David McLaughlin of McLaughlin Law was a guest lecturer at Whitecliffe on Tuesday April 5. He came at the invitation of Lecturer Giles Peterson and spoke to Year 3 BFA students on Legal Management, with emphasis on business compliance and intellectual property rights, including copyright.
McLaughlin is the Principal of McLaughlin Law. He is widely acknowledged as an authority on intellectual property rights for creative industry practitioners in New Zealand.
McLaughlin represents a wide range of clients from all areas of the entertainment industry both in terms of their activities in New Zealand and on the world stage.
McLaughlin’s services are also retained by emerging and established, musicians, writers, artists and film makers such as Creative New Zealand, Artists Alliance, The New Zealand Film Commission, The Black Seeds, Op Shop, Hollie Smith, Ladi6, and Whitecliffe Year 4 BFA student Reuben Stephen’s band, Artisan Guns.
As well as his legal work, McLaughlin is currently a trustee of the Play It Strange charitable trust, which promotes song writing amongst young people. He is the co-founder of New Zealand’s Creative People’s Centre a nationally funded charitable organisation which aims to increase the accessibility of arts law resources and advice in New Zealand.