THE ANGEL–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MSK) partner Yakub Hazzard is no stranger to the risks associated with the new media. He began his career developing his entertainment dispute procedures in the 1990s when MSK was representing the Recording Industry Association of America at Napster Controversy. Since then, he has represented a number of entertainment clients, from Berry Gordy and The Ray Charles Foundation to Incubus and Weezer, in litigation that includes copyright, trademark, publication rights and contracts.

Hazzard recently joined a group of prominent entertainment lawyers and executives on a new media risk management panel entitled “Managing Risk in the Era of New Media” at the USC Gould School of Law and the JAMS Entertainment ADR Symposium . Is there still no business like show business? ADR challenges and the development of new media. ”

“With the advent of new media and the way people consume entertainment content, a wide variety of legal issues need to be addressed, from license fees between affiliated studios and streaming services, intellectual property disputes, changes to contract terms and negotiations to responsibilities are enough for claims from self-created content, ”says Hazzard. “While new models have certainly accelerated due to COVID-19, I expect this trend to continue as media giants continue to merge and new entrants in the entertainment industry, such as video game publishers, step up their efforts to monetize streaming content.”

Hazzard is a seasoned entertainment litigation attorney who specializes in litigating high profile intellectual property, publishing law, privacy, breach of contract, profit sharing, trade disputes, and other media and entertainment-related disputes across a variety of industries.

Yakub Hazzard is available for interviews to identify risk management in new media in the entertainment industry.

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