Ilene Farkas sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the biggest impacts on the entertainment industry over the last decade, and provided her thoughts on what the next decade may hold for those in a rapidly changing sector.
As far as what had the greatest impact on the 2010 decade, Farkas noted that, "One of the biggest legal developments of the past decade may be the inevitable and necessary recognition of streaming as the main way people enjoy music, and the need for an improved, more transparent way to compensate songwriters and their publishers for digital streaming and downloads."
As far as predictions for 2020 and beyond, Farkas "expect(s) to see courts to continue to be asked to decide what expression is protectable and what is not, what is fair use and what is infringing, and we expect to be in the forefront of those battles protecting creators, both whose works are alleged to have infringed prior works and creators whose works have been used by others under claims of fair use."
The full article, titled "Content Clashes and the Netflix Effect: Hollywood Lawyers Discuss the Decade Ahead" is available here.
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