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ECJ rules on GS Media and reshapes case law on hyperlinking

The GS Media case - in the spotlight, again In a rare move, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) went against AG Wathelet's opinion published earlier this year and on 8 September 2016...

Digital Single Market update: Part 1, Portability

Content portability – UK enforcement The Portability of Online Content Services Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/249) (UK Regulation) was laid before UK Parliament on 28 February 2018, and came into force on 1...

News in This Week: European Parliament adopts revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive

The draft revised legislation was approved by a significant majority; 452 votes in favour with 132 against, and 65 abstentions. Headline news Under the existing AVMSD, VOD platforms are only required to ensure...

CAP releases a new guide for social media influencers

CAP and the CMA have teamed up to create a new guide, "An Influencer’s Guide to making clear that ads are ads", which sets out how to ensure influencer marketing conforms...

Taxation of the digital economy: Tax implications for high-tech and media companies

Background to the taxation of digital services As previously reported on MediaWrites (click here), the digital economy has become a concern for tax authorities at an international level. The BEPS Project, which...

ASA rules against Amazon on ‘One-Day Delivery’ promises to Amazon Prime customers

Prime grounds for a complaint? The adverts at issue in the case were website pages that stated: “get unlimited One-Day Delivery with Amazon Prime”, with a link to start a 30-day...

Time for Transparency: Increasing pressure on Instagram “Influencers” to go #nofilter when it comes...

"Flat Tummy Tea" in Hot Water with the ASA In the UK, the Advertising Standards Agency upheld two complaints about unsupported health claims in relation to both an Instagram post endorsing a...

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...

Digital Single Market: EU Commission proposal for a cross-border portability right

On 9 December 2015, the European Commission presented a proposal to allow Europeans to travel with their online content across EU. This proposal is part of the Commission’s Digital Single Market...

Victory for Google confirms US-style “opt-out” class actions are still beyond claimants’ reach

The claim The representative action was brought by campaign group 'Google You Owe Us', led by Richard Lloyd, the former executive director of Which? Magazine. Lloyd was applying to serve proceedings...

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Rebel Wilson’s High Court defamation bid fails, bringing Wilson v Bauer...

Back in September 2017, Ms Wilson won her defamation claim against Bauer over several articles published in and on various Australian magazines and websites...

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