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...

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...

Public Service Broadcaster prominence in a digital world: Outdated or indispensable?

What is prominence? In short, prominence is the extent to which a platform makes a service or content apparent to consumers. The battle for prominence has traditionally been on television platforms and...

OTT TV in Germany

Germany is one of the largest TV markets in the world – and a rather peculiar one in some respects. Foreign businesses considering whether to enter the German TV market should...

BREAKING NEWS: Copyright Directive delayed by European Parliament

As readers will know from our previous coverage, the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market contains an ambitious package of reforms which stretch into all aspects of the...

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...

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...
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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...

UK Government considers new measures in the fight against illegal streaming

What are illicit IPTV streaming devices? Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) boxes are multimedia devices, such as Kodi boxes, with software installed which allows them to stream a wide range of media from...

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

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