Copyright and Contracts Seminar with Andrea Martin of MediaLawyer Solicitors

Wednesday 19 Apr 2017
2.15 - 4.30pm
Irish Theatre Institute

This workshop will help understand basic principles of copyright law, including moral rights and performer’s rights. Andrea Martin will cover issues like: assignment of rights / granting of licences and contract implications, as well as legal issues raised by creative collaborations.

Andrea Martin is the founder and principal of MediaLawyer, Solicitors, a boutique legal firm providing legal services to the media and entertainment industries. Andrea is recognised internationally for her expertise in the area. She advises a large number of the leading Irish independent production companies, writers, musicians, publishers and is the “go to” person on all their legal requirements. Considered by many as their “in-house” counsel, she provides them with practical, solutions-focused advice in the fast paced environment that is the media industry. She has advised large corporations on reputation management issues including the provision of social media and data protection auditing services. Andrea is author of "Quick Win Media Law Ireland: Answers to your top 100 Media Law Questions". This publication is aimed at those who work in the media industry seeking quick and practical answers to legal questions they encounter day-to-day. Written for non-lawyers, it is useful to public relations, advertising, publishing and digital media professionals faced with legal queries arising in their work. It has been well received and is the only ‘quick reference’ handbook in this area of law in Ireland.

Training is an integral part of the services provided by MediaLawyer’s team. Andrea herself has a wealth of media law training experience. She lectures at third level institutions across Ireland. For over ten years she has been the Legal Trainer with Learning Waves Skillsnet, the leading provider of training for the independent commercial Radio Sector in Ireland. Andrea also provides bespoke training in media law for her clients and event organisers.

Andrea is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BA Legal Science (Hons), Law 1981). She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Theatre Institute and also a Board Member of Fís na Maolaoíse Teo t/a Cinemobile, Ireland’s only mobile cinema. She is a Member of the Law Society of Ireland, the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. 


*The workshop is subsidised by ITI as part of ITI's Artists' Supports Programme