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Brexit And Copyright Law
At the end of March the European Commission issued a "Notice to Stakeholders. Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Rules in the Field of Copyright." ....
European Union
2 May 2018
ITV & Others v TVCatchup – Advocate General's Opinion Makes Light Work Of Court Of Appeal's Uncertainty As To The Meaning Of ‘Access To Cable Of Broadcasting Services'
In the previous instalment of this dispute the UK CA referred questions to the CJEU on the meaning of the expression access to cable of broadcasting services used in Article 9 of Directive 2001/29/EC.
22 Sep 2016
Re-Writing The Copyright Rulebook: Analysing The European Commission's Copyright Reform Proposals
More than a year after the Commission announced its Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy, the Commission continues to press ahead in delivering concrete proposals.
20 Sep 2016
The Implications Of Brexit On The Entertainment And Media Industry
While the United Kingdom will not leave the European Union overnight, it is important to consider what the result of the Brexit referendum means to the entertainment and media industry.
27 Jul 2016
Updating The AVMS Directive: Making VoD Services Pay?
Our latest client alert on the European Commission's Digital Single Market strategy sets out some of the key aspects of the most recent proposal from the Commission relating to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive...
European Union
22 Jun 2016
Implementation Of The CRM Directive – What Does It Mean For Music Users?
In 2014, the new Directive concerning the collective management of copyright was introduced. The Directive sought to overhaul the law regulating collecting societies and other rights management organisations in Europe.
21 Mar 2016
Ofcom Publishes New Media Plurality Measurement Framework Advice
What is media plurality? Media plurality is defined by Ofcom as: ..
12 Nov 2015
Update On The European digital single market
In May 2015 the European Commission (EC) announced its strategy for a European ‘digital single market' (DSM) that mirrors the possibilities of the physical single market.
24 Oct 2015
The European Digital Single Market: Where Are We Now?
It has been a busy few months for the European Commission. When the Commission announced its plans for the digital single market (DSM) on 6 May, many commentators and stakeholders felt that it provided more questions than answers.
22 Oct 2015
Public Service Broadcasting In The UK: Ofcom's Third Review
Ofcom published its third review of public service television broadcasting on Wednesday, 2 July. Ofcom is required to review the performance of public service broadcasters periodically. Its last review was published in 2009.
8 Jul 2015
European Commission Releases Digital Single Market Strategy
On May 6th, The European Commission released it’s much anticipated white paper on its "digital single market’ strategy.
European Union
8 May 2015
The European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy: Challenges Ahead For The Media Industries
After being elected as President of the European Commission in June last year, Jean-Claude Juncker made the realisation of a European ‘digital single market’ a top priority.
European Union
8 May 2015
ITV & Others v TVCatchUp: In The Latest Instalment In This Long Running Dispute, The UK Courts Have Again Referred This Case To The CJEU
The three presiding Court of Appeal judges (LJs Kitchin, Underhill and Arden) dismissed TVC’s appeal, rejecting all arguments that section 73 extended to transmission to mobile devices via mobile networks.
1 Apr 2015
Home Or Away: The CJEU Confirms That Foreign Online Infringers Can Be Sued In Your Local Court
Your copyright is being infringed by an online company based outside the UK and you want to take action.
20 Feb 2015
The New Private Copying Exception: The UK Music Industry Wants To Be Paid For It
Three UK music industry organisations, the Musician’s Union, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, and UK Music, have recently launched a legal action seeking leave to apply for judicial review of the UK’s new copyright exception for private copying.
16 Dec 2014
Searching High And Low: The Licensing Of Orphan Works
Subject to a limited number of statutory exceptions, copyright works may be used only with the consent of those who hold the rights in them.
8 Dec 2014
Proposed Changes To Copyright Law Regarding Unpublished Works
If you thought that all works by Lord Byron or William Shakespeare would definitely be out of copyright now, you wouldn’t necessarily be right.
11 Nov 2014
Linking To Content Made Freely Available Does Not Infringe Copyright
In an eagerly awaited ruling handed down on 13 February 2014 the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has decided that the owner of a website may, without the authorisation of the copyright holders, hyperlink to copyright-protected content that is "freely accessible" on another website. This
17 Feb 2014
EU Commission To Investigate Cross-Border Pay-TV Movie Services – A New Murphy’s Law?
The European Commission has commenced antitrust proceedings against several prominent European pay-TV service providers and major U.S. film studios including Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBCUniversal, Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures.
European Union
3 Feb 2014
Is This The Beginning Of The End For TVCatchUp And Section 73 CDPA?
Following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s ("CJEU") judgment on 7 March 2013, in which it confirmed that TVCatchUp’s streaming service, which live streams all of the channels broadcast by ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 ("Broadcasters"), infringed the Broadcasters’ communication to the public right, the case returned to the High Court, which handed down a formal Order 10 October 2013.
15 Oct 2013
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