Copyright law might not be something that most people are very familiar with, even though it has broad implications for their media use, from trying to figure out which films are available on Netflix compared to Amazon Prime, to whether it’s legal to use and share a particular image or piece of music. A UK government post-implementation review call […]
Last week, the European Parliament voted in favour of the new controversial Copyright Directive which lawmakers say “protects creativity in the digital age” and will “strengthen our creative industries,” but has seen strong opposition from tech companies and internet freedom campaigners. Kris Erickson, Associate Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, argues here that the shift in responsibility […]
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 […]
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.
The vote to […]
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 […]
Based on the report of MEP Julia Reda on the European Union Copyright Directive (Implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society) released in January 2015, the European Parliament voted in favour of a resolution on 9 July 2015, asking the Commission to take concrete steps towards copyright reform […]
Last week, an Italian committee of politicians and experts announced its Declaration of Internet Rights, making Italy the first country to introduce an internet bill of rights. Oreste Pollicino, Professor of Comparative Public Law and Media Law at Bocconi University and Counsel of Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale, and Marco Bassini, PhD Researcher in Constitutional Law at the University of […]
On 9 July, a resolution in a plenary session of the European Parliament recognized the notion of ‘public domain’ for the first time in Europe, on the initiative of MEP Julia Reda. This important step elevates the public domain to the same regulatory space as exclusive rights, considering the rights of users and their default entitlement in the absence […]
Yesterday, the European Commission (EC) announced its Digital Single Market strategy. LSE’s Sally Broughton Micova looks at the implications of the new strategy for European audiovisual content.
There were no real surprises when European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther H.Oettinger stood on the podium together yesterday to launch the EC’s Digital Single Market […]