Monday, April 22, 2019

Phil Sherrell looks at the Digital Single Market and the challenges...

Head of Bird & Bird's international Media, Entertainment and Sport sector, Phil Sherrell, discusses the Digital Single Market and the implications for media and technology companies.

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

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

Uber – a ‘fare’ deal?

Impact of 'worker' status In this case, Uber sought to argue that its drivers were independent self-employed contractors who could choose where and when they...

The ins and outs of geoblocking

Geoblocking has become a controversial topic... The European Commission sees unjustified geoblocking as an impediment to the Digital Single Market, whilst there is a...

The legal position and liability of online travel portals

Back in November 2015, the Eastern High Court of Denmark handed down a judgement in relation to a dispute between the Danish Consumer Ombudsman...

App wars: Are social networks killing the news industry?

The print newspaper has declined in popularity since the widespread availability of the internet. Navigating crowded public transport with a broadsheet newspaper was relatively...

Re-thinking e-commerce

A recent Preliminary Report published by the European Commission, follows a 16 month study of nearly 1800 companies.  The inquiry forms part of the...

ECJ rules on GS Media and reshapes case law on hyperlinking

The GS Media case - in the spotlight, again In a rare move, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) went against AG Wathelet's opinion published...

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