Category Archive: Film

Filmspeler – Sale of “fully-loaded” IPTV boxes and “unlawful use”

By Alastair Mackichan, John Cloke and John Wilks In another welcome decision for content owners and broadcasters, the CJEU has dealt a significant blow to the business models of those individuals looking to profit from the sale of pre-configured media players which provide end-users with hyperlinks to copyright-infringing Internet streams. Share this

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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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UK: Brazil added to co-production countries list for purposes of UK film tax relief

The Films Co-Production Agreements (Amendment) Order 2015 (SI 2015/1886) has amended the Films Co-Production Agreeements Order 1985 by adding Brazil to the list of co-production agreements made between various countries and the UK pursuant to which films made under these agreements may be treated as “British” for the purposes of UK film tax relief. This …

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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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HUB FOCUS: Legal issues in film production transactions in Hungary

Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. As part of our “HUB FOCUS” series, we provide an extract, focusing on some of the legal issues arising in Hungarian film production transactions. Share this

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EUROPE – New Consultation on the EU Satellite and Cable Directive!

The European Commission launched yesterday a consultation on the Satellite and Cable Directive with a view to further promote cross border access to broadcasting and related online services. The Satellite and Cable Directive (Directive 93/83/EEC on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission) …

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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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UK: Regulations creating private copying exception quashed by High Court

By Sean Godfrey The High Court has ruled that the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014 (the “Regulations“) which created a copyright exception in the UK for private copying be quashed. This follows Mr Justice Green’s decision in June 2015 that the Government had acted unlawfully in not putting …

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UK: Copyright exception ruled to be out of tune by denying the music industry ‘fair compensation’

By Sean Godfrey and Sam Churney On 19 June 2015 Mr Justice Green handed down a judicial review decision in the High Court in favour of music industry organisations (UK Music 2009 Limited, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and the Musicians’ Union) (the “Claimants“) ruling that the UK Government’s decision to introduce …

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AUSTRALIA: Update: Dallas Buyers Club letter revealed – Is it still speculative invoicing?

By Matthew Evans In the latest update of the Dallas Buyers Club case the proposed letters to be sent to pirates have now been made public. It was previously ordered that Voltage (the company owning the rights to Dallas Buyers Club) was required to submit to the Court a draft of the letters and telephone …

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