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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 The Directive is intended to reform and modernise the EU’s outdated …

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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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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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EUROPE: ECJ Rules on TV Advertising Practices

By Florence Guthfreund-Roland and Mathilde Hallé The European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) recently ruled on the interpretation of the provisions of the Audiovisual Media Service Directive[1] (the “Directive”) relating to television advertising and commercial sponsorship in the Sanoma case[2]. At stake were the broadcasting practices implemented by Sanoma, a Finnish television broadcaster, which the …

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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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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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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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Following loss before the Supreme Court, Aereo “astonishes” broadcasters with new legal strategy

By Andrew L. Deutsch, Marc E. Miller and Melissa A. Reinckens Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court (see here), which appeared to doom its over-the-air television Internet streaming business, New York-based Aereo has asserted in federal district court that it is entitled to a compulsory license to carry over-the-air broadcasts …

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Italy: Serie A media rights – End of the story?

As you may well be aware, Lega Nazionale Professionsti Serie A (the Italian top-tier soccer league) football rights have not yet been fully licensed. Whilst we are waiting for the results of the additional tender for the so called Package C and Package E media rights for the seasons 2015 to 2018, there is still …

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