About

Reuven Ashtar is a YouTuber manager, media/tech lawyer & advisor, and producer.

In addition to being a startup, media, and technology lawyer, Reuven also manages star YouTubers and produces award-winning content.

His intellectual property expertise enables clients to confidently approach challenges and opportunities extending beyond law, from marketing to funding and innovation. Reuven empowers clients, including established companies and entrepreneurs, to generate new streams of revenue and growth. He does so by making connections across borders and industries, generating novel approaches and maximizing value by aligning incentives. As a manager and agent for creators and influencers (such as star YouTubers and Arcade Fire musicians) he helps them gain insight and access across the industry.

Reuven advises tech companies including Y Combinator startups. He proudly serves as a Judge for both McGill University's Dobson Cup startup competition and Venture for Canada's National Fellow Selection Day. He writes and speaks regularly on digital innovation. His writing has appeared in the Yale Journal of Law & Technology and he has addressed the International Section of the New York State Bar Association. Reuven serves on the advisory board of the Canadian American Bar Association.

Speaking

"Startup Law," We Teach Startup, May 2016

"Protecting Intellectual Property Globally When Doing Business Through the Internet," International Section of the New York State Bar Association, May 2015

"Law & Entrepreneurship," McGill Joint Law/MBA Program and Droit Autrement/Legal Alternative (DALA), January 2015

"On the Edge of Now: Emerging Trends in Entertainment, IP and Digital Law. Start-ups and Financing: Getting Financing for your Cross-Media Company or Creative Project," ALIS, March 2014

"Some of the Smartest People We Know Discuss: Musicians, What Are Your Intellectual Property Rights Now, and What Do We Want That to Really Mean?" POP Montreal/McGill Law/Walrus Magazine, October 2013

“The YouTube Challenge: Reimagining Broadcasting,” Faculty of Law, McGill University, February 2011

"Symbiotic Relationships? Evolving Notions of Technology, Imitation, and Parody," POP Montreal, October 2009

"Something Borrowed, Something New: Copyright in the Remix Era," Osgoode Hall Law School, March 2009

"Sampling, Creativity, and Open Source Culture," POP Montreal, October 2008

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