‘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...

Repositioning the goalposts: practical aspects of changes to the Hungarian Sports Act

On 1 January 2017, the new amendments to the Hungarian Sports Act will come into force. Sports stakeholders should be ready for these changes...

English Premier League wins latest round in battle over satellite decoder cards

The state of play In the Murphy pub landlady case, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that EU free movement rules...

Fox succeeds in securing appeal to Supreme Court in “glee” trade mark dispute

  Following a series of rulings dating back to 2011, Fox was held to have infringed Comic Enterprise’s UK-registered trademarks for ‘the glee CLUB’ by...
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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...
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Verdict on the biggest media scandal in Danish history

The case concerned the Danish tabloid magazine, "Se & Hør", who in 2008 hired a system operator at IBM to provide them with information...

Fast cars and soggy bottoms – are format rights worth their weight without the...

What is left once TV stars quit? Earlier this year, the producers of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) - a wildly popular baking show...

eSports betting: the UK Gambling Commission provides some insight and flexes its muscles

Some months ago, we took a look at the rapid rise of the skin betting, the phenomenon by which players of online computer games...
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Brexit & The Media Sector: Part 3

Required to comply but no longer able to influence: Caroline Povah discusses the areas where continuing to trade with the EU might leave limited...
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Brexit & The Media Sector: Part 2

In part two of our Brexit & The Media series Caroline Povah looks at some of the pros and cons of Brexit for the...