Monday, April 22, 2019

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

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,...

Recording proceedings in the lower courts – are televised trials likely...

The Ministry of Justice is currently reviewing the results of a pilot programme, run by various news broadcasters last year, which filmed proceedings in...

Government warns of new regulatory landscape for UK-based broadcasters and video-on-demand...

In fact, even in the event of a deal the UK government notice repeats previous suggestions that audio-visual media services won't be covered by...

Sir Cliff Richard wins landmark privacy battle

On the 18th July 2018, the High Court found that Sir Cliff Richard's privacy rights had been breached when the BBC broadcast a police...

Public Service Broadcaster prominence in a digital world: Outdated or indispensable?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

BREAKING NEWS: Sir Cliff Richard wins landmark privacy battle against the...

The High Court today found that Sir Cliff Richard's privacy rights were infringed in a 'serious' and also somewhat 'sensationalist way' by the BBC's...

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...

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

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...

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...

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