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Further to the preliminary inquiry carried out by the Italian Communication Authority (Agcom) with operators holding a direct interest in the sale of media rights for the Italian football seasons (as discussed here),...more
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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...more
The list of news stories clamoring for our attention is overwhelming as the editorial concept of serendipity has been replaced with “link bait.” The conversations I used to have with peers about strategies for re-engineering...more
I recently attended the annual ABA Forum on Communications Law, which included an informative panel discussion marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in N.Y. Times v Sullivan. While we are...more
Plaintiff journalists wrote articles that were published in a Swedish newspaper and were freely accessible on the newspaper’s website. Defendant Retriever Sverige AB operates a website that provides its users with hyperlinks...more
As you might recall from our previous post, each year the Italian Communication Authority (Agcom) starts a procedure for the approval of guidelines – as issued by the Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A – regarding the sale...more
Court Also Holds Failure to Closed-Caption Online Videos is Not Intentional Discrimination Under State Unruh Civil Rights Act, and that Website Decisions Whether to Caption Occur in Furtherance of First Amendment Rights Under...more
French television production company Atlantique Productions, S.A. sued ION Media Networks, Inc. for breach of contract, and related claims, based on negotiations regarding U.S. television distribution of the internationally...more
With a new chairman and a full complement of commissioners for the first time in more than six months, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to take on a broad set of communications-related issues in 2014 and...more
As a relatively recent joke goes, an editor is lamenting the demise of payphones while speaking to a reporter. Editor: "With no more payphones, where would Superman change?" Reporter: "Change? Where would he work?!"
A Florida trial court vacated two prior restraint orders against the media from publishing unredacted information in a police report.
On August 23, 2013, James Patrick Tadros was arrested and charged with attempted...more
Data privacy and security made the headlines practically daily in 2013. Our second annual Privacy and Data Protection 2013 Year in Review topped 65 pages!
What privacy, advertising and digital media trends will make...more
The Ninth Circuit last week became the first federal court of appeals to find that bloggers are entitled to the same First Amendment protections as traditional print and broadcast media when sued for defamation. Obsidian Fin....more
The indications are the SEC may discontinue publication of its time-honored daily News Digest. It has not been published since mid-December. ...more
The Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) launched a public consultation on the new draft regulation on the authorization process for transferring the ownership of broadcasters, including network operators or companies (or...more
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Zach Abramowitz, co-founder and chief executive officer ofReplyAll, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from practicing law at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to creating the world's...more
After a long consultation process, the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) published the long awaited regulations on the protection of copyright on the Internet and media, which among other things provide for a notice...more
Have you ever considered whether your company has a right to use an employee’s e-mail communications with his or her attorney conveyed through your company’s system? A company’s defense in an employment lawsuit can be...more
We are pleased to present the 34th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight news that will have an impact on business and litigation, including articles and links...more
The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) recently published the first in a series of white papers dedicated to branded entertainment in Canada.
The first white paper, released at Merging Media in Vancouver on...more
A Royal Charter (the “Charter“) representing a landmark reform of press regulation was approved by the Queen on 30 October 2013. The Charter, agreed by the three main political parties, was sealed by the Privy Council in a...more
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.
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On 30 July 2013, following...more
Commercial drones for news gathering may be grounded from takeoff, at least for a while, by fiscal dogfights and privacy concerns playing out this month in the U.S. Congress....more
Although not quite as lucrative as its pre-season US tour, Everton FC’s recent successful appearance before media regulator Ofcom helps it to retain a few more pounds which might be available for the transfer kitty.
In July 2013, the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) case of Project Blue Ltd v. HM Revenue & Customs, concerning the high-profile development of Chelsea Barracks, was the first real test of the SDLT’s broad anti-avoidance rule...more
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