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The Italian Supreme Court rules on the liability of broadcasters for unlawful advertising of medical devices

by Hogan Lovells on

By decision No. 10892 published on 7 May 2018, the Italian Supreme Court ruled on an appeal brought by the Ministry of Health against a decision of the appellate Court of Padua in a case concerning the administrative...more

Intellectual Property - Copyrights - The World in US Courts: Spring 2018

Spanski Enters., Inc. v. Telewizja Polska, S.A., US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, March 2, 2018. The Carsey-Werner Co., LLC v. British Broadcasting Corp., US District Court for the Central District...more

Beijing IP Court Finds Live Football Broadcasts Not Copyrightable

by Dechert LLP on

Live broadcasts of football games failed to reach the fixation and originality requirements for copyright protection, held by the Beijing IP Court in its recent judgment...more

Better Late Than Never? Upload Those First Quarter Issues/Programs Lists

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

As those that receive our Pillsbury Client Advisories know, April 10th was the deadline for placing various quarterly reports in your station’s public inspection file. With many radio stations having shifted to an online...more

A Tale Of Two Geoblocks: 2018’s Cases On Extraterritorial Broadcasts Lead To Differing Results

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

Spanski Enterprises v. Telewizja Polska, D.C. Cir. (March 2, 2018) and Carsey-Werner Company, LLC v. British Broadcasting Corporation, et al., C.D. Cal. (Feb. 23. 2018) - As TV shows and other copyrighted content are...more

Tune in, catch up: EU changes to TV and radio transmission rules

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Linear TV and radio services are increasingly being consumed via the internet. Technical developments allowing the on-demand consumption of audio and audio-visual content on different user devices have also changed viewer...more

Commission’s notice on Brexit and copyright: Is it as bad as it sounds?

by Hogan Lovells on

On 28 March 2018 the Commission published a Notice to Stakeholders on the Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of Copyright. The Notice reminds stakeholders that, unless the UK comes to an agreement with the EU,...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

China’s latest response to the White House’s aluminum and steel tariff plans came in the form of a no-joke April 1 announcement of its own tariffs of roughly $3 billion in 128 U.S.-made products ranging from pork to wine and...more

Broadcast Station Quarterly Reports Due April 10, 2018

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

By April 10, 2018, all radio and television broadcast stations, both commercial and noncommercial, must prepare a list of important issues facing their communities of license, and the programs aired during January, February,...more

Broadcaster Access to Disaster Areas Becomes the Law of the Land

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

The enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (feel free to read it, it’s only 2232 pages) was welcomed by broadcasters. If you’ve been following the trade press, you’ll know that’s largely because it not only...more

Broadcasters Prepare for Their #MeToo Moment

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

People often conflate the term “FCC lawyer” with “Communications Lawyer,” thinking of an FCC Lawyer as someone who represents clients solely with regard to interactions with the FCC and its rules. A Communications Lawyer,...more

Federal Court of Appeal approves website seizure and Anton Piller order against online copyright piracy platform

by Smart & Biggar on

On February 20, 2018, the Federal Court of Appeal issued its judgment in Bell Canada v Lackman (2018 FCA 42), declaring that an interim injunction authorising the shutdown and seizure of piracy websites and an Anton Piller...more

Paper Copies of FCC Rules No Longer Required

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In a Report and Order released Tuesday, February 20, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminated certain rules requiring cable operators and broadcasters to maintain paper copies of FCC rules, recognizing...more

Tomorrow’s landscape for digital business – The Digital Single Market becomes real!

by Hogan Lovells on

In 2018, we will see new EU legislation being widely implemented as part of the EU Commission’s Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy. The amendments to the current legal framework are far reaching and will potentially be game...more

Broadcasters Face a (Re)Packed 2018

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

Each year around this time, Pillsbury’s Communications Practice releases its Broadcasters’ Calendar for the upcoming year. It may not be the perfect stocking stuffer, but broadcasters that don’t read it closely are much more...more

Broadcast Station Quarterly Reports Due January 10, 2018

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

By January 10, 2018, all radio and television broadcast stations, both commercial and noncommercial, must prepare a list of important issues facing their communities of license, and the programs aired during October, November...more

Draft regulation on online transmissions and retransmissions – EP ready to negotiate with Council and Commission

by Hogan Lovells on

Drama at the European Parliament: whoever thought the dispute within the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) around the adoption of a new regulation dealing with online transmissions by broadcasters and retransmissions...more

Fulfilling Pledge Made in May, Chairman Pai and FCC Approve New Blue Alerts, Similar to Amber Alerts, to Notify About Threats to...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At the December Open Meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), the Commissioners approved a Report and Order (“Order”) that adopts a new form of emergency alerting, Blue Alerts, which would serve to inform the...more

Draft regulation on online transmissions and retransmissions – EP ready to negotiate with Council and Commission

by Hogan Lovells on

Drama at the European Parliament: whoever thought the dispute within the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) around the adoption of a new regulation dealing with online transmissions by broadcasters and retransmissions...more

FCC Adopts Next Gen TV: Maybe Not A Good Thing

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In another controversial move, the FCC has approved by a 3-2 vote the adoption of the ATSC 3.0 standard for broadcast TV, known as Next Gen TV. This IP-based standard will permit over-the-air broadcasters to offer Ultra High...more

CJEU rules on Cloud Recorder: Transmission constitutes a communication to the public that requires the right holders consent

by Hogan Lovells on

On 29 November 2017, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) handed down a decision on a video recording service that stores TV programmes online in a cloud (C-265/16 – VCAST). ...more

FCC Adopts ATSC 3.0

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

At its November agenda meeting, the FCC voted 3-2 to adopt a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that allows TV broadcasters to use the next generation broadcast television transmission standard (“ATSC...more

DSM Watch: JURI votes on the Draft Regulation on Online Transmissions and Retransmissions and proposes major reduction in scope

by Hogan Lovells on

Last week, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs’ (JURI) took its long awaited and frequently postponed vote on the draft Regulation COM(2016) 594 relating to online transmissions and retransmissions by...more

FCC Continues Push for Media Modernization – Eliminates Media Ownership Rules

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On November 16, 2017, a divided FCC voted 3-2 in favor of eliminating several long-standing media ownership rules. The move by the FCC represents a major change in policy, and another step in the FCC’s ongoing media...more

FCC Finds the Case for Broadcast Ownership Deregulation Compelling

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

After much public debate, the FCC voted 3-2 today to reconsider and reverse the prior decision of the Wheeler FCC to leave the broadcast ownership rules largely unchanged in the 2010/2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review. As...more

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