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Fieldfisher secures victory for Bauer Media Group in major broadcaster decision

By and | 31 Jan 2017

IP & Media team, has secured a major victory for Bauer Media Group, one of Europe's leading media companies.

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Freedom of Speech v Privacy: a balancing act

Freedom of Speech v Privacy: a balancing act

13 Jul 2016

With the rapid technological advances of the digital age, doubts have been cast over the viability and sustainability of privacy injunctions.

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Netflix plans to crackdown on access to geo-restricted content

Netflix plans to crackdown on access to geo-restricted content

By | 10 Mar 2016

Netflix's announces plans to create roadblocks for users who attempt to use VPN's and proxy pirates to access geo-restricted content.

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The development of the parody  exception to the copyright infringement

The development of the parody exception to the copyright infringement

08 Jan 2015

On 1 October 2014, two new "fair dealing" exceptions were introduced, one of which allows use of a copyright work "for the purposes of caricature, parody or pastiche".

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Private copying exception to copyright subject to application for judicial review

Private copying exception to copyright subject to application for judicial review

By | 08 Jan 2015

On 1 October 2014, legislation came into force to implement new exceptions to copyright infringement.

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Ofcom – Public Service Content in a Connected Society

Ofcom – Public Service Content in a Connected Society

By | 08 Jan 2015

Ofcom's Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) consultation was published on 15 December 2014.

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The future for copyright in Europe

The future for copyright in Europe

By | 08 Jan 2015

Over the last few years the European Commission has undertaken analysis and carried out several consultations on the current copyright rules and the regulation of the audiovisual sector.

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Further creative industry tax credits announced in Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Further creative industry tax credits announced in Chancellor's Autumn Statement

08 Jan 2015

In the Autumn Statement delivered on 3 December 2014, Chancellor George Osborne announced that as part of the Finance Bill 2015 the government will introduce corporation tax relief for the production of children's television programmes with effect from 1 April 2015.

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Revised cultural test for film tax relief

Revised cultural test for film tax relief

08 Jan 2015

On 5 December 2014, the government released in draft The Films (Definition of "British Film") Order 2015. This order will amend the cultural test set out in the Films Act 1985, by which a film must be certified in order to access film tax relief.

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