Category Archive: Media

DIRECTIVE ON COPYRIGHT IN THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

By Alastair Mackichan and Chris Barker The revised proposal for the new Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market (the “Directive”) has entered its final round of trilogue negotiations (closed door negotiations between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council). The Directive is intended to reform and modernise the EU’s outdated …

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Gaming Team ranked tier 1 in Legal 500 Germany

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt, Dr. Kai Tumbrägel and Christoph Engelmann DLA Piper’s gaming team is ranked tier 1 by Legal 500 in Germany 2019. Partners Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Dr. Kai Tumbrägel as well as Senior Associate Christoph Engelmann among others are highlighted by name. The just recently published handbook outlines the following in the “Media” section: “The …

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Key dates set for coming into force of the new Audio-visual Media Services Directive

By Alastair Mackichan On 28 November 2018, Directive (EU 2018/1808) (“New Directive“) revising the existing Audiovisual Media Services Directive (2010/13/EU) (“AVMSD“) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. As such the key dates for when the New Directive comes into force and by when member states must transpose it into national legislation …

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Australia – Navigating social media advertising

By Alexandra de Zwart, Valiant Warzecha and Peter Jones Worldwide, there has been increased regulatory scrutiny of social media influencers, including the UK’s ASA guidance (see previous update by John Wilks and Claire Sng) and Competition and Markets Authority investigation, the European Commission’s ‘Behavioural Study on Advertising and Marketing Practices in Social Media’, and the …

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New rules for audiovisual media services approved by European Parliament

By Will Thorman On Tuesday, 2 October 2018, the European Parliament voted to update rules on audiovisual media services, including the introduction of a quota on European content, stricter rules on advertising, and enhanced protection of children. The revised legislation will apply to broadcasters, but also to video-on-demand and video-sharing platforms (including live streaming). Providers …

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Bundesliga clubs confirmed 50+1 rule – but liberalisation plans for Investors are not off the table

For decades investors have been interested in German football. However, on 22 March 2018 the German Football League (“DFL”) voted in favour of generally retaining the 50+1 Rule. This rule, which is unique throughout Europe, was established in 1998 and in short means that investors cannot take over clubs as the clubs shall hold a …

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Global Media Sector Trends 2018

DLA Piper’s new Global Media Sector Trends 2018 report explores how new commercial opportunities are being created by disruption, specifically in relation to the rise of over-the-top (OTT) content, virtual / augmented reality (VR/AR) and the internet-of-things (IOT).

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Follow-us! Audiovisual Finance: the New Italian Cinema Law – DLA Piper Rome, Via dei Due Macelli 66 – 11:00 AM, 6 December 2017

Follow us (Rome, Via dei Due Macelli 66, 6 December 2017, 11:00 AM) for our roundtable on the Decrees implementing the Italian Law no. 220/2016 (“Cinema Law”) and the related investment opportunities concerning audiovisual works (including tax credit, automatic contribution, protection of minors and European works). We will also analyze the financing structures of audiovisual …

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CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA SERVICES: A WIDER PROTECTION FOR EU WORKS

On 2 October 2017, the Italian Council of Ministers approved a new Legislative Decree (“Decree“), aimed at ensuring a wider protection to EU (and Italian) works in the audiovisual media services (“AVMS“) sector. A brief outline of the new provisions is set out below.

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Update on the new AML Act in Germany

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The new German Anti Money Laundering (AML) Act entered into force on 26 June 2017 after it has been published in the Federal Law Gazette. The new AML Act brings three important changes for gambling companies: Extension of the scope from online to offline gambling and from licensed to unlicensed gambling Revised AML measures …

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