Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - August 2014 (Global)


US: Following loss before the Supreme Court, Aereo “astonishes” broadcasters with new legal strategy - New York-based Aereo asserts in federal district court that it is entitled to a compulsory license to carry over-the-air broadcasts under the Copyright Act. View more


Australia: Official supplier of statistics to NRL fails to obtain injunction for breach of its IP - Sports Data Pty Ltd, NRL’s previous official supplier of statistics, has filed an interlocutory application against Prozone Sports Australia Pty Ltd, the new supplier of statistics to the NRL, alleging that Prozone has breached its intellectual property rights. View more

UK anti-piracy campaign set for launch - In an effort to combat digital piracy, the film and music industries have reached an agreement with the UK's leading ISPs to launch the Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme next year - households suspected of copyright infringement are to be sent warning emails. View more  


Italy: YouTube case changes rules on Internet liability - The Turin court has interpreted the E-Commerce Directive's "hosting" exception. View more

New report on telecommunications market in the EU - The European Commission has published a new report covering a variety of regulatory issues concerning the telecommunications market in the EU. View more


US: Celebrity endorsements on social media: 7 tips for navigating the right of publicity - David Kramer explains how far you can leverage the names and images of celebrities when promoting your brand online. View more

Australia: Illegal streaming hits the World Cup - The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that SBS is attempting to identify illegal live-streamers from Europe and the Middle East who were providing footage of FIFA World Cup matches into Australia. View more

Italy: Serie A media rights - end of the story? - Uncertainty hangs over the media rights for the 2015 to 2018 seasons of Italy's Serie A football league. View more

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