Tag Archives: Media

Global Media Sector Trends 2018-Seizing new commercial opportunities and tackling emerging threats

By Nick Fitzpatrick, Peter C. White, Prof Dr Stefan Engels, Qiang Li, Giangiacomo Olivi, David R. Pahl, and Jamie Ryder (Repost from DLA Piper Insights re: Global Media Sector Trends 2018 report –March 2018) DLA Piper’s new Global Media Sector Trends 2018 report explores how new commercial opportunities are being created by disruption, specifically in … Continue Reading

Japan – Amendments to the METI Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading

Reposted from Sports, Media and Entertainment Online By Keitaro Uzawa and Ann Cheung The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (“METI“) recently revised the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading (“Guidelines“), which apply to all online business operations in Japan and clarify how the Civil Code, which governs Japanese commercial contracts, and other … Continue Reading

LEGAL ALERT: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO RUSSIAN DATA PROTECTION RULES

Reposted from Data Protection, Privacy and Security Alert By Michael Malloy and Pavel Arievich There has been an important development in Russian Data Protection Law. On July 22, 2014 a new law amending the law on data protection and law on information was signed off by the Russian President and thus was officially adopted. The … Continue Reading

The United States issues its long awaited opinion on the Wire Act 1961

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media Intelligence Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell The Department of Justice has published a landmark legal opinion that could pave the way for internet gambling in the United States. On 20 September 2011, the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel reached its decision on whether … Continue Reading

Peter Frampton is the latest artist to sue for unpaid digital music royalties

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media Intelligence Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell Peter Frampton has filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group (“Universal Music”) in respect of unpaid music royalties. Peter Frampton filed a suit on 23 December 2011 against record label Universal Music for half a million pounds worth of unpaid music royalties and … Continue Reading

Google Books case: Google files motion to dismiss plaintiffs

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell Google has filed a motion to dismiss the Authors Guild and the American Society of Media Photographers as plaintiffs in the Google Books copyright infringement claim. The long running US Google books case emerged out of two separate law suits: one … Continue Reading

UK: High Court rules that Google is not liable in blog defamation case

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell The High Court has ruled that Google did not have “actual knowledge” of defamatory material where complaints were not “sufficiently precise and well substantiated”. On 25 November 2011 the High Court ruled in favour of Google; setting aside an order that … Continue Reading

The Debate for AdWords Ownership in Cyberspace Continues

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Law à la Mode Edition 4 – Winter 2011 By:  Michael K. Barron, Sarah Phillips and Nadea Taylor (Boston and London) “AdWords,” the paid, subscription-based Google referencing service which allows users to advertise their companies alongside Google search results, has recently been the subject of much legal scrutiny.  In late September, the European … Continue Reading

UK signs agreement on intellectual property and growth with Brazil

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell Ofcom has cleared Al Jazeera English channel (“Al Jazeera”) for its broadcast of “The Palestine Papers” after a complaint of unfair treatment by the Chief Negotiator of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (“PLO”). “The Palestine Papers”, a four-part documentary series broadcast on … Continue Reading

ON TREND: EU POLICY MAKING IN BRUSSELS

Reprinted from La A La Mode, DLA Piper’s Fashion, Retail and Design E-zine by Emma Greenow (Brussels) http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=5228836 http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=80653660 With what can seem to be an overwhelming increase in the quantity and complexity of EU regulation facing the fashion industry, understanding and taking action in this area can seem as if you are navigating a tangled … Continue Reading

Ofcom clears Al Jazeera over “Palestine Papers”

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell Ofcom has cleared Al Jazeera English channel (“Al Jazeera”) for its broadcast of “The Palestine Papers” after a complaint of unfair treatment by the Chief Negotiator of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (“PLO”). “The Palestine Papers”, a four-part documentary series broadcast on … Continue Reading

Authorities fight ambush marketing at the Rugby World Cup

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell Authorities in New Zealand are using the Major Events Management Act 2007(MEMA) to combat ambush marketing at this year’s Rugby World Cup (RWC). The RWC has been declared a “Major Event” for the purposes of MEMA (under the Major Events Management … Continue Reading

ASA finds Trainline.com Ltd guilty of using misleading and exaggerated advertising techniques

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell The Advertising Standard Agency (“ASA”) order that an advertisement for thetrainline.com be removed due to its misleading content. The television advertisement for thetrainline.com, which was broadcast on 9 May 2011, featured people carrying placards that stated “Save 43% on average” and “Save … Continue Reading

The BBC is suing Berlusconi for “copying” Strictly Come Dancing

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell BBC Worldwide’s lawyers are suing Berlusconi’s Italian television network claiming that broadcaster Mediaset, which is owned by the Italian Prime Minister’s family,  has copied the show’s format. The BBC is preparing a joint action with Rai, the Italian public broadcaster, against … Continue Reading

Performing artists to benefit from copyright extension to 70 years

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell EU ministers have adopted a Directive extending the term of protection for performers’ copyright from 50 to 70 years. The Directive, adopted at a meeting of the Council of Ministers on 12 September 2011, amends Directive 2006/116/EC on the term of … Continue Reading

Keeping pace with social media in the workplace

By Kate Hodgkiss, Adam Hartley and Vinita Arora The use of social media is now common place the corporate world, but are organisations protecting themselves by ensuring the relevant policies and procedures are in place?  Social media connects millions of people across the world every day and has become an important way for people to communicate. It is … Continue Reading

Authors Guild files lawsuit against a consortium of university libraries for copyright infringement

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell The copyright infringement suit filed in New York alleges “widespread and unauthorized reproduction and distribution of millions of copyright books” by five universities and the HathiTrust through cooperation agreements entered into with Google Inc. The copyright infringement suit filed on 12 … Continue Reading

Judge gives new life to Google digital books talks

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell Manhattan Federal court Judge Denny Chin is still hopeful that Google Inc and authors and publishers groups could reach a settlement after their six-year legal dispute, allowing nine more months for talks. The US Google books case, which emerged out of … Continue Reading

Google pressed to block copyright-infringing websites

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell The UK’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has stated that search engines and ISPs should “make life more difficult” for sites breaching copyright laws. Whilst detailing his vision of a new Communications Act at the Royal Television Society’s … Continue Reading

Australia: Government announces media inquiry

By Nicholas Cole, Special Counsel, DLA Piper Australia On 14th September 2011, the Australian Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy announced an independent inquiry into the Australian media (Media Inquiry). The Media Inquiry significantly expands the scope of the Government’s existing review of the policy and regulatory frameworks that apply to … Continue Reading

Digital Agenda: further action required to safeguard children online

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell The European Commission has issued a report reviewing how Member States are implementing EU Recommendations ensuring that children can enjoy the digital world confidently and safely, finding that measures taken so far have been insufficient overall. On 13 September 2011 the … Continue Reading

New benchmark set for ad compliance rates on websites

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell The Advertising Standards Authority’s Digital Media Survey 2011 has revealed that the advertising on 95% of websites monitored adhered to the Advertising Code. As part of the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”)’s survey, 120 websites were monitored by the ASA Compliance team for … Continue Reading
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