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Copyright in Productions; a workshop with Abbas Media Law

Published on Tuesday, 5th March 2019

Following the success of our first workshop with Abbas Media Law, we're delighted to offer a second workshop specifically for Bristol's TV & Film community in partnership with the RTS.

Hosted by Nigel Abbas this workshop will, in an interesting and accessible way, discuss the key areas of copyright in TV production that Production Managers need to be aware of.

The session will cover the following:

  • The main risks associated with copyright and how to avoid them
  • Licensing copyright works
  • Defences to copyright infringement including:
  1. Fair Dealing
    • With quotations
    • For the purpose of review or critique , and caricature, parody and pastiche
    • Reporting current events
  2. Incidental Inclusion
  3. Best endeavours and using material on ‘await claim

If you have a burning copyright question this is also your chance to grill Nigel who is one of the most experienced TV media lawyers in the country.

This workshop will take place at The Square Club from 3.30-5.30pm on Tuesday 14th May. The ticket price is £30+VAT for Bristol Media, RTS and Square Club members, otherwise £45+VAT.

Booking is via Eventbrite

About Abbas Media Law

Founded by Nigel Abbas, Abbas Media Law is a specialist niche law firm working principally in the television, film, advertising and publishing industries.  We are experts in all aspects of the law and regulation affecting these sectors and advise many of the UK’s leading broadcasters, independent production companies and other content producers.

With particular expertise in television and film, we have advised on thousands of hours of programmes and films over the last two decades, across all genres, from comedy and light entertainment to the most legally complex undercover investigations.

Our lawyers and advisors have worked ‘in-house’ in the past at major UK broadcasters, and advised a wide range of independent production companies and other content producers over many years. We have a clear understanding of the editorial process and how production works.  This means that we fully understand the needs of our clients.

We are specialists on all aspects of UK law and regulation affecting the television, film, advertising and publishing industries. We advise before publication and broadcast, working with creatives to minimise legal and regulatory risk, and following publication and broadcast, defending content when it and its producers come under attack. We work day-to-day with many of the country’s leading creative content producers. We are known to all the major media insurers and regularly advise on content for media insurance (E&O) purposes.

To find out more about Nigel Abbas, Abbas Media Law and the services offered, visit