 20 + countries. He has also undertaken investment, M&A, venture and private equity work globally in all continents.
He’s been a thought-leader on convergence and next generation policy in UK and EU, led major strategy projects for blue chip companies (HP, Vodafone, PWC, MCI), and been a member of the leadership teams of Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 businesses and, has served as a board member or been a member of the leadership teams of many “trade associations” including British American Business and ECTA.
He has chaired or spoken at leading conferences globally; participated in a UK government mission to Korea and Japan on TMT and was a major contributor to the report; has contributed to 2 World Economic Forum working groups covering media and entertainment and, financial services; and has been a contributory author to a mobile internet industry leadership book (Mobile Web 2.0). He won a prestigious EU Award for Online Excellence under the EU eContent program and, has been a BAFTA judge.
Alex Loscos is CEO of BMAT, a music technology company specialized in music monitoring. He is an engineer, a musician, and an entrepreneur.
Specialized in Signal Processing, in 1998 he joined the Music Technology Group as a researcher and lecturer. He authors more than 15 patents with YAMAHA and multiple publications and books on digital audio analysis and synthesis. In 2007, he finished his thesis at the NUS in Singapore and graduated PhD Magna Cum Laude in Computer Science.
In 2006 he co-founded BMAT. Today BMAT leads the market servicing airplay data to 55 Performing Rights Organizations and several hundreds of record labels and publishers world wide.
Alex is also a music passionate, an accomplished composer and the producer and former member of international distribution bands. With several commercial releases, his music has been licensed to movies, TV serials and advertisements.
Dr. Ros Lynch is Director of Copyright and IP Enforcement at the UK Intellectual Property Office. Ros leads the work to shape the direction of policy and operational work, and acts as a member of the IPO senior leadership team and the IPO Board.
Prior to joining the UK Intellectual Property Office Ros worked in the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills where she led a series of projects to develop skills policy in support of the London 2012 Olympic Games and more generally for the creative industries.
Ros joined the UK civil service as a social researcher and spent nine years of her career researching a range of topics for the Government including how to address small area deprivation.
Ms. Martin-Prat is Head of the Copyright Unit in the European Commission Internal Market Directorate General (DG MARKT). Her Unit is responsible for the development and enforcement of the EU rules in the area of copyright and related rights as well as for international negotiations in bodies such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation.
Before joining the Copyright Unit, Ms Martin-Prat was already a Head of Unit in DG MARKT, responsible for free movement of services and freedom of establishment and, notably, the 2006 Services Directive. Prior experience in the Commission includes being a member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Joaquin Almunia (responsible at the time for Economic and Monetary Affairs), being a member of the “Media, Commercial Communications and Unfair Competition Unit” in DG MARKT (where she was part of the team that drafted the 2000 Directive on electronic commerce and was responsible in particular for the chapter on limitations to the liability of Internet Services Providers) and of the Copyright Unit in DG MARKT (the Unit she is heading now) where she was responsible for the negotiations of the 1996 WIPO Copyright Treaties.
Other work experience includes having worked in the private sector (in London as Director of Legal Policy for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) and in the European Parliament (where she was responsible for the EP reports on the 1993 Cable and Satellite Directive and the 1993 Term of Protection Directive).
Ms. Martin-Prat is admitted as a solicitor in Spain and has two postgraduate degrees on European Law.
Darren Meale is a Supervising Associate at Simmons & Simmons in London. He has a wide range of experience in intellectual property litigation and advice and has acted for clients at all levels from the UK Intellectual Property Office up to the UK Supreme Court. He primarily advises clients on trade mark, copyright and design issues across a number of sectors including media, technology and luxury goods. He has particular expertise and interest in the protection of famous trade marks and in digital rights issues, including the way in which the internet and new digital technologies interact with and potentially infringe intellectual property rights.
Darren also sits as a Deputy District Judge, pursuant to which he hears a variety of civil law disputes in the English County Court. He was named as only one of two “Rising Stars” in Trade Marks in the UK by Expert Guides 2014.
Darren graduated from University College London with a First Class LLB in Laws. He qualified as a solicitor with Herbert Smith Freehills and also spent time working in the IP group at Dentons. He has a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Bristol.
Darren is also a Solicitor-Advocate and has acted as junior counsel in the UK IPO and the High Court. He is a member of the INTA Internet Committee; widely published on current intellectual property issues; and is a regular contributor to and peer reviewer for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice as well as other IP publications. For the first half of 2014 he was a guest blogger for the leading IP blog, the IPKat.
Rory O’Connor is VP of Managed Services at Irdeto and responsible for leading the company’s revenue assurance strategy and anti-piracy efforts on a global level. Rory has been with Irdeto since 2004 and has held the positions of VP of Engineering, Director of Mobile Products and Director of Product Management. He joined Irdeto from Agere (Lucent Microelectronics) and brought over 10 years of experience working in the wireless industry. He previously held product management positions at LogicaCMG and KPNQwest.
Rory has an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and an Electronic Engineering degree from Dublin City University.
