Digital law concerns the intellectual property rights and copyright of digital material. Understandably, this area of law has becoming increasingly more important in a relatively short period of time. There has also been major controversy relating to laws in this area, particularly in the music world, with file-sharing sites and people downloading copyrighted material illegally. Although there have been a few prosecutions, the resources are not available to stop all people who illegally download music and because of this there are still many infringements occurring on a daily basis.
Digital law is changing rapidly and with a variety of sources of law it has quickly become a very complex area. Digital law can be found in national law, European law and international law. In addition to this, law changes in other areas of the world encourage owners of digital copyrights to campaign to have the law changed in England, which can result in England following law changes in other jurisdictions. This is something which rarely happens in other areas of the law.
Solicitors who specialise in digital law have a wide range of knowledge in both civil and criminal law. As people can be prosecuted for breaches of digital law by the police, digital law solicitors can work in criminal defence. Solicitors may also help owners of copyright to bring civil claims or help people defend claims against them. Whatever the role, all digital law solicitors need a good knowledge of all of the sources which affect this area of law and must keep abreast of the rapidly changing laws.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on digital law, or any related issue, Contact Law can put you in touch with a local specialist digital law solicitor / lawyer free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding digital law solicitors / lawyers please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 10/07/2012