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Review of format rights – a familiar outcome in the "Happy Camper" case

Review of format rights – a familiar outcome in the "Happy Camper" case

By | 24 Jul 2019

Although standard in the television industry, there is still a grey area surrounding the legal protection and enforceability of format rights. In the UK, television programme formats are not afforded a separate legal right.

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Copyright Directive: Articles 18-23 – the "best seller" provisions

Copyright Directive: Articles 18-23 – the "best seller" provisions

By and | 24 Jul 2019

These provisions set out that where authors and performers license or transfer their rights in their copyright work, they should receive appropriate and proportionate remuneration.

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The Digital Single Market – the new, but still limited, copyright Directive for cross-border TV and radio programmes

The Digital Single Market – the new, but still limited, copyright Directive for cross-border TV and radio programmes

By and | 17 Apr 2019

New EU rules intended to facilitate access to online TV and radio content across borders were formally signed in April at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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The Online Harms White Paper – A Good Start, Perhaps…

The Online Harms White Paper – A Good Start, Perhaps…

By and | 12 Apr 2019

On Monday, the Government released its "Online Harms White Paper," a joint proposal from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and the Home Office. While a good start, it is unclear whether the white paper adequately addresses the problem of harmful content on the Internet that it proposes to tackle.

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Geo-unblocking commitments in media licences – premature until Brexit is sorted out?

Geo-unblocking commitments in media licences – premature until Brexit is sorted out?

By and | 21 Mar 2019

The European Commission has accepted commitments offered by The Walt Disney Co, NBC Universal Media LLC, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. and Sky TV to put an end to the practice of "geo-blocking" in order to allow EU consumers outside Britain and Ireland to access films online or via satellite.

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Bundeskartellamt untersagt Facebook die Zusammenführung von Nutzerdaten aus verschiedenen Quellen

Bundeskartellamt untersagt Facebook die Zusammenführung von Nutzerdaten aus verschiedenen Quellen

By | 07 Feb 2019

Das Bundeskartellamt hat Facebook Beschränkungen bei der Verarbeitung von Nutzerdaten auferlegt

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Junior market detractors should AIM criticisms elsewhere

Junior market detractors should AIM criticisms elsewhere

By and | 14 Jan 2019

Fieldfisher responds to article in the Sunday Times regarding the number of AIM-listed company insolvencies in 2018.

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Mobile Ads Support Savvy Studios

Mobile Ads Support Savvy Studios

By | 14 Dec 2018

App Annie published its predictions earlier this month relating to five trends to watch in mobile commerce.

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US Media Law Updates

30 Nov 2018

On 11 October 2018, President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act (the "MMA") into law, which had passed without opposition through the House and the Senate earlier in the year after significant negotiations with various parties in the music industry.

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