Category Archive: Theatre

UK: Online secondary ticketing – call for evidence regarding effectiveness of consumer protection measures

By Claire Sng and Katherine Mullally Earlier this year we reported on the new rules relating to sales of tickets via online secondary ticketing platforms (see here for details). The Consumer Rights Act 2015 has since come into force, with the secondary ticketing provisions coming into force on 27 May 2015. As was explained in …

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Global: Lance Armstrong to pay US$10 million to SCA Promotions

On 4 February 2015, an arbitration panel (in a 2-1 decision) ordered Lance Armstrong to pay US$10 million to SCA Promotions (SCA), a sports insurance company, for US$12 million worth of bonuses received for his seven Tour de France wins. In 2005, Armstrong was involved with a prior dispute with SCA whereby he claimed entitlement …

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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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Musicians in the theatre production ‘War Horse’ lose their legal bid

By Chris Elliott and John Cloke Musicians employed by the National Theatre in its production of War Horse at the New London Theatre have been refused their application for an interim injunction, or alternatively specific performance, to require the National Theatre to continue to engage them in the production until the trial of their claim. …

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Italy – Notice and take down, at last!

After a long debate and various consultations, today the Regulation on Online Copyright Protection issued by the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) will come into force! Share this

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UK Budget 2014 – more good news for the creative industries

In yesterday’s Budget, George Osborne confirmed that the European Commission has approved the proposed extension of the UK film tax credit announced in his 2013 Autumn Statement.  The changes are due to take effect from April of this year (further details can be found here). Additionally, details were unveiled about the proposed new theatre tax …

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Autumn Statement: “making [the] successful film tax relief even more generous”

As part of his Autumn Statement, George Osborne has today announced that – subject to State aid approval – with effect from April 2014, the rate of film tax credit will be 25% on the first £20 million of qualifying core expenditure for all qualifying film projects and 20% thereafter (subject always to a maximum …

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