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5128673
Head of Content Protection, Based Central London, Salary £100K +

Position: Head of Content Protection
Salary: Salary £100K +
Location(s): Based Central London
Job description: The Company
This is an excellent opportunity to work for our client a UK leader in their sector, who has a rich history dating back over forty years. They seek a Head of Content Protection to manage the Content Protection team, devising and implementing technical and practical strategies to protect digital and physical content including a world leading website blocking programme, removal of infringing content from the internet, disruption of illegal websites, and development of legal cases.

The Role:
Provide leadership, motivation, direction and support to the Content Protection team (including digital, physical and forensic staff), reporting to and working closely with the General Counsel, with a dotted line report to the Chief Executive.
Responsible for managing and overseeing a large budget.
Manage the strategy to remove illegal content from the internet, websites, search engines, social media and all other players in the piracy chain.
Control, interpret and filter data and communicate it in a clear and concise manner.
Provide insight and meaningful thinking in relation to present and future intellectual property threats and trends to the music industry.
Overseeing investigations into illegal distribution and counterfeiting of content.
Strengthen working relationships with third parties such as law enforcement bodies, government agencies, trade associations and regulatory bodies.

Candidate profile: The Person:
Previous experience working in senior management role within the Content Protection or Anti-Piracy sector specifically in the film or music industry.
High levels of technical and practical expertise in protection of online and physical infringement of content.
Significant relevant experience in intellectual property protection and anti piracy enforcement.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate collaboratively and strategically with the General Counsel and Chief Executive.
Accomplished in the presentation of high level briefings and representing the company at industry events.
Capable of providing concise analysis of current problems and issues facing the industry in the future.
An established network of contacts with relevant law enforcement agencies and other rights owners.


To Apply for this Vacancy send your CV to John Woolf on 01206 329021,
or by e-mail to jwoolf@ssr-personnel.com, quoting reference 5128673.
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Details last updated at 18:10 on Tuesday 17 October 2017
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