Jeff Liebenson is a leader in media, technology and entertainment law, with extensive expertise in digital entertainment, international and intellectual property law. He has more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry.  

Jeff is President of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.

New York University School of Law, LL.M., Trade Regulation, 1982

New York University School of Law, J.D., 1978

University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1975

Trinity College

Memberships and Associations
President of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers

Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA

American Bar Association, Entertainment ADR Committee

Practice Areas
Entertainment and Media

Digital Entertainment


Intellectual Property




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I have been published in

"The Streaming Revolution in the Entertainment Industry"
IAEL, June, 2015
Jeff Liebenson, co-edited, with Marcelo Goyanes
This book explores the emerging challenges of streaming in the music and video industries.

"Navigating the New Economics of the Entertainment Industry in 2013"
Midemblog, January 18, 2013
Jeff Liebenson
Jeff examines the changing role of lawyers within the emerging media landscape.

"Digital Licensing: Hot Issues"
Midemblog, January 10, 2012
Jeff Liebenson
The President of the IAEL discusses how cloud, locker, streaming and other new services will impact licensing in 2012.

"Negotiating Multi-Platform Licenses"

MIPblog, April 6, 2011
Jeff Liebenson
Jeff Liebenson addresses the need for special expertise in the negotiation of multi-platform licenses.

"Legal Predictions for 2011"
Midemblog, January 18, 2011
Jeff Liebenson
The IAEL's President predicts legal issues that will be important for lawyers and music executives.

"Visual Artists and Google: Standing on the Shoulders of Ten Years of Digital Music Legislation"
Arts & Advocacy, Spring/Summer 2010
Jeffrey M. Liebenson and Barry Werbin
Jeff explains how the visual artists' class action regarding Google's Book Project relies on the lessons learned from ten years of digital music litigation.

"User-Generated Content: New Business Models and Legal Issues"
International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, 2008
Jeffrey M. Liebenson
Jeff edits a volume on user-generated content including perspectives from key business leaders and legal experts.

"User-Generated Content: The Benefits of Losing Control"
Blitz Magazine, May 2008
Jeffrey Liebenson
Jeff's article explores the value of user-generated content in brand marketing.

"New Fantasy Baseball Ruling May Impact Database Practices Generally"
IP, Sports & Entertainment Alert, August 2006
Jeffrey M. Liebenson, Ezra Doner, Irwin A. Kishner and Barry Werbin
The legalities of database protection are addressed in light of a key ruling regarding the fantasy sports business.

"Facing the Music"
The Deal, March 1, 2004
Jeffrey M. Liebenson
Jeff's article addresses purchasing music publishing catalogs.

"iTunes Invasion - Apple Offers a Legal Option for Downloading, Copying Songs"
New York Law Journal, August 19, 2003
Jeffrey M. Liebenson
Jeff's article discusses the emerging issues for digital distribution of entertainment content.

"U.S./E.U. Privacy 'Safe Harbor': Advantages and Pitfalls for Web Site Operators"
Alley Way, December 2000
Jeffrey M. Liebenson
Jeff authors this article regarding online international privacy issues.

"The Intellectual Property You Don't Know You Have: Hidden Value and Lurking Danger"
Alley Way, December 2000
Jeffrey M. Liebenson
Jeff's article addresses the IP issues that arise beyond the entertainment industry.

"Summary Judgment - Toward A Swift End to Meritless Copyright Litigation"
Cardozo Arts and Law Journal, May 1984
Jeffrey M. Liebenson and Professor Alan J. Hartnick
Jeff's article addresses issues regarding summary judgment in copyright litigation.

"Pre-Trial Procedures in Copyright Infringement Actions"
Copyright Litigation PLI, November 1983
Jeffrey M. Liebenson
Jeff's article discusses pre-trial procedures in copyright litigation.

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