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ECJ rules in favour of workers on holiday pay – implications for media sector?

Recent case law developments have led to an increase in the protection afforded to some individuals who work on a self-employed basis. Indeed, only last month the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld...

The very REAL threat of FAKE NEWS? EU launches public consultation and expert group

Just how big an issue is Fake News? The presence of Fake News and online misinformation has become "almost overwhelming" according to Frans Timmermans, the European Commission's Vice-President. Indeed, Collins Dictionary awarded the...

Advertising wellness: How far is too far?

Wellness on the rise Wellness – the industry based on the "pursuit of enhancing personal well-being" – has in the last decade emerged as a giant worth over $3.7 trillion globally....

Influencing Media: Timothy Armoo, CEO of Fanbytes

Generation Z For those that are not familiar with this particular demographic, this is the generation that comes after millennials; the digital kids, the children of the internet age, and a market...

Advertising on Social Media – clear enough for you?

  Last month Twitter announced steps to increase transparency for all adverts on Twitter by introducing a new "Transparency Center" to provide visibility into who is advertising on Twitter. As well as...

“Free WiFi for Free People” – Germany restricts the liability of providers of public...

Former legal background in Germany Unlike other European countries, the number of public WiFi hotspots which are freely accessible to the open public is rather low across Germany. This situation exists despite...

Influencing Media: Bella Younger, aka @deliciouslystella

Your web browser does not support iframes, which means that the video Influencing Media: Bella Younger aka "Deliciously Stella" cannot play.      In today's market, any discussion of the way in which brands...

Post-GS Media, Wikimedia links to photos of works of art infringe copyright in Swedish...

  Background Wikimedia provided links on its website, offentligkonst.se, enabling users to access pictures of works of art from another website, Wikimedia Commons. The pictures available on Wikimedia Commons had been uploaded by users and made available...

Influencing Media: Freddie Sayers, CEO of InConversation

Your web browser does not support iframes, which means that the video Influencing Media: Freddie Sayers of InConversation cannot play.      As Freddie pointed out, his media business InConversation is relatively unique in...

Poland: File hosting platform ordered to monitor its resources for pirated films

In this case, the plaintiff – a copyright collecting society acting on behalf of the producers (the copyright holders) of three films (including “Katyń”, directed by the Oscar winning director Andrzej...

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Germany Starts Enforcing Controversial ‘Hate Speech’ Law: initial reactions to the...

Quick to act Since the implementation of NetzDG, certain social networks appear to have been fast and resolute in deleting content reported by users. During the...

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