ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Submissions Released

On 3 May 2018, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published 57 submissions to its inquiry into digital platforms. As discussed in our earlier article on the inquiry, the public...

German Federal Supreme Court rules in favour of ad blockers and paid whitelisting

Since the digital revolution, online advertising has become a fundamental part of the revenue stream of most internet-based media services. This is particularly true for traditional "old media" publishers, whose once...

Digital Single Market update: Part 2, geo-blocking

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Digital Single Market update: Part 1, Portability

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UK Government strengthens rules governing the online resale of tickets to live events

The issue Tickets for live events are generally made available for purchase at prices determined by an event organiser. However, these tickets are often bought in bulk and resold at inflated prices...
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What’s Trending in Media and Sport: Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality - or AR - has developed at a rapid rate over the last 5 years. In the video below, Richard and Caroline discuss how businesses can experiment with AR...

Australia bans gambling ads in live daytime sports broadcasts

In May last year, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that he would ban gambling advertising on television during live sporting events taking place before 8.30pm. Mr Turnbull commented at the...

Jesus, jeans and public morality: the right to use religious symbols in advertising

The case concerned a Lithuanian clothing company, Sekmadienis, which ran an advertising campaign featuring images with more than a passing resemblance to Jesus and Mary. The images promoted the company's clothing...

What’s Trending in Media and Sport

Change is constant within the media, entertainment and sport industries, and this process has only been accelerated by the influence of digital technologies. These technological advancements have given rise to new...

A cat’s dinner? UK advertising regulator clears Amazon after Echo Dot mistakenly orders cat...

Complaint Amazon's Echo Dot is a voice-controlled device with personal assistant "Alexa" who can play music, provide information, set your alarm and so on. The TV ad for Echo Dot includes a man...

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