Tom Picton WarlowPerth, Western Australia
My daughter Jessica has started a career in modelling over the past six months and during this time we have engaged Fran as our entertainment lawyer for contractual negotiations.
Fran has delivered a number of important results for us during this time. While delivering results, Fran has also shown an ability to communicate the meaning of agreements to us in terms of outcomes and implications that are understandable. I would thoroughly recommend Fran for entertainment industry legal representation and strategic advice.
David Bowie and Elvis Presley now hold the UK Record for most simultaneous entries in the UK's Top 40 Album Chart. David Bowie currently has 12 albums in the Top 40.
Sadly the record is due to the untimely death of both legendary artists. Elvis died in 1977 and Bowie on 10th Jan 2016.
The Higher Regional Court of Munich has ruled that YouTube is not liable for copyright infringing content and that responsibility lies with the individual uploaders.
A German court last year upheld a decision that YouTube and other services are only accountable for blocking videos that infringe copyright once they have been notified.
GEMA (German collection society for songwriters) claim that YouTube is a music service and as such should be paying a licence fee. YouTube generates advertising income that is not passed on to the songwriters.
RubyRed Legal is an entertainment law practice based in Perth, Western Australia. Its founder Francesca Cotton worked in the UK as an entertainment lawyer for over 20 years before returning to Perth to establish RubyRed Legal in 2013.
RubyRed Legal represents clients from all aspects of the entertainment industry including music, film and television, modelling, book publishing and employment .