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December 2018
London, UK

Internet & Digital Media Law Conference 2017

Join us for our 11th annual conference addressing internet and digital media law. Hear from some of the top legal minds on the burning issues that keep the industry up at night.


We're still putting the 2018 programme together - if you'd like to know as soon as it's ready then please register your interest by downloading last year's brochure.

Or alternatively, you can see more conferences on our homepage...

Why this conference?

What to expect:
  • This conference will take a comprehensive look at the challenges faced by the industry and allows you to obtain expert knowledge on how to tackle these challenges

  • The entire conference will be held under Chatham House Rule, allowing for an open and balanced discussion

  • A diverse speaking faculty of international experts

Topics Addressed In 2017 Include:
  • The Internet of Things
  • Competition law and looking at data as an asset
  • AI and the internet
  • A round-up of the latest case law
  • Copyright and the internet
  • Regulation of internet speech 
Who You Will Meet:
  • In-house counsel
  • Leading reputation management experts
  • National regulators
  • Leading lawyers in private practice
  • Senior managers and advisors from companies dealing in the sector
  • Government representatives


This timely and thought provoking programme has been developed in consultation with Ashley Hurst, Partner at Osborne Clarke

Ashley is a commercial litigator and solicitor-advocate with a particular specialism in disputes relating to the internet, data, and reputation.

Germany’s new hate speech act in force: what social network providers need to do now

Our speaker Dr. Andreas Splittgerber Analyses the issue:

On 1 October 2017, the German Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (Network Enforcement Act, „NetzDG“) that we already reported on in April and May, entered into force (English version here). The NetzDG shall be an “act to improve enforcement of the law in social networks”, and aims at combating fake news and hate speech. Regulatory offences may be fined by up to EUR 5 million for individuals and up to EUR 50 million for the platform provider itself.

The NetzDG has been criticised since the beginning of the legislative process, as a great number of lawyers deem the law incompatible with the principle of freedom of expression and the upcoming EU E-Privacy Directive that will be effective 25 May 2018. Therefore, everyone is waiting in suspense for the first complaints brought up against this law to the German Federal Constitutional Court, or even the European Court of Justice...

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Speaking Opportunities

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