Category Archive: radio

Australia: ACMA’s Broad Powers to Hold Media Accountable Confirmed by High Court

By Judith Miller and Matthew Evans The High Court last week confirmed that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has the power to make administrative findings that a person has committed a criminal offence, for the purpose of determining whether a commercial broadcaster has breached a licence condition. The case stems from the infamous …

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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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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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Italy – New rules on transfer of broadcasters / media services providers and network operators!

Further to a consultation process, this August, the Italian Communications Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni, “Agcom”), published a new regulation for the transfer of broadcasters’ ownership (Regulation no. 368/14/CONS, the “New Regulation“). Share this

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France – Clarification on the regulatory regime applicable to broadcasters using radio-frequencies in case of change of direct or indirect control

By Florence Guthfreund-Roland & Mathilde Hallé On 15 November 2013, French Law n°2013-1028 on the independence of the public audiovisual sector has amended Article 42-3 of Law n°86-1067 of 30 September 1986 on freedom of communications in order to confirm and give legal grounds to the powers of the French media authority (the “Conseil Supérieur …

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Ministry Claim Spotted Raising Original Copyright Issues

By John Wilks and Ruth Hoy A UK High Court claim filed this week by the Ministry of Sound record label against music streaming site Spotify raises some interesting issues around the originality threshold for copyright works. The claim, which was reported in the Guardian, alleges that the Ministry’s track listings (each a compilation of …

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Consultation on digital terrestrial radio broadcasting in Italy

The Italian Communication Authority (AGCOM) has recently launched a public consultation on the digital terrestrial radio broadcasting regulation. Interested operators can submit their observations and proposed amendments by the 26th of July. The changes include a selection procedure for the consortium interested in entering into the digital terrestrial radio broadcasting. In particular, the radio broadcasters …

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New York Federal Court Says No to ReDigi’s Resale of Digital Used Music

Authored by Scott W. Pink In a setback for resellers of digital products, a New York federal court issued a decision on March 30, 2013 holding that ReDigi’s online platform for reselling digital used music violated the copyrights owned by record companies in that music.  In the case of Capitol Records v. ReDiGi, the court …

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Germany: Deutsche Fußball-Liga awards audio exploitation rights for the Bundesliga

For the first time ever, the Deutsche Fußball-Liga (DFL) has awarded audio exploitation rights for the seasons 2013/14 to 2016/2017 of the Bundesliga (first and second division in German football) in a tender process. The Bundesliga rights come with the respective exploitation rights for the so called Super Cup and the leagues’ relegation matches. While …

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