The very REAL threat of FAKE NEWS? EU launches public consultation and expert group

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From Hollywood to HR – what employers can learn from the scandal

In recent weeks, a number of high profile figures in the entertainment industry have been on the receiving end of very serious allegations of sexual harassment. The sheer number of allegations...

VIDEO: Influencing Media – putting digital to work

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Changes to Australia’s media ownership laws: A long overdue recognition of our digital world

What has changed? Prior to passing of the Bill, Australia's media ownership laws, largely crafted in the late 1980's analogue era before digital and pay television, digital radio, and the rise of...

Multimedia player sellers and individual streamers beware! Filmspeler broadens scope for copyright infringement in...

The Filmspeler judgment specifically addresses the sale of multimedia players with pre-installed add-ons containing hyperlinks to unauthorised content.  The decision means that suppliers of such devices will need to adapt their...

UPDATED: Brexit and the Reciprocity Gap

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Will changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules impact the Media/Tech sectors?

The UK economy has recently been boosted by a number of media and technology businesses announcing that they will establish their main international headquarters in the UK. Indeed, Snap Inc, the...

Moving towards DVB-T2: The digitisation of broadcasting in the Czech Republic

The 694-790 MHz frequency band (Spectrum) – also referred to as the 700 MHz band – is currently widely used for digital terrestrial broadcasting but it will be repurposed for mobile...

eSports broadcasting – a difficult balance to strike

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Translation please: The Audiovisual Media Services Directive to European Convention on Transfrontier Television

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