Category Archive: Publishing

2017 Prize Promotions Handbook Now Available

For a number of years DLA Piper has been offering clients access to its Prize Promotions handbook and the great news is the 2017 version now covers 35 countries around the world. The interactive Prize Promotions Around the World website assists clients with the management of the early development stages of a prize promotion (such as …

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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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Germany takes steps to tackle fake news

Germany’s Justice Minister has put forward a new draft law calling for social networks to remove slanderous or threatening online postings quickly or face fines of up to 50 million euros ($53.15 million). This announcement comes as no surprise as there have been calls from various quarters for stricter regulation, and some commentators in Germany …

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ITALY – Innovation and Startups – In memory of Enrico Gasperini

(From our post for the Corriere della Sera, in memory of our friend Enrico Gasperini) This blog is mainly about the digital world, innovation and startups. And when it comes to such topics, our mind goes to Enrico Gasperini, the founder of the startups incubator Digital Magics. Enrico passed away few weeks ago. For those who …

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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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ITALY – New “Digital Tax”: towards level playing field regulations?

Some Italian parliament members published a proposal for a new law that may dramatically change the scenario for e-commerce and and digital businesses in Italy. The proposal (called by some commentators as “Digital” or “Web Tax”) is substantially a combination of domestic rules affecting the taxation of the digital economy. In line with the OCSE …

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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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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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UK: Use of image taken from social media breaches UK media privacy rules

By Duncan Calow and Verity Young The UK Independent Press Standards Organisation has upheld a complaint against a newspaper after it published an image taken from social media without consent picturing a man who had been arrested for murder with a woman described as a “friend” but who was “plainly not personally relevant to the …

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