Shoosmiths' Kaye addresses Outsell gathering

Shoosmiths' Kaye addresses Outsell gathering


Author: Alastair Gray

Shoosmiths partner Laurence Kaye has addressed a meeting of the world's only research and advisory firm focused solely on media, information, and technology.

The national law firm's publishing and digital media specialist was guest speaker at one of Outsell's regular leadership council meetings, which are held several times each year, here and in the USA.

Kaye updated senior business information executives and led a discussion on the European intellectual property regulatory framework, and how Outsell members can stay compliant.

Outsell - - describes itself as helping '.the world's publishers, information providers, and enterprise marketers grow revenue, deliver superior solutions, optimize their clients' performance, and thrive in a fast-changing global digital market'.

It adds: "Elite information industry executives from all over the world look to Outsell for trusted advice, bold insights, and confidential access to exclusive intelligence and decision support."

Kaye, who spoke on day one of the two-day event held at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, was one of the first UK lawyers to specialise in internet law, and led the legal team on the initial development of, the new digital home of author JK Rowling's Harry Potter books.

He joined Shoosmiths earlier this year to add expertise in publishing and digital media, offering strategic insight and legal advice on publishing clients' publishing-related matters, including on digital platforms. The firm acts for a number of the UK's leading publishers.

Kaye advises and lectures regularly on digital media and e-commerce legal issues in Europe. He has worked closely on a number of key EU Directives, including the Copyright, Database and E-Commerce Directives; and is copyright adviser to the European Publishers' Council.