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An Update on European Copyright Law

Axel aus der Mühlen Memorial Lecture on International Law

Join us to hear from attorney Felix Hilgert on a range of hot topics in European copyright law, from recent legislative changes around platform responsibility (the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive) to the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU and national courts, shaping the interpretation of harmonized copyright across the EU on such points as the threshold of protection and definition of "making available." Mr. Hilgert will also discuss some recent case law on copyright exceptions, such as freedom of panorama and the doctrine of exhaustion, and contrast the European approach of narrowly tailored exceptions for specific purposes to the more flexible concept of fair use in U.S. copyright law.  

Felix Hilgert is a technology and video games lawyer with a focus on helping North American companies expand and succeed abroad. His practice centers on IP/IT agreements, e-commerce, as well as specific issues of the interactive entertainment industry.

Felix advises innovative software and technology companies as well as online retailers and digital platforms on license, development and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) contracts, AR/VR, as well as standard terms for B2B and B2C transactions, manages international expansion projects and complex contract negotiations, and advises on e-commerce and consumer protection. He is also regularly involved in technology driven transactions.

Felix joined Osborne Clarke’s Cologne office as a lawyer in 2011 after studying in Cologne and Paris and training with a German federal youth protection authority, as well as an international law firm in Vancouver. He has also worked at a Toronto law firm specializing in cross-border advice. In 2021, he relocated to Osborne Clarke’s San Francisco office.

Felix has published on IT/IP, privacy and youth protection law and regularly speaks at legal conferences around the world. He also contributes to the specialized blog www.gameslaw.org.

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The Los Angeles Copyright Society certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 credit hour, of which 1.0 credit hour may be applied toward the General Practice requirement.





Andrew J. Thomas
Jenner & Block


Vivian S. Lee

The Walt Disney Company

Vice President

Dan Nabel

Riot Games


Ian Slotin



Jacqueline Charlesworth

Charlesworth Law


Nathaniel Bach

Michelle Choe

Rose Leda Ehler
Munger Tolles & Olson

Josh Geller
Greenberg Glusker

Elaine Kim

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

Chris Reed

Fox Corporation

Orly Ravid
Southwestern Law School

Gloria Franke Shaw

The Walt Disney Company

Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison


Immediate Past President

Joel Tantalo

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