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Children First: The ICO's Code For Design Standards In Online Services For Children Is One Step Closer To Completion
Earlier this year, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issued a consultation on a draft code of practice for designing age-appropriate access for children accessing online
22 Aug 2019
Advocate General's Opinion On Social Networks' Obligations On (Worldwide) Deletion Of Illegal Content
Advocate General (AG) Szpunar commenced his opinion dated 4 June 2019 in Case C-18/18 (Opinion, available here) with the above quote from the movie
28 Jun 2019
Singapore Introduces New Law To Combat The Spread Of Fake News
On 1 April 2019, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill was tabled in Singapore's Parliament.
11 Apr 2019
ITV & Others v TVCatchup – Advocate General's Opinion Makes Light Work Of Court Of Appeal's Uncertainty As To The Meaning Of ‘Access To Cable Of Broadcasting Services'
In the previous instalment of this dispute the UK CA referred questions to the CJEU on the meaning of the expression access to cable of broadcasting services used in Article 9 of Directive 2001/29/EC.
22 Sep 2016
The Implications Of Brexit On The Entertainment And Media Industry
While the United Kingdom will not leave the European Union overnight, it is important to consider what the result of the Brexit referendum means to the entertainment and media industry.
27 Jul 2016
Updating The AVMS Directive: Making VoD Services Pay?
Our latest client alert on the European Commission's Digital Single Market strategy sets out some of the key aspects of the most recent proposal from the Commission relating to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive...
European Union
22 Jun 2016
Hyperlinking To Unauthorised Content Does Not Itself Constitute Copyright Infringement, Says Advocate General
The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has stated in a legal opinion that posting a link to a website that contains "freely accessible" copyright infringing content should not itself amount to copyright infringement.
25 Apr 2016
Ofcom Publishes New Media Plurality Measurement Framework Advice
What is media plurality? Media plurality is defined by Ofcom as: ..
12 Nov 2015
Public Service Broadcasting In The UK: Ofcom's Third Review
Ofcom published its third review of public service television broadcasting on Wednesday, 2 July. Ofcom is required to review the performance of public service broadcasters periodically. Its last review was published in 2009.
8 Jul 2015
Ofcom Publishes Consultation On Proposed Measurement Framework For Media Plurality
Successive governments have taken the view that the media is key to a healthy, well-informed democracy and that control of the media should not be concentrated in too few hands.
19 Mar 2015
Ofcom Launches Strategic Review Of Digital Communications
Ofcom has today commenced a comprehensive strategic review of digital communications in the UK, with the aim of ensuring that the digital communications market continues to meet the needs of businesses and consumers.
13 Mar 2015
Music Videos Have Been A Grey Area When It Comes To Certification And Age Ratings. The Lines Have Been Blurred, If You Will…
The British Board of Film Classification has been certifying theatrical films since 1912.
14 Oct 2014
The UK And China Agree Film Co-Production Treaty To Boost ‘Chinewood’
On 23 April, the UK and China signed a landmark film co-production treaty with the aim of encouraging closer cultural ties between the UK and China.
11 Jul 2014
What’s In A Joke? Advocate General Opinion Finds Parody To Be An Autonomous Concept Of EU Law
Advocate General Cruz Villalon released his eagerly awaited opinion on 22 May 2014, in the case of Johan Deckmyn [C-201/13].
European Union
6 Jun 2014
Breaches Of Confidentiality Must Be The Real Deal – Wade v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd [2014] EWHC 634
It is well known in the copyright world that the English courts have refused to recognise a free standing format right in a TV show.
9 Apr 2014
House Of Lords Select Committee Proposals For A New Media Plurality Regime – Is It Time For Ofcom To Take Centre Stage?
The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications (the Select Committee) published its report on media plurality (the Report) on 4 February 2014. The Select Committee proposes a framework that includes two key elements.
24 Mar 2014
Enterprise Investment Scheme Availability For Film Or Television Co-Productions
HMRC has published a note to clarify the interaction between film or television co-productions and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).
21 Mar 2014
Going Native: The Death Of The Pop-Up?
The internet was set alight last week with witty remarks from Jonathan Perelman, vice president of BuzzFeed, at this year’s Abu Dhabi Media Summit as he proclaimed users are, "more likely to summit Mount Everest than click on a banner ad".
2 Nov 2013
Ofcom Upholds Playboy TV And Demand Adult Appeal That Its Services Do Not Fall Within ATVOD’s Jurisdiction
Ofcom upheld an appeal from Playboy TV UK and Benelux Limited following a decision by the Authority for Television on Demand that Playboy TV and Demand Adult could each be classified as an on-demand programme service.
26 Oct 2013
Media Plurality
Reed Smith is releasing this client alert, as the deadline for submitted responses to the following DCMS recommendations is on 22 October – just one week away
18 Oct 2013
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