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

The CJEU in its decision did not follow the opinion of the Attorney General, who came to the recommendation not to consider the specific use as a communication to the public,...

New decision on German influencer marketing: Courts in Berlin require disclosure as advertisement even...

While the courts in Munich recently took a more liberal approach and indicated that non-sponsored social media posts do not need to be tagged as advertising, the courts in Berlin were...

Do social media accounts pass to heirs?

In 2012, a teenager, who was 15 years old at that time, died in an underground train accident. It was suspected that the teenager had committed suicide and the underground train...

Influencing the UAE – the implications of the new National Media Council’s Regulations

World-class brands have recently been resorting to marketing their goods and services on social media platforms through the pages of “followed” and “trending” bloggers & influencers. It becomes a win-win situation...

German influencer fights back against the German competition watchdog on the rules of influencer...

As previously reported by MediaWrites, the rules on influencer advertising in Germany are strict – something that influencers don’t like much. Recently, the German competition watchdog “Verband Sozialer Wettbewerb” (engl.: “Association for...

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...

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

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 an international level. The BEPS Project, which...

BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court of Australia again exercises ‘website blocking power’

On 19 June 2018, the Federal Court of Australia (Court) handed down its decision in Foxtel Management Pty Ltd v TPG Internet Pty Ltd FCA 933. This is the Court's...

Czech Data Protection Authority issues warning on marketing communications, consent, and databases acquired from...

What is the issue? Under the current Czech legislation, electronic contact details may be used for marketing communications only with users' prior consent (opt-in), or where statutory conditions are met and electronic...

ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Submissions Released

On 3 May 2018, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published 57 submissions to its inquiry into digital platforms. As discussed in our earlier article on the inquiry, the public...

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CAP Responds to GDPR with Amendments to the Advertising CAP Code

Until 25 May 2018, regulation of data protection issues in relation to advertising was governed by Section 10 and Appendix 3 of the CAP...

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