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TV company liable for host’s defamatory comments

The Italian Supreme Court held that a TV company was liable for the defamatory comments from the host of one of their TV programs because they did not exercise the requested monitoring activity on him. Share this

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European Court upholds UK list of “crown jewel” TV events

On 18 July the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) handed down its judgement in FIFA and UEFA’s on-going struggle around the listing of the World Cup and European Championships as free-to-air events. Earlier this year we reported on the opinion of the Advocate General in the dispute, which recommended that FIFA …

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BT lodges complaint with Ofcom over Sky’s supply of Sky Sports channels, as previous complaint against Sky is dismissed

By Andrew Preston BT has made a complaint to Ofcom alleging that the terms on which BSkyB offers its Sky Sports channels to the YouView platform constitute abuse of a dominant position, contrary to Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. BT indicated that BSkyB has refused to supply Sky …

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The UK signs WIPO’s Beijing Treaty on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances

By Patrick Mitchell and Dylan Kennett Although EU Law has traditionally provided performers with relatively strong rights and protections (for example, the UK protects performers rights already in Part II of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988), the same cannot be said for the entire world.  However, on 12 June the United Kingdom, along with …

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Australia: Government report into Advertising and Promotion of Gambling in Sport now released

After a five month Inquiry into the Advertising and Promotion of Gambling in Sport, the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform has reported early.   The major recommendations contained in the 78 page document are: In relation to sports betting promotion A governmental review of the gambling industry’s self regulation regarding the promotion of gambling products to …

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Australia: Live odds are only part of the problem

Gambling advertising, and in particular live odds during the broadcast of events, has been the subject of much attention and debate in Australia recently.  The Broadcasting Services Amendment (Advertising for Sports Betting) Bill 2013 [No. 2] 2013 is another attempt to address this issue.  The Bill was introduced by Senator Richard Di Natale of the …

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Spice-y dilemma for Australia’s Seven Network

In early April, the New South Wales Supreme Court heard the matter of Seven Network (Operations) Ltd v Melanie Brown [2013] NSWSC 372 involving a contractual dispute between former Spice Girl Mel B (aka Scary Spice) and two of Australia’s rival free to air television networks. Share this

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NO LIVE ODDS DURING SPORTING EVENTS BROADCAST IN AUSTRALIA

After the Prime Minister earlier today (26 May 2013) threatened to legislate to effect a complete ban on the airing of live betting odds during sporting events on television,  the television networks have agreed to implement the Government’s new restrictions. The restrictions outlined by the Prime Minister include: No crosses to gambling representatives either at …

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Federal Court of Justice decided on legality of online video recording platforms

The first senate of the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) decided on the legality of two websites offering online video recording services to customers. According to the judgment, the operator of Internet platforms Shift.tv and Save.tv (the defendant), interferes with the right of retransmission of TV broadcasters RTL and Sat.1 (the plaintiffs) by retransmitting …

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Australian Government report into the advertising and promotion of gambling services in sport delayed

The Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform has agreed to delay the tabling of its report until 28 June 2013 on the advertising and promotion of gambling services in sport to allow another hearing to be organised, at which Tom Waterhouse has been formally requested to provide evidence. At public hearings in Canberra, Melbourne and …

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