Jonathan Dack is an associate in the Intellectual Property practice of the London office. He has represented clients on non-contentious and contentious matters dealing with a range of intellectual property rights. He has also advised on outsourcing, e-commerce, and data protection and privacy matters.

Jonathan has worked with clients from a variety of industry sectors, including financial services, life sciences and media. Before he joined Mayer Brown in 2014, Jonathan spent eight months on secondment to a global pharmaceutical company.

Snapchat, the fast-growing social media network/messaging app, has spawned some controversy over how copyright law is interpreted in the United Kingdom. In a recent Q&A session with members of Parliament, the British government was asked whether it will take steps to prevent Snapchat images from being made public without the image owner’s consent. In his written response dated 24 March 2016, the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, answered that “[u]nder UK copyright law, it would be unlawful for a Snapchat user to copy an image and make it available to the public without the consent of the image owner. The image owner would be able to sue anyone who does this for copyright infringement.”
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