Category Archive: Film

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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Japan – Amendments to METI Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading

By Ann Cheung and Keitaro Uzawa The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) recently revised the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading (Guidelines), which apply to all online business operations in Japan and clarify how the Civil Code, which governs Japanese commercial contracts, and other relevant laws, such as, …

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TV Catchup and Section 73 – (Nearly) The End of the Road?

By John Cloke & Jonathan Salt The Court of Appeal in England has recently made a second reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case brought by UK free-to-air broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 against the Internet streaming service TV Catchup (TVC) in relation to the unauthorised streaming …

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Australia: Dallas Buyers Club LLC obtains customer identities from ISPs in landmark piracy ruling

By Judith Miller and Matthew Evans On Tuesday 7 April 2015, a single Federal Court Judge ordered six internet service providers (ISPs) to hand over the names and identities corresponding to approximately 4,700 unique IP addresses, which have allegedly downloaded and shared the Dallas Buyers Club movie without permission over the peer-to-peer sharing network BitTorrent. Share …

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Italy: Stability Law and Media – Every light has its shadow

Besides the patent box (see Roberto’s post), the Italian “Stability Law 2015” (Legge di Stabilità) introduced a bundle of new provisions concerning the allocation of frequencies and impacting local audiovisual media services. Share this

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HUB FOCUS: Recent film trends in the UAE

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, focussing on recent trends in the film industry in the UAE. Share this

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Spain: Mr. Grey or Mr. Koldo- Profiling Spain’s cinema-goers

By Andrea Batalla and Diego Ramos   March 6, 2015 Update: As promised, here comes a follow-up on the evolution of the race between “Mr. Grey and Mr. Koldo” for the beginning of March. 50 Shades of Grey’s sales remain strong after its premiere in Spain on 14 February 2015. The movie has already generated sales …

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ITALY: Specialization Course on “New Technologies and Media Laws” – Join us!

Join us at the Specialization Course on “New Technologies and Media Laws” at the University of Milan. The registration for the new (and revised) edition of the Specialization Course is now open until 15 February 2015. Share this

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DLA Piper’s Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub launches!

 We are delighted to announce the launch of our Media, Sport and Entertainment Hub – a unique, free global resource that provides our closest clients and friends with an insight into the various legal and industry issues impacting on their business throughout the world.  The Hub currently covers 13 territories, with more soon to follow. …

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