Shira Perlmutter is the Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In that position, Ms. Perlmutter serves as a policy advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and oversees administration and support for all domestic and international IP policy-related operations; congressional and legislative engagement, as carried out by the Office of Governmental Affairs; education and training, as carried out under the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA); global IP leadership through administration of the IP Attaché Program; and economic analysis, as carried out by the Chief Economist.
Before joining the USPTO, Ms. Perlmutter was Executive Vice President for Global Legal Policy at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Prior to that, she held the position of Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property Policy at Time Warner.
Ms. Perlmutter previously worked at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva as a consultant on the copyright issues involved in electronic commerce. In 1995, she was appointed as the first Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office. She was the copyright consultant to the Clinton Administration’s Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure in 1994-95.
Ms. Perlmutter is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at Oxford University. From 1990-95, she was a law professor at The Catholic University of America, teaching Copyright Law, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, and International Intellectual Property Law. Previously, she practiced law in New York City, specializing in copyright and trademark counseling and litigation. She is a co-author of a leading casebook on International Intellectual Property Law and Policy, and has published numerous articles on copyright issues.
Ms. Perlmutter received her A.B. from Harvard University and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Gregor Pryor is a partner at ReedSmith in London. He is a digital media specialist in the firm’s global Media and Technology team. He has broad experience of advising clients concerning the acquisition, production, licensing and distribution of content on digital media networks and platforms. He regularly advises companies that are involved in the distribution and sale of digital content, such as digital music, video and gaming services, social networks, online retailers, aggregators, network operators, platform owners and search engines, regarding their arrangements with content owners and consumers. He also advises content owners such as computer game companies, film and television production houses, record labels, music publishers and advertisers regarding the protection and exploitation of their intellectual property rights.
Due to his experience of negotiating and advising on cutting-edge digital content arrangements, Gregor also works with clients to help formulate strategies that align with the developing body of laws relating to digital media. He often works with innovative start-up companies to help leverage their new technology.
In addition to working with digital media clients, Gregor continues to advise companies on information technology matters, including the development and implementation of systems and software. He also counsels clients concerning data protection and privacy matters, particularly in relation to IP-network operations and advertising.
The Legal 500 has described Gregor as a “digital carriage superstar”, whilst Chambers and Partners rates him in the Tier 1 of advisors in his sector, recognising his knowledge of digital music copyright issues and saying that he has “unrivalled experience in the market”. The International Who’s Who of Sports and Entertainment lawyers has said that Gregor’s digital media practice is “second to none”.
In acknowledgement of his work in the sector, Gregor was listed in the ‘Top 100 Most Influential People in Digital Media’ in Wired Magazine. He is a member of the Advisory Panel for the UK Government’s ‘Future Fifty’ programme for high-growth companies and he sits on the Committee of the Internet and Media Leadership Group of the Prince’s Trust charity.
Heather Reid is Senior Director of Data Services & Standards at Copyright Clearance Center, a leading provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions. In this role she leads the team responsible for maintaining CCC’s rights management database and plays a key role in strategic initiatives and projects focused on expanding CCC’s products and services.
Heather is very active in the standards arena, serving on several Boards and Committees. She just completed a term as Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Information Standards Organization. Heather is active in the Book Industry Study Group and sits on their Rights Committee. She was also an active participant in the development of the ONIX for RROs and the ONIX-PL rights standards.
Prior to working at CCC Heather held positions with online content providers, academic libraries and IT management. She holds an undergraduate degree in Music from the Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, a Masters in Philosophy and a Masters in Library and Information Science both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
An Italian-qualified lawyer with experience in the area of copyright, trademarks and internet law, Eleonora runs her own copyright law & policy consultancy and is a lecturer in intellectual property law at the University of Southampton, a guest lecturer in copyright law at EDHEC Business School, and the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press). She also contributes to intellectual property blogs The IPKat and The 1709 Blog.
Previously Eleonora was a Post-Doctoral Legal Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, and worked in the intellectual property departments of Bird&Bird LLP in Milan (Italy) and London (UK).
Eleonora holds two law degrees from the University of Florence, an LLM from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in EU copyright law from the European University Institute.
Bill Rosenblatt is program chair of Copyright and Technology London 2014 and editor of Copyright and Technology. He is president of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies, a consulting firm. GiantSteps’ clients include content providers and digital media technology companies, ranging from early stage startups to multinationals, as well law and public policy entities and investment firms worldwide.
Bill brings content providers strategic expertise in areas such as digital copyright technologies, content management and distribution, workflow, cross-media production, and content monetization. He advises technology vendors on market strategy, business development, product management, and IP monetization.
He has also served as an expert witness in several litigations related to copyright, digital content and security technologies, and he has testified before and advised public policy entities on digital copyright and technology issues. He has been a Special Advisor to the European Commission’s Information Society and Media Directorate.
Before founding GiantSteps in 2000, Bill held technology management positions in the publishing industry as well as digital media market strategy and consulting roles at Sun Microsystems. He began his career as a software engineer in data communications.
