Category Archive: Cinema

Spain: Subsidies for film production under scrutiny

By Gonzalo Santos Following a report from the Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (“ICAA” in its Spanish acronym), Spanish courts are currently investigating whether a series of film production companies have received from the ICAA public grants based on false information. Under the current subsidy scheme, film production companies can request repayment grants …

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ITALY – Pisa Internet Festival – the Future of Copyright

News from the Pisa Internet Festival. Copyright, Data Protection, Internet of Things, ICT and artificial intelligence… are joining together in Pisa this week-end. Share this

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SPAIN: Increased public funding for cinema productions

Author: Gonzalo Santos The Spanish Government has just issued its draft for the National Budget for 2016. According to said draft, the funds for the Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts would increase by 44.7%. A total amount of €60.5 million would be used for giving grants for audiovisual productions, a 65.36% increase compared …

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EUROPE – Towards Privacy by Design Regulations for Drones!

There is an increasing usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”, more widely known as drones) for civil and commercial purposes: from environment monitoring to agriculture, from audiovisual productions to my favorite football team training… Whilst there are no doubts about the potential benefits of the civil use of drones, there is still no certainty about …

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SPAIN: New financial support for cinema

Author: Gonzalo Santos The Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts has recently published the repayment grant scheme for Spanish films released in 2013 (following the broad definition of “Spanish film” set forth in the Spanish Cinema Act, which may include certain European films). Share this

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