EU Media Policy

Brexit: Implications for Data Protection Law

Dan Tench, Partner at Olswang LLP, here reflects on the implications of the recent Brexit vote in the UK on data protection law.  

For months, data protection lawyers have been warning businesses in the UK to make preparations for the pending General Data Protection Regulation (the “Regulation”), due to come into force in May 2018. The Regulation provides for […]

Brexit and the Media: A Fair Fight?

Following the recent referendum on whether or not the United Kingdom should remain part of the European Union, Founding Director of the LSE Media Policy Project, Damian Tambini, reflects on the role of new and traditional media in the Brexit debate.

A predictable ‘blame the media’ theme has surfaced following the Brexit vote. This has taken two forms that seem […]

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    Caution, Loose Cornerstone: The Country of Origin Principle under Pressure

Caution, Loose Cornerstone: The Country of Origin Principle under Pressure

Wolfgang Schulz, Professor of Media Law and Public Law at the University of Hamburg, and Thorsten Grothe, Partner at Grothe Medienberatung, investigate how recent national and EU court rulings and diverging interpretations of the ‘country of origin’ principle may impact on the European Commission’s plans for the Digital Single Market.

“Without the country of origin principle there is no single market.”

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    After the Vote: What will Brexit mean for film and TV businesses operating in the UK?

After the Vote: What will Brexit mean for film and TV businesses operating in the UK?

With the country voting 52% to 48% in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, John Enser, Partner at Olswang, says that we face a period of unprecedented commercial and legal uncertainty. In this blogpost, he examines some of the key potential outcomes of that result for media businesses operating in or from the UK.

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The vote to […]

Brexit and the Future of Data Protection

In the aftermath of last week’s EU referendum, Anya Proops QC explores the implications of Brexit for the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, due to take effect by 25 May 2018.

So a week on from the Brexit referendum and it is clear that that there is no clear, carefully thought out strategy for extricating ourselves from the […]

Why the UK’s creative industries are better off in the EU

The UK’s creative industries, which include film, music, television, video games and publishing, among other sectors, account for some of the most recognisable products exported by the country around the world. But how does EU membership affect these industries and what would the picture look like following a Brexit? Sally Broughton Micova writes that EU membership provides a number […]

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    Citizen journalism and news blogs: why media councils don’t care (yet)

Citizen journalism and news blogs: why media councils don’t care (yet)

How should systems that were originally set up to deal with complaints from members of the public about traditional media respond to the rise in bloggers and citizen journalists? Adeline Hulin, Project Consultant for UNESCO, reflects on the situation across Europe, and argues that existing self-regulatory media councils need to do more to incorporate new forms of journalism.

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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 […]

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    TTIP leaks: telecoms proposals threaten net neutrality & citizens’ rights

TTIP leaks: telecoms proposals threaten net neutrality & citizens’ rights

Policy analyst and LSE visiting fellow Monica Horten of Iptegrity.com reflects on the proposed joint EU-US rules for the telecommunications industry, according to a leak earlier this week by Greenpeace of documents related to the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Proposed joint EU-US rules for the telecommunications industry pose a threat to net neutrality and to citizens’ rights in general. Drafts leaked earlier […]