Digital Single Market

How will Brexit affect copyright legislation?

The UK’s future relationship with the European Union, and the implications for UK regulation, are full of uncertainty. For example, how much of the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy the UK will maintain is unclear. Here, Professor Alison Harcourt of the University of Exeter looks in detail at the DSM initiative’s copyright package, and the potential impact of the […]

What would be the impact of Brexit on UK media regulation?

Media regulation in the UK has been affected, at least in part, by the requirements of European Union (EU) law. So, which areas are likely to change once the UK formally leaves the EU? Lorna Woods, Professor of Media Law at the University of Essex, addresses some key regulatory areas.

The precise outcome is difficult to predict, of course, […]

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    The proposed new Audiovisual Media Services Directive: Key Features

The proposed new Audiovisual Media Services Directive: Key Features

In this longer read, Lorna Woods, Professor of Media Law at the University of Essex, explains the main changes and key features of the European Commission’s proposal for a new Audiovisual Media Service Directive.

After a draft was leaked last week, the Commission’s proposal to revise the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) is now out. Once again we see the Commission […]

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    How Brexit might affect EU audio-visual media services policy-making

How Brexit might affect EU audio-visual media services policy-making

In this post, Alison Harcourt, Professor at the University of Exeter and Senior Fellow on the ESRC programme UK in a Changing Europe, reviews the current context and future of audio-visual media services legislation in the EU, and examines the impact that Brexit might have on UK stakeholders in this sector.

In light of the replies to the public consultation on […]

Press Regulation in an Era of Convergence

Irini Katsirea, Reader in International Media Law at the University of Sheffield explains the position of the electronic press under the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, and the implications of the New Media Online case for the future of media frameworks.

The regulation of the press in an era of media convergence is a thorny issue, which regulators around the world […]

The AVMS Directive: lacking a long-term political vision?

Ross Biggam, Director General of the Association of Commercial Television in Europe, explains that he is among the few hundred people around the EU, predominantly in Brussels’ EU quarter, who were last week putting the finishing touches to responses to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive consultation. He was drafting a response on behalf of European commercial broadcasters, but here offers […]

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    European Digital Single Market Consultations Tackle Cross-Border Copyrights & Content

European Digital Single Market Consultations Tackle Cross-Border Copyrights & Content

Sally Broughton Micova of the University of East Anglia explains the relevance of the new public consultations recently launched by the European Commission as part of its Digital Single Market initiative. For more information about upcoming consultations see here.

On Friday 25 September, the European Commission launched two consultations that really get to the heart of what was envisioned in […]

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    E-books, MFNs and a European Commission blowing hot and cold

E-books, MFNs and a European Commission blowing hot and cold

A few weeks ago, the European Commission opened an antitrust investigation into the Most Favored Nation clauses (MFNs) included in the agreements that tech giant Amazon concluded with book publishers. Konstantina Bania, Researcher at Fundação Getulio Vargas and the European University Institute, explains the implications of these clauses for competition in content markets and argues that the Commission’s approach is […]

Our top 10 blog posts so far this year

As you prepare to embark on (or return from) summer holidays, why not take a look at our most read blog posts so far this year? Here are some of the Media Policy Project Blog’s highlights from January to June 2015, covering children’s rights and digital safety, the European Audiovisual Media Services Directive and Digital Single Market Strategy, privacy […]

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    Radical proposals in the EC’s consultation on audiovisual media services

Radical proposals in the EC’s consultation on audiovisual media services

Not everyone at the European Commission is consumed by the Greek crisis. Some are even making radical policies to promote the Single Market in the media sector. LSE’s Sally Broughton Micova explains some of proposals in the recently launched consultation on audiovisual media services arguing that civil society should contribute ideas on how to promote independence of media regulators.

On Monday 6 July the […]