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CJEU rules that re-posting a photograph without explicit consent may infringe copyright

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

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BREAKING NEWS: Landmark ruling in the first “right to be forgotten” case decided by...

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ECJ rules on GS Media and reshapes case law on hyperlinking

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VIDEO: Influencing Media – putting digital to work

Your web browser does not support iframes, which means that the video Influencing Media: Putting digital to work cannot play.      The evening began with cocktails on the 11th floor of Bird &...
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What’s Trending in Media and Sport: Fake News & Internet Regulation

Fake News and the implications of its online dissemination was a major topic of discussion in 2017. In this video, Tobias discusses some of the key measures that are being taken...

Rebel Wilson’s High Court defamation bid fails, bringing Wilson v Bauer to an end

Back in September 2017, Ms Wilson won her defamation claim against Bauer over several articles published in and on various Australian magazines and websites owned by Bauer, which the Court determined...

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