Legal Counsel – Content Compliance

Spotify

  • Full Time

Spotify’s awesome Legal team is growing. We’re facing cutting-edge challenges that mirror the evolving industry and product at the heart of our company. At Spotify, we’ve connected millions of people to their favorite songs and created a service that people use to discover and enjoy the music and podcasts they love. We’ve launched in 170 markets…and counting! We aim to revolutionize the way people consume music and podcasts, and we’ll need some very hardworking people to help us achieve our mission.

As Legal Counsel, Content Compliance at Spotify, you will help supervise Spotify’s legal takedown practices and policies and you will provide legal support for the teams that develop, implement, and support Spotify’s content policies. You will also work directly to resolve claims related to these policies and help build out processes for scale.

 

What you´ll do

 

  • Help manage Spotify’s compliance with safe harbor laws (e.g., e-Commerce Directive, Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and other intermediary liability frameworks globally.
  • Help manage Spotify’s legal takedown process, across all content types, across all types of legal issues.
  • Provide legal advice across Spotify on intermediary liability, including issue-spotting and strategizing solutions for exciting new products.
  • Work with internal and external counsel and government affairs experts to track evolving legal requirements across the territories where Spotify operates.
  • Be Spotify’s internal specialist on global content regulations, working with external counsel around the world to stay ahead of and on top of relevant laws.
  • Counsel the teams responsible for building, managing, and implementing Spotify’s content policies, including the Content Operations team and the Trust & Safety team.
  • Provide legal support for litigations and press inquiries arising out of content takedown issues.
  • Work with operations teams within and outside the legal team to develop efficient, scalable practices around legal takedown requests.
  • You will work out of the Stockholm Office.
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    Who you are

     

  • You have a law degree (or equivalent) and at least 5+ years of experience working in a law firm and/or in-house legal department.
  • Deep understanding of copyright law and other content-related legal issues.
  • Deep understanding of intermediary liability frameworks, with a strong preference for experience litigating cases involving intermediary liability.
  • Experience assessing and advising on a broad set of legal standards… even when those standards are new to you.
  • Experience in partnering with global stakeholders.
  • A passion for legal problems; you can explain legal concepts to non-lawyers.
  • A problem solver, and can stay calm when problems come your way.
  • A builder; you can work collaboratively (especially with non-lawyers) on finding practical, implementable tools and operational solutions.
  • Self-motivated and can identify and complete work to be done without being instructed.
  • A multi-tasker who can triage to make sure the right matters get your attention.
  • You’re willing to really dig deep on projects.
  • You work well as part of a team — both with other lawyers and with non-legal stakeholders.
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    Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
    Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 365 million users.
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