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...

Reaction video YouTubers win landmark ‘fair use’ copyright case in the US

Background In 2016 YouTuber Matt Hosseinzadeh ("Hoss") sued Ethan and Hila Klein, creators of YouTube channel H3H3, for copyright infringement and misuse of fair use....

The Royals triumph in French privacy case: a new level of damages awarded

Unlike the UK, France has a codified privacy law (Article 9 of the French Civil code) and criminal sanctions for those who breach individual...

The immediate abolition of Employment Tribunal fees – what does this mean for media...

What does this mean in practice? The regime has been ruled to be unlawful and the immediate consequence is that the current Tribunal fees are...
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E-Books: Digital Exhaustion under the InfoSoc Directive?

Tom Kabinet case explained The case concerns the Tom Kabinet website, a challenger to the publishing industry. Tom Kabinet operates as a marketplace for people...

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

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...

What’s in a name? Supreme Court confirms principle of open justice very much with...

Mr Tariq Khuja, a prominent Oxford businessman, was arrested in 2012 in connection with the Thames Valley Police investigation into child sex grooming and...

No poker face shown by the European Court as decisions relating to gambling in...

"No dice", says the European Court In 2016, the CJEU indicated that it didn't share the opinion of the Hungarian legislator, when it decided that...

The fall of freedom of expression or a revolution in the fight for truth:...

Following the 2016 US presidential election campaign, a significant concern has been the effect of false stories - “fake news” - circulated on social...

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...