The EU Settlement Agreement: the answer to the Free Movement Dilemma?

The EU Settlement Scheme In order to continue living and working in the UK after Brexit, EU nationals and their family members will need to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme (the...

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...

The Apprenticeship Levy – how will it affect the media industry?

The Apprenticeship Levy – how will it affect the media industry? What is the levy? From 6 April 2017, all employers with an annual pay bill over £3 million will be required to...
Music: My other hobby

Consent decree game changer? Music licensing developments in the US…

It all started in 2014 when the DOJ initiated a review of the antitrust consent decrees regulating the activities of the two largest music performance rights organisations (PROs) in the United...

‘Compensation’ versus ‘punishment’ in Polish copyright – a major court ruling ahead

Copyright enforcement laws specify the remedies that rights holders can demand in cases of copyright infringement. These include demands to cease the infringement, to compensate for the loss, and to apologise....
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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...

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...

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...

Newsflash: Singapore Government launches public consultation on proposed changes to copyright regime

The Ministry of Law has launched a public consultation to seek views on proposed changes to Singapore's copyright regime.  As the last major overhaul of the Singapore Copyright Act was in...

Potential rule changes for song licensing in the United States

The Department of Justice ("DOJ") in the United States is currently undertaking a review of the antitrust agreements (consent decrees) regulating ASCAP and BMI, which are the two leading American performance...

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Jess Varnish Employment Tribunal Decision explained

The judgment passed down by the Tribunal on 16 January 2019 has widespread ramifications for athlete funding, and provides some degree of certainty for...

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