Category Archive: Media

New Federal Archives Act (Bundesarchivgesetz) enters into force

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Fabian Jeschke On 16 March 2017 the new Federal Archives Act (BArchG) entered into force. The German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) had adopted the reform in one of its sessions in January 2017. Besides the Freedom of Information Act (Informationsfreiheitsgesetz) the BArchG is a central instrument for access to documents of federal authorities. …

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Ofcom announcement on non-domestic TV channels: changes to access service obligations

By Patrick Mitchell and Ed Chalk Following a consultation, on 2 December Ofcom announced decisions on a number of measures designed to improve access to non-domestic TV channels (i.e. channels licensed by Ofcom for transmission to other EU Member States). As you will know, channels licensed by Ofcom but targeted at European territories other than …

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China: Michael Jordan finally slam dunks his naming rights claim at the Supreme People’s Court

This is a very important decision because it sets a strong judicial precedent for foreign companies seeking to protect their intellectual property rights in China. On 8 December 2016, overturning the lower court decisions against Michael Jordan in a lengthy trademark dispute in China, the Chinese Supreme People’s Court rules that Jordan owns the legal …

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Digital Content Distribution: the EU Commission Inquiry

A few weeks ago the EU Commission published the preliminary report of its inquiry on the e-commerce sector launched in May 2015, in the context of the Digital Single Market Strategy, DSM Strategy. The Inquiry is investigating both online sales of consumer goods and sale / license of digital content, and the latter is the subject …

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Audiovisual Rights on Sports Events: Towards a Disruptive Reform?

The Italian regime for the assignment of audiovisual rights on sports events could dramatically change in the next future. Share this

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Brexit and MSE: Post Brexit Trade Models – Norway (EEA)

By Petter Bjerke As part of our “Brexit and MSE” series, today we look at another possible model of a post -Brexit trading relationship between the UK and the EU based on the agreement between the EU and Norway – one of the territories in the European Economic Area. Share this

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Brexit and MSE: Post Brexit Trade Models – Canada

By Chris Bennett, Stephanie Ovens and Leandra Gupta In the forthcoming days and weeks, we will be publishing regular updates on issues relevant to Brexit. Today we look at one possible model of a post -Brexit trading relationship between the UK and the EU based on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA“) being negotiated …

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EUROPE: ECJ Rules on TV Advertising Practices

By Florence Guthfreund-Roland and Mathilde Hallé The European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) recently ruled on the interpretation of the provisions of the Audiovisual Media Service Directive[1] (the “Directive”) relating to television advertising and commercial sponsorship in the Sanoma case[2]. At stake were the broadcasting practices implemented by Sanoma, a Finnish television broadcaster, which the …

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DTT LCN Update: The Italian Supreme Court restores the second LCN Plan

On February 1, 2016 the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) judgment no. 1836/2016 (“Decision“) overturned the previous decision of the Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato) that had partially invalidated the AGCOM resolution no. 237/13/CONS setting up the second LCN Plan (“New Plan“). Share this

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2016 – Main trends on Cybersecurity!

While many are not yet aware of the full breadth of the cybercrime phenomenon (cybercrime globally generates more revenues and is more profitable than drug trafficking!), there is a general consensus about the fact that certain breaches cannot be avoided. With a proliferation of connected devices operated remotely and a more pervasive use of data, …

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