Italy: Opportunities for DTT frequencies in the Italian market - The Italian Ministry for Economic Development has started a competitive bid for three national DTT frequencies.
Australia: Senate scrutinises state of…more
The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC Barcelona for linking the Spanish football clubs to a doping plot…more
On 20 February 2014, the European Parliament adopted the collective management of copyright and related rights directive (Directive), which aims to make it easier for online providers to stream music in multiple EU countries. It…more
Alcohol brands have had a historic association with sports sponsorship, but stricter regulation in Europe has been on a steady incline.
31 January 2014 saw the introduction by the Portman Group of the UK’s new Code of…more
Last Thursday, the Senate Economics Reference Committee (SERC) conducted a hearing in relation to the Ticket Scalping in Australia inquiry in Sydney. The inquiry, launched with little fanfare in the lead up to Christmas last…more
India and Canada have signed an audio-visual co-production agreement following talks which commenced in 2010.
The new arrangements will enable filmmakers to access government subsidies and tax incentives in both…more
A new French law adopted on 15 November 2013 has granted the French media authority (the “Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel” or “CSA”) the power to authorize a pay DTT channel to migrate to free DTT…more
Branded content is a hype word. Audiovisual content is meddled with products and vice-versa, while advertisers are more creative in devising new solutions. Within this context product placement is becoming increasingly…more
The Spanish Council of Ministers has just approved a draft law for the partial reform of the Intellectual Property Law. It will be now submitted to the Spanish Parliament for discussion and final approval…more
Until last week, no one really knew for sure what the law thought about people including links to a third party’s copyright-protected content on their websites. Would a text-only hyperlink link potentially infringe copyright?…more
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has launched a consultation seeking opinions from stakeholders on the practical effects of the proposed changes to the Public Lending Right Scheme (the “PLRS“)…more
William L. Roberts II, aka hip-hop rapper Rick Ross, singer of 2006 number 1 ?Hustlin’” filed a claim for copyright infringement in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against brothers Stefan…more
According to its press release, the German Federal High Court (“BGH”) decided on 22 January (I ZR 164/12) that – in the particular case- the registration of a domain name which was a misspelled version of an already registered…more
Liable or not liable… this is the recurring dilemma in many jurisdictions. Is Youtube (Google) liable for the infringing contents uploaded by Youtube users?…more
On 14 January 2014, the concept of ‘net neutrality’ took a serious blow from the U.S Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. The court struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s ‘Open Internet Order’ regulations which…more
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