VIDEO: Influencing Media – putting digital to work

Your web browser does not support iframes, which means that the video Influencing Media: Putting digital to work cannot play.      The evening began with cocktails on the 11th floor of Bird &...

The esports revolution: recognising and protecting the workforce

With huge international audiences, wide commercial engagement and astonishing revenue levels, esports is nothing short of a global phenomenon. In fact, competitive video gaming should now be viewed as a profession in...

French government increases video game industry tax credits

Scope of application of the French tax credit scheme Created in 2007, the tax credit scheme for the video game industry applies to companies that are subject to corporate tax and that are...

France is “stepping up its game” with the adoption of new esports regulatory rules

Whilst France officially recognised esports as a national sport in 2016, two recent decrees (adopted on 9 May 2017) constitute a significant milestone in the materialisation of a French esports regulatory framework, particularly in...

How could blockchain technology disrupt the music industry?

What is a blockchain? At its core, a blockchain is a distributed database (meaning a database that is not stored centrally, with duplicate copies on thousands of computers across the world) and which can...

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...

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...

eSports broadcasting – a difficult balance to strike

eSports broadcasting – a difficult balance to strike As the eSports juggernaut continues to gather momentum during 2017, one question that will be on the minds of both rights holders and broadcasters...

Binge-gaming? Subscription services and the gaming industry

A 'Netflix for video games'? At the end of February, Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft's Xbox video gaming division, announced a new gaming subscription service, Xbox Game Pass. For $9.99 / £7.99 per...
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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...

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ECJ rules in favour of workers on holiday pay – implications...

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