Manatt Entertainment Litigation Leader Robert A. Jacobs was featured in a Business Insider article detailing his work representing artists in copyright infringement cases.
In his profile, Jacobs discussed how he became interested in the intersection of copyright law and the entertainment industry, an area he has specialized in since 1998. In particular, he noted that his practice focuses on the range of copyright and royalty disputes as well as contracts and other rights-related disputes, saying “sometimes, I represent people suing for copyright infringement, other times I'm defending someone being sued.”
Jacobs also noted that fame and the glamour of the entertainment industry isn’t what drives him to represent his clients—which include Marshmello, for whom he recently successfully defended against copyright infringement claims brought by DJ Artem Stoliarov over Marshmello’s song “Happier”—rather, he says, “I'm grateful and privileged to have the opportunity to act on behalf of some of the world's greatest creators, but the spotlight belongs to them and their work, not me.”
Jacobs’ profile also explored the copyright infringement claims process and what it takes to represent a client during a related lawsuit.
To learn more about Jacobs’ practice, read his full Business Insider profile here.