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Brexit And Copyright Law
At the end of March the European Commission issued a "Notice to Stakeholders. Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Rules in the Field of Copyright." ....
European Union
2 May 2018
French Consumer Class Action: An Initial Assessment
On 1 October 2016, the French consumer class action celebrated two years of existence. The initial assessment is rather reassuring for companies...
5 Dec 2016
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
Update: Serbian Film Tax Incentives
The new incentive offered by the Serbian government is essentially a refund of 20% of the qualifying spend incurred by an investor – either an individual or a company – in relation to the production of an audiovisual work in Serbia.
6 Jan 2016
Ofcom Publishes New Media Plurality Measurement Framework Advice
What is media plurality? Media plurality is defined by Ofcom as: ..
12 Nov 2015
Ofcom Appeal Reverses ATVOD Decision In Vice UK Case
By its decision of 21 July 2015, Ofcom has upheld an appeal by Vice UK Limited, ruling that Vice should not be classified as an on-demand programme service for the purposes of the Communications Act 2003.
30 Jul 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
Goodwill Hunting – NOW It's Over
In July 2012, British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) launched an internet protocol TV service in the UK under the name NOW TV.
15 May 2015
ITV & Others v TVCatchUp: In The Latest Instalment In This Long Running Dispute, The UK Courts Have Again Referred This Case To The CJEU
The three presiding Court of Appeal judges (LJs Kitchin, Underhill and Arden) dismissed TVC’s appeal, rejecting all arguments that section 73 extended to transmission to mobile devices via mobile networks.
1 Apr 2015
Home Or Away: The CJEU Confirms That Foreign Online Infringers Can Be Sued In Your Local Court
Your copyright is being infringed by an online company based outside the UK and you want to take action.
20 Feb 2015
Think Of The Children - Child Performance Licensing
Even if a licence is not required, for example a one-off unpaid performance in the school holidays, the 1968 Regulations still require certain conditions to be met to ensure children’s safety and wellbeing are protected.
9 Feb 2015
The New Private Copying Exception: The UK Music Industry Wants To Be Paid For It
Three UK music industry organisations, the Musician’s Union, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, and UK Music, have recently launched a legal action seeking leave to apply for judicial review of the UK’s new copyright exception for private copying.
16 Dec 2014
New German VAT Rules In eCommerce As Of January 2015
Although online shop providers had to implement extensive changes to consumer rights (in particular, the new rules regarding the right of withdrawal) on the basis of the implementation of the EU Consumer Rights Directive (2011/83/EC) only in June of this year.
2 Dec 2014
European Commission Releases Technical Standards On Radio Frequency Identification
In July, the EU introduced new technical standards to assist users of Radio Frequency Identification technology to comply with the EU Data Protection regime.
European Union
22 Sep 2014
Intra-EU Supplies Of Digital Services And VAT – New Place Of Supply Rules And VAT Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS)
New rules will take effect to determine where intra-EU supplies of "digital services" to consumers will be deemed to take place for VAT purposes.
3 Sep 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
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