Bill is author of the book Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology (Wiley, 2001), several technical books published by O’Reilly & Associates, chapters of Television Goes Digital (Springer, 2010) and Electronic Publishing Strategies (Pira International, 1997), and several whitepapers and journal articles. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and other events on five continents, and he has guest lectured on digital copyright at various universities and law schools. He is a member of the Book Industry Study Group and the Copyright Society of the USA.
Bill has a B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton. He is an Advisory Trustee and former President of WPRB-FM, Princeton’s student-run commercial radio station. He has an M.S. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Massachusetts, and business education from Harvard and the University of Southern California. He is proud of his collections of two kinds of books: record guides and Sherlock Holmes pastiche fiction.
Asim Singh is a an attorney practicing in Paris, France. He specializes in intellectual property and media law matters. He has been practicing law in Paris since 1995; prior to that he worked in Montreal, Canada. He studied at McGill University (electrical engineering, B.Eng. 1988 and law B.C.L. and LL.B 1992) and completed his legal studies at Université de Paris II (D.E.A. 1993). He is a member of the Bars of Paris, France (qualified in 1998, certified as specialist in intellectual property law in 2002) and Quebec, Canada (qualified in 1994). After working for over 15 years in renowned law firms in Paris, he created the Singh Law Firm in 2011 in order to offer a fully bilingual, highly specialized and value-added service in IP and media law. Clients of the firm include French and foreign companies and its practice encompasses both transactional work as well as litigation.
Michael Steidl is the Managing Director of the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) which develops and promotes efficient technical standards to improve the management and exchange of information between content providers, intermediaries and consumers. He oversees the development and maintenance of the standards by IPTC members and is actively promoting their use.
Michael has 25 years of experience with information technology for news as a consultant to news agencies before joining the IPTC in 2003. He also worked as a journalist and managing director for news agencies, this makes him experienced in the major facets of the news business.
Michael is based in Vienna, Austria.
Philippe Stransky is NAGRA’s Chief Architect since 2007, with the overall responsibility for the system architecture in all NAGRA products.
After running his own software development company during 10 years, he joined NAGRA in 1996 as a product manager for digital systems and was a major contributor for the launch of large digital pay television operations, including Dish Network in the USA. During the span of his NAGRA career he has held several senior management positions, including Chief Technology Officer from 2002 to 2007.
Philippe studied Computer Science at the University of Geneva. He holds a certificate in Numerical Computer and is co-author of publications on games theory. He was an Assistant Teacher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) for two years.
Ian Trow has worldwide responsibility for emerging technology and strategy for Harmonic.
This currently includes: High Efficiency Video Coding, 4k / Ultra HD, Targeted Advertising, Virtualization, and Software & Cloud Based Solutions.
He has over 20 years of systems and design experience in High Definition and MPEG video products. Ian’s previous roles to Harmonic were at Thomson (Director of Compression Technology) and Envivio (VP of Technology & Marketing).
Ian was at Tandberg Television for 9 years, as Engineering Group Manager working on MPEG-2 broadcast encoders, and later moving to become Segment and Product Manager with responsibility for satellite, terrestrial, and IP delivery of compressed material. Before Tandberg, he was a design engineer at Snell & Wilcox and Sony Broadcast.
Ian obtained a B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sussex and is Cisco CCNP & CCDP qualified.
Jude Umeh is a senior consultant and certified enterprise architect, Technology Consulting, Capgemini UK. He has over ten years experience in a variety of technical and strategic roles. He has worked with key industry organizations to help define the future business and technology strategies that will shape their response to an increasingly challenging digital environment.
Jude is an authority on digital content and rights management, and he contributes regularly to thought leadership development and delivery of solutions and services to various stakeholders in these fields. He has published several articles and whitepapers on these and other topics, including a book on Digital Rights Management.
Ron Wheeler is Senior Vice President, Content Protection, with Fox Entertainment Group (FEG) in Los Angeles. In this capacity, he supervises the negotiation of content protection technology licenses and the content security-related aspects of digital content licensing deals and oversees the company’s worldwide anti-piracy and copyright litigation activities. He also represents Fox at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and in a number of multi-industry standard-setting efforts, and is closely involved in domestic and international legislative and regulatory issues regarding content protection.
Prior to taking his current position, Wheeler was Vice President, Legal Affairs for Fox’s Home Entertainment subsidiary, where he provided worldwide antitrust and anti-piracy counseling, litigation management and transactional work on a wide variety of acquisitions, licensing and distribution deals. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Minnesota Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Dominic Young is CEO of The Copyright Hub. He was previously a consultant and non-executive director in the media and technology space. Prior to that he held numerous senior roles at News Corporation, latterly overseeing Strategy and Product Development for the UK newspapers as well as leading the International Digital Media Group for News Corp in New York. He was a director and chairman of the Newspaper Licensing Agency, a founder of the News Media Coalition and the initiator of the ACAP project and numerous other company and industry initiatives aimed at maximising and realising the value of IP. He started his career in a picture agency and briefly worked as a photographer.