Patrick Mitchell

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Name: Patrick Mitchell
Date registered: 21 December 2012

Latest posts

  1. Can a TV show format acquire copyright protection? — 6 November 2017
  2. Australia: What is and is not a “royalty” for withholding tax purposes? Latest key court decision — 2 February 2015
  3. UK: Two websites, both alike in category… — 5 January 2015
  4. Doing business with Russia? The latest EU (and Norwegian) Sanctions — 17 November 2014
  5. Hot off the press: we’ve just launched the second edition of our IP Rights in Data Handbook — 3 September 2014

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Can a TV show format acquire copyright protection?

By Patrick Mitchell and Will Thorman Many years ago the Courts determined that there was no copyright in the format for the “Opportunity Knocks” game show (see Green v New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation [1989] 2 All ER 1056) and since then several other claims to copyright in TV formats have failed when considered under English …

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Australia: What is and is not a “royalty” for withholding tax purposes? Latest key court decision

By Jock McCormack, James Newnham, Matthew Cridland and Eddie Ahn Introduction The taxpayer, Seven Network Limited, has won a recent decision (22 December 2014) in the Australian Federal Court, Seven Network Limited v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (2014) FCA1411, which is significant to all broadcasters, particularly involving the delivery of live sport and other entertainment. …

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UK: Two websites, both alike in category…

Patrick Mitchell and Alasdair Muller consider two recent Ofcom decisions, both on appeal from the Authority for Television on Demand (“ATVOD”). The decisions provided clearer guidance on the criteria to be considered when assessing whether or not a service qualifies as an On Demand Programme Service (“ODPS”) as defined by section 368A of the Communications Act …

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Doing business with Russia? The latest EU (and Norwegian) Sanctions

We hosted an event in Oslo, Norway on Friday 14 November 2014 which focussed on EU, and Norwegian sanctions adopted against Russia and also considered the Russian countermeasures. In addition to speakers from our firm, we heard from representatives from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry & Fisheries and former Norwegian public …

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Hot off the press: we’ve just launched the second edition of our IP Rights in Data Handbook

This Handbook covers the laws that organisations need to be aware of for the IP protection of data and databases. This is increasingly of relevance with the advent of ‘Big Data’ and more and more organisations scraping, harvesting, using, creating, analysing, exploiting, protecting, and enforcing rights over, data and databases. It covers 20 key jurisdictions …

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Media, Sport & Entertainment Webinars 2014: Television Signal Piracy

Media, Sport & Entertainment Webinars 2014 Television signal piracy Wednesday 23 April 2014 3.00 – 4.00 pm BST We are delighted to invite you to the second of our series of 1 hour webinars. This webinar will focus on Television signal piracy. Signal piracy has been described by many of our clients as their single biggest threat. DLA …

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ATVOD issues new regulatory guidance

By Patrick Mitchell and Bethan Lloyd The co-regulator of video on demand (“VOD”) editorial content, the Authority for TV on Demand (ATVOD), has recently published revised guidance [http://www.atvod.co.uk/uploads/files/Statement_on_New_Scope_Guidance_FINAL.pdf ] on the scope of the regulations concerning VOD services.   The updated guidance draws upon the outcomes of a consultation process and is also intended to reflect …

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Collective Rights Management Directive Adopted by European Parliament

By Alasdair Muller On 20 February 2014, the European Parliament adopted the collective management of copyright and related rights directive (Directive), which aims to make it easier for online providers to stream music in multiple EU countries. It is hoped that this will encourage the development of EU-wide online music services whilst also protecting artists’ …

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UK – Commonwealth Games England Implement their First Mandatory Anti-Doping Education Policy

By Alasdair Muller Following the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport, which highlighted effective education programmes as a fundamental tool in combatting the use of performance enhancing substances, Commonwealth Games England (“CGE“) has entered into a partnership with UK Anti-Doping (“UKAD“) to implement a mandatory anti-doping education policy ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games …

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UK – BBFC issues new Classification Guidelines

By Jonathan Salt On 13 January 2014, the British Board of Film Classification (“BBFC”) published new classification guidelines (the “Guidelines”) for the certification of films which will come into force on 24 February 2014. Share this

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