Non-conventional Media practices (such as Gaming, NFTs, e-publishing etc.)
BAL LLB from Bangalore University (2010)
Post Graduate Diploma in IPR from Asian School of Cyber Laws (2010)
Karnataka Bar Council (2010)
Gautam is a Partner at K Law and is based out of the firm’s Mumbai office. He started his career at K Law.
He is an experienced legal professional with close to 13 years of working in the broadcast, media and technology industry. He has worked in leading media channels, Fortune 500 companies and law firms specialising in media, entertainment, technology, and data privacy laws. He comes with vast experience in advising studios, broadcast channels, startups, technology companies, publishers, artists, and OTT platforms on varied matters including: (i) commissioning and handling turnkey film and series productions; (ii) acquisition of content from international studios and music labels; (iii) advisory on interactions with associations such as IFTPC, FWICE, SWA etc.; (iv) advisory on publishing deals, gaming laws, laws surrounding NFTs and contracts in relation to the same; and (v) advisory on compliance with applicable legislations such as the Copyright Act, 1957, Cinematograph Act, 1952, Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995, Information Technology Act, 2000 and its allied rules such as the Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal data or information) Rules, 2011 and the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.
He is an accomplished Tech and Media Lawyer with a rich experience in the TMT space having worked with the biggest technology companies such as Infosys Technologies, Cognizant Technology Solutions and with large media conglomerates such as Fox Star (Now Disney Star) and Sony Pictures.