Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - March 2014

by DLA Piper

DLA Piper - Sports Media and Entertainment Intelligence


Italy: Product placement - rules and trends in Italy - We analyse the main rules governing product placement in Italy, as well as current trends in this area. View more

France: New procedure for moving a DTT channel from free to pay - A new French law has granted the French media authority the power to authorize a pay DTT channel to migrate to free DTT. View more


India and Canada sign co-production agreement - India and Canada have signed an audio-visual co-production agreement.  View more


Italy: YouTube - Telecinco 2-0. And in Italy? - Is YouTube liable for the infringing content uploaded by its users? View more

Germany: More detail around claims against “typo-squatting”? - The German Federal High Court decided that the registration of a domain name which was a misspelled version of an existing registered domain name did not amount to an infringement. View more

Google Vividown sets new rules on Internet liability - Internet liability rules on data protection could change after the Italian Supreme Court acquitted three Google managers who had previously been convicted to six months imprisonment for a video published on Google Video. View more

Svensson - When is it OK to link to third-party content? - The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled on when and how website links can infringe copyright. View more

Spain: Reform of Intellectual Property Law - including the so-called Google News tax - The Spanish Council of Ministers has approved a draft law for the partial reform of the Intellectual Property Law. It will now be submitted to the Spanish Parliament for discussion and final approval. View more


US: Will you be “sorry for party rocking” if you are liable for copyright infringement? - William L. Roberts II, aka hip-hop rapper Rick Ross, filed a claim for copyright infringement in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the group LMFAO, for their hit single “Party Rock Anthem” from their album Sorry for Party Rockin’. View more 

European Parliament adopts Collective Rights Management Directive - The European Parliament has adopted a new directive on collective management of copyright and related rights. View more


UK: Public Lending Right Scheme consultation - 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. View more

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Italy: AGCOM procedure for the approval of the guidelines for football media rights on 2015/2018 - 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 of media rights for the Italian football seasons. This year Agcom will assess the seasons 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. View more

UK: New controls on alcohol sponsorship - There's a new Code of Practice on Alcohol Sponsorship, covering sports, music and cultural events in the UK. View more

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. View more

Australia: Senate scrutinises state of scalping - Australia's Senate Economics Reference Committee conducted a hearing in relation to the inquiry into ticket scalping in Australia. View more



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