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IRIS Special 2007 - Legal Aspects of Video on