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יובל קרניאל

of Counsel

Practice area: Media & Telecommunication

Education: Hebrew University, Jerusalem (LL.B. cum laude, 1988; LL.D. 1996) American Universtiy Washington, D.C. (LL.M., 1990)

Languages: Hebrew and English

Phone: +972-3-777 8340

Email: Y.Karniel@shibolet.com

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Yuval is a renowned expert in Communication and Technology law. He is also a senior lecturer and researcher in communication, society and law, and a crisis management consultant for both private and corporate clients, as well as a certified mediator.

Practice Focus

Yuval’s practice focuses on internet law, copyright, freedom of speech and crises communications.  He also has extensive experience Intellectual Property, computer law, e-commerce, slander, privacy law, advertising and marketing regulations, licensing and tenders. He advises clients across the entire sector, from artists to regulators.

Work highlights

  • Represented many high-tech companies in legal communications and media consulting;
  • Consulted and advised production, television and internet companies;
  • Represented investment companies who invested in communication infrastructure and content;
  • Represented and advised  advertisers in matters related to regulations and media outlets;
  • Represented artists and  talents in the fields of culture and communication;
  • Represented public organizations that support documentary cinema and preserving archives.

Industry appointments

  • Legislation and justice advisor to the Minister of Communication and to the Minister of Police;
  • Legal advisor to the Second Authority of Broadcasting, VP and partner in the foundation of the organization;
  • Chairman of the Ethics Committee for the Second Authority for Broadcasting;
  • Member of the legislation  committee for IP and patents in the Justice Department;
  • Board of Directors’ member  for Bezeq, Israel’s telecommunication company.

Pro Brono

Founder and partner of the Movement for Freedom of Information.

Academic activities

  • Senior lecturer at the IDC School of Communication, teaching and researching, among other courses: ethics in communication, politics and communication, communication and law, communication law, computers and internet.
  • Senior lecturer and joint director of the School of Law and Communication, College of Management.

Publications

  • Author: Breach of Trust in Corporations – Civil and Criminal Law, (2001)
  • Author: The Laws of the Commercial Media, (2003)
  • Regular guest speaker at industry conferences worldwide, and publisher of numerous articles, for example:-
  • Spam in The Holy Land: Can and Should a Tiny Country Tackle a Global Problem?   Virginia Journal of Law & Technology Vol. 11 No. 6
  • Broadcasting in Israel – Freedom of Broadcasting, Competition and Regulation
  • Privacy vs. Fame: The loss of Privacy in TV Shows in Israel, (with Dr. Amit Dinur), 7th Annual Convention of the Media Ecolocy Association, Boston
  • Entertainment and Stereotypes – The Portrayal of the Israeli Arab Conflict on Israeli Reality shows, Cammro conference, London
  • Copyright - Ancient law, New Technology, IDC Herzliya Conference on Exploring the Boundaries of IP Law, 2007
  • Actual Law in Virtual Worlds, IAMCR International Conference on Media and Global Divides, Stockholm, 2008
  • Virtual Worlds as a Public Sphere, in Virtual Worlds and Interpretive Communities: Opportunities for Global Dialogue, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Memberships

  • Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee for the Israel Bar Association
  • Member Israel Communication Association
  • Member International Communication Association
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