Matters pertaining to copyright law are particularly – although not exclusively – relevant to media companies. Copyright issues are also becoming an increasingly important matter in the day-to-day business of other sectors – whether for advertising purposes, website design or the use of music. BROCK MÜLLER ZIEGENBEIN advises companies and creators from all sectors with respect to handling their own or third-party copyright – from the development of a business idea to drafting the necessary agreements and negotiating with copyright holders or rights distributors. Where necessary, this includes legal enforcement to protect a client’s own rights or to defend alleged third-party rights. In the wider sense, copyright and media law also include the extrajudicial and, where necessary, judicial representation of our clients’ interests in defending against damaging false statements of fact or unlawful abusive criticism, as is increasingly emerging on internet forums, for example. We also handle issues relating to negative media reporting.
born 1975, university studies in Hamburg (business administration) and Kiel (law), admitted as attorney in 2006, Certified Specialist for IT law, and copyright and media law
Specialisation: IT law, data protection, copyright and media law
Dr Christian Wolff counsels clients in IT law, and in copyright and media law, focusing on providing support to IT projects, advising on web-based business models, and data protection law. He covers conceptual advice and drafts contracts/terms and conditions, in addition to representation of interests in court.
Alongside this, Dr Wolff is managing director of compolicy GmbH, a subsidiary of BROCK MÜLLER ZIEGENBEIN, which specialises in the appointment of external data protection officers. As a result of this work, he has a wealth of practical experience in the applied data protection law.
Dr Wolff is also a lecturer at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel, and sits on the “Copyright and media law” joint committee of the German Bar Associations of Oldenburg, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein, Celle, and Braunschweig.