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...

Esports: Exclusivity in an open ecosystem

The continued growth of esports is seeing rights holders, licensees and fans searching for a new equilibrium between maintaining an open and collaborative esports ecosystem on the one hand; and seeking...

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...
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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...

EU High Level Expert Group release report on “Fake News” – a significant step...

Fake News – why the fuss? Just about everyone has heard the term "Fake News" by now, right? Well, Fake News and disinformation are certainly not new phenomena as these have been...

Swedish Supreme Court ruling: does a domain name constitute property?

The Pirate Bay Piracy remains a problem in Sweden - according to a report from The Internet Foundation in Sweden, 75% of Swedish 16-25 year olds use pirate streaming sites. The trial...
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MediaWrites @ SXSW 2018

In the video below, Phil Sherrell discusses some of the highlights from SXSW 2018, the conference's emphasis on blockchain and how esports is finally entering the mainstream. In particular, he speaks to...

Channel 5’s ‘Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away’ held to have breached privacy rights...

Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away 'Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away' is produced by Brinkworth Films Limited for Channel 5, and was first broadcast as part of the Britain on Benefits...

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...

Singapore jumps on the fake news bandwagon

Singapore is the latest country to jump on the fake news bandwagon. A public consultation has been launched to gather feedback on the principles that should guide Singapore's approach to fake...

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A Sporting Chance? – EU Parliament Votes for New Copyright Protection...

This week saw the European Parliament adopt its position on the proposed EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market – see our...

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