Facebook Counsel, IP - Copyright in San Francisco, California


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Facebook is seeking a highly motivated team player with a passion for online intellectual property matters to serve as Counsel, IP. The role will tackle cutting-edge issues on a global scale arising from content posted by users on Facebook, Instagram, and the company’s other services. There will be a special focus on copyright, including with respect to videos, music, Facebook’s Rights Manager tool, and intermediary liability and notice-and-takedown legal regimes. Days are fast-paced and action-packed, and the ideal candidate will be eager to roll up their sleeves and problem-solve on matters of all kinds. The position is highly cross-functional, working closely with other legal teams and key business units, including the company’s operations, partnerships, sales, business development, and engineering teams.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop and apply policies relating to copyright infringement and similar violations arising from videos and other content posted by users on the company’s services, including Facebook and Instagram

  2. Provide legal guidance on incoming IP reports submitted by copyright owners and other rights holders identifying infringing content posted by users

  3. Advise business units and cross-functional teams on matters relating to copyright infringement and issues arising under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), E-Commerce Directive, and similar laws

  4. Coordinate copyright, intermediary liability, and notice-and-takedown matters with a worldwide network of outside counsel

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. JD degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one US state bar

  2. 2+ years of intellectual property experience, from in-house or at a law firm

  3. Experience with legal matters involving copyright infringement and IP doctrines such as fair use and repeat infringement

  4. Experience with IP intermediary liability issues and laws (DMCA, E-Commerce Directive, etc.)

  5. Experience with obligations of online intermediaries in the US and elsewhere, including notice-and-takedown

  6. Experience assessing legal risks, as well as practical, business, and reputational risks

  7. Experience leading and multi-tasking on competing priorities and projects

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.