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Singapore – Changes to Media Market Conduct Code to better protect pay-TV consumers

Following a 4-month long public consultation, the Media Development Authority of Singapore ("MDA") has finalised changes to the Media Market Conduct Code ("the Code"). The changes will take effect in April. The...

The fall of freedom of expression or a revolution in the fight for truth:...

Following the 2016 US presidential election campaign, a significant concern has been the effect of false stories - “fake news” - circulated on social media. Allegedly, 115 pro-Trump fake stories were...

Singapore: New guidelines kick in to regulate advertising on digital platforms

Until now, all advertisements published in Singapore had to adhere to the Singapore Code of Advertising Practice, administered by the (ASAS). The Code aimed to promote a high standard of ethics...

Post-GS Media, Wikimedia links to photos of works of art infringe copyright in Swedish...

  Background Wikimedia provided links on its website, offentligkonst.se, enabling users to access pictures of works of art from another website, Wikimedia Commons. The pictures available on Wikimedia Commons had been uploaded by users and made available...

Digital Single Market update: Part 1, Portability

Content portability – UK enforcement The Portability of Online Content Services Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/249) (UK Regulation) was laid before UK Parliament on 28 February 2018, and came into force on 1...

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...

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...

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 &...

NEWSFLASH – Copyright infringement: The Pirate Bay does communicate to the public

The CJEU today handed down its judgment in the case of Ziggo which concerned the well-known peer-to-peer file sharing platform – The Pirate Bay. This is the latest in a series...

Advertising on Social Media – clear enough for you?

  Last month Twitter announced steps to increase transparency for all adverts on Twitter by introducing a new "Transparency Center" to provide visibility into who is advertising on Twitter. As well as...

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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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