Category Archive: Video

Athletes’ Right of Publicity Claims Directed to Sports Video Games Not Preempted by Copyright Act

Authored By: Frank Ryan and Matt Ganas (with contribution from Michael Varrige) The California federal district court, in Davis v. Electronic Arts Inc., recently issued the latest in a series of decisions involving athletes’ right of publicity (“ROP”) claims aimed at Electronic Arts’ (“EA”) popular sports videogame franchise. The plaintiffs in Davis are retired NFL …

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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. Share this

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UK – Ofcom reintroduces (lower) fees for video-on-demand services

By Patrick Mitchell and Alastair Mackichan The larger operators of UK VOD services (such as broadcasters’ catch up services, and other on-demand TV and movie services) will again be required to pay an annual fee to meet Ofcom’s regulatory costs. Share this

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AVMSD Reform: Focus on Video-Sharing Platforms

As broadly known, the EU Commission on May 25, 2016 published its proposal for a reform of the audio-visual media services Directive no. 2010/13/EU (“Proposal“, available here).  The Proposal is currently under scrutiny: in particular, the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education on April 25, 2017, voted to amend the Proposal.  The subject matter …

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Brexit and MSE: Post Brexit Trade Models – Norway (EEA)

By Petter Bjerke As part of our “Brexit and MSE” series, today we look at another possible model of a post -Brexit trading relationship between the UK and the EU based on the agreement between the EU and Norway – one of the territories in the European Economic Area. Share this

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Brexit and MSE: Post Brexit Trade Models – Canada

By Chris Bennett, Stephanie Ovens and Leandra Gupta In the forthcoming days and weeks, we will be publishing regular updates on issues relevant to Brexit. Today we look at one possible model of a post -Brexit trading relationship between the UK and the EU based on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA“) being negotiated …

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UK: Rated R – age ratings for online music videos

By Katherine Mullally The British Board of Film Classification (“BBFC“), working in partnership with digital service providers including Vevo and Youtube, is giving movie-style age ratings to online music videos produced in the UK.  This is being done with a view to improve consumer awareness of online content and to protect children from viewing inappropriate …

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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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TV Catchup and Section 73 – (Nearly) The End of the Road?

By John Cloke & Jonathan Salt The Court of Appeal in England has recently made a second reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case brought by UK free-to-air broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 against the Internet streaming service TV Catchup (TVC) in relation to the unauthorised streaming …

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