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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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TV Catchup – CJEU gives little air time to retransmission defence

By Alastair Mackichan The Court of Justice of the European Union has put to bed any doubt as to whether section 73 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act (“CDPA”) is compatible with the EU Copyright Directive. Section 73 provides a defence against copyright infringement for operators of cable platforms in relation to the retransmission …

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Filmspeler – Advocate General applies linking case law to Internet media players

By John Cloke, John Wilks and Alastair Mackichan Hot on the coattails of the CJEU’s ruling in GS Media (see here), the court’s Advocate General has come down hard on the seller of pre-configured media players which give access to pirated content over the Internet, in his advisory opinion in the Filmspeler case delivered last …

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USA: Lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao

Lawsuits have been filed against Manny Pacquiao, his manager (Michael Koncz) and his promoter (Top Rank Inc.), alleging amongst other things, fraud and perjury. The lawsuits seek damages for the alleged concealment of Pacquiao’s shoulder injury during the “Fight of the Century” between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. The class action lawsuit alleges that “the defendants had full knowledge and …

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ITALY – “Digital Authorities” Seminar on 22 May, University of Milan

Follow us on Friday 22 May 2015 at the University of Milan, with the main experts of our Italian “Digital Authorities” – Giuseppe Galasso (Director Communications – AGCM), Benedetta Liberatore (Director Audiovisual Services – AGCOM) and Luigi Montuori (Director Communications and Electronic Networks – Data Protection Authority), together with Marco Cuniberti (UNIMI) and Giangiacomo Olivi (DLA Piper). …

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AUSTRALIA: Courts not siding with ‘Pitchsider’

A British man banned from attending Cricket Australia (CA) matches for allegedly ‘pitchsiding’ at three ‘Big Bash League’ matches held in late December 2014 has indicated that he intends to challenge the legality of the ban. ‘Pitchsiding’ or ‘courtsiding’ is the practice of placing in-play bets at the venues of live sporting matches to exploit …

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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.

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ITALY: LCN- Commissioner’s final plan expected by 20 May 2015

On January 8, 2015 the Consiglio di Stato (Supreme Administrative Court) set the final deadline of May 20 for the Commissioner to issue the new LCN plan.

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Join us – Media & Entertainment Webinars – “Second Screen” – Tuesday 28 October @3:00 PM GMT (4:00 PM CET)

Join us on Tuesday 28 October from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM CET, for a new session of our free Media & Entertainment Webinars. This session will focus on “Second Screen”. Second Screen, Social TV and other enhanced broadcasting applications have become increasingly popular. They are changing the Media & Entertainment market, introducing new measurement …

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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“).

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