NEWSFLASH – Copyright infringement: The Pirate Bay does communicate to the public

The CJEU today handed down its judgment in the case of Ziggo which concerned the well-known peer-to-peer file sharing platform – The Pirate Bay. This is the latest in a series...

Free Speech in the Age of the Echo Chamber: our reporter attends the British...

What actually is 'fake news'? Although the term 'fake news' only entered the public lexicon in October 2016, it has since achieved a level of ubiquity only rivalled by 'Brexit'. Seen by many as...

Will changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules impact the Media/Tech sectors?

The UK economy has recently been boosted by a number of media and technology businesses announcing that they will establish their main international headquarters in the UK. Indeed, Snap Inc, the...
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Video: The UK’s Industrial Strategy green paper – what does this mean for the...

  Following the publication of the Government's Green Paper on Industrial Strategy earlier this year, we've produced this short video focussing on the UK's creative industries and their role within this important...

UPDATED: Ruffled feathers or serious harm? Controversial UK personality sued for libellous tweets

Background The case of Monroe and Hopkins related to the defacement of the Memorial to the Women of WWII in Whitehall during an anti-austerity demonstration on Saturday 9th May 2015. Amongst widespread media...

Airbrushing: reality or freedom of expression? A dilemma under Polish press law

In December 2016, Super Express, a popular Polish tabloid newspaper, published a story in which it accused Mr Marek Kuchciński – politician and current Speaker of the lower house of the...

“Fake news is bad, but the ministry of truth is even worse”: Europe Considers...

Post-Truth is Born in the USA As Donald Trump's new status as leader of the free world starts to take effect, questions continue to circulate regarding the factors that influenced his rise...
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The Future of Print Journalism – our roving reporter attends the latest Media Society...

Gloom in the room Newspaper reach (via digital) is at an all time high, but the revenue making aspect (print) continues to struggle. Metro, City AM and the Evening Standard are held...
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Phil Sherrell looks at the Digital Single Market and the challenges it brings

Head of Bird & Bird's international Media, Entertainment and Sport sector, Phil Sherrell, discusses the Digital Single Market and the implications for media and technology companies.

‘Compensation’ versus ‘punishment’ in Polish copyright – a major court ruling ahead

Copyright enforcement laws specify the remedies that rights holders can demand in cases of copyright infringement. These include demands to cease the infringement, to compensate for the loss, and to apologise....

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Top of the league: How football clubs protect and exploit their...

The 2017/18 Premier League season kicked off on August 11th and the revenues of the league and its football clubs continue to go from strength...

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