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...

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...

Mechanical engineering: Spotify, mechanical royalties and the metadata gap

Press attention focussed on the disclosure of metrics that would have seemed fantastical when the streaming platform was launched in 2008: 71m paying subscribers, €4bn in revenue in 2017, and an...

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...

Sync Licensing: What to look out for

The benefits of Sync Sync is thriving and, thanks to services like Shazam, increasingly sophisticated. Think of the exposure garnered by the band, Jungle, in licensing their track, Busy Earnin’, for use throughout...

ECJ rules in favour of workers on holiday pay – implications for media sector?

Recent case law developments have led to an increase in the protection afforded to some individuals who work on a self-employed basis. Indeed, only last month the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld...

NEWSFLASH: CMA cracks down on secondary ticketing websites

Following its investigation, the CMA announced it had widespread concerns about the information that customers are provided with on secondary ticketing websites, and believed that a number of websites were in...

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – cryptocurrency, fundraising and the media industry impact

Throughout 2017 Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, have developed as a popular new form of fundraising. The ICO trend in the market place has snowballed throughout 2017 with millions being raised by...

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