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The Future of Content Distribution: Forecast and Legal Strategies

27 June 2013
Technology cycles are trending towards shorter and shorter bursts and are reinvented at a breakneck speed. What is "hot" morphs into yesterday’s fad in hours and minutes. Content publishers can now use eBooks and the WiFi feedback to pinpoint when readers abandon a book. Movies no longer get a full weekend to find an audience. Expectations around social media and engagement experiences are changing. Desktop computers and flat-screen TVs gather dust as people access movies and television programming on tablets and other small screens.

Yet profitable content distribution opportunities still exist.

K&L Gates partner Kate Spelman and media and technology lawyer Steve Tapia discussed what is on the horizon for intellectual property-based businesses and legal strategies to meet these challenges in the near future.