Jim Russell, a partner in the Entertainment Law Group in the Heenan Blaikie Toronto office (and all-around awesome guy), is featured in the cover story of the April 2012 edition of Lexpert magazine. In the piece titled “Advising for the Digital Revolution“, Jim discusses how the growth of digital media has changed the practice of law and considers the challenges facing content owners.
(Photo by Don Dixon, Cover image © Thomson Reuters Canada Limited)
As JIm notes in the article, “From the perspective of content producers, the challenge is to find the dividing line between granting away rights that broadcasters want and holding back the rights that allow producers to benefit from secondary and tertiary revenue sources that new distribution models and technologies might afford.” Also making an appearance in the article (but not on the cover) is partner (and also all-around awesome guy) Simon Chester.
The full article can be accessed at the Lexpert website.