Taylor Wessing Event: How copyright works in 2023


How copyright works in 2023
Taylor Wessing Event:

The latest copyright developments
Wednesday 21st June 2023
15:45 – 19:30

15:45 Registration
16:00 Start
18:30 Drinks reception
Address: Taylor Wessing LLP, 5 New Street
Square, London EC4A 3TW

With the recent focus on risks and opportunities posed by generative AI for creative industries, Taylor Wessing will be joined by Tessa Darbyshire, Data & AI Value Strategy Manager at Accenture who will look at how these tools actually work in practice.

Legal experts will address the copyright implications of using and training generative AI tools in the UK, EU and US. They will also take you through the major new copyright cases from the past year, and their implications for copyright subsistence and infringement.

Finally, amidst a rising tide of new content and media regulation, and challenges to the copyright system, a panel of public policy experts representing a range of stakeholders will discuss their public policy priorities.




  • Welcome and case law update – A new look at copyright subsistence, infringement, and defences through the lens of recent cases including Shazam v Only Fools the Dining Experience, WaterRower v Liking, Pasternak v Prescott, and Fay Evans v John Lewis.
  • Generative AI – Guest speaker, Tessa Darbyshire, Data & AI Value Strategy Managerat Accenture, will set the scene from a technical standpoint and explain how AI tools are trained, how they operate and generate outputs. Legal panellists, including Dan Schnapp, Partner at Sheppard Mullin, will discuss the copyright implications of these tools in the UK, EU and US, including infringement risks, exceptions, and recent litigation.
  • Public policy priorities – Key public policy concerns and priorities in the copyright industries.Reema Selhi, Head of Policy and International at DACS

    Lisa McGuirk, Head of EMEA, Global Government Relations & Public Policy at Warner Bros. Discovery

    Lulu Freemont, Director at Taso Advisory (and formerly of Tech UK)

    Alex Kassner, Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Kassner Music and with various roles at PRS/MCPS

  • Drinks and canapés on the Taylor Wessing terrace.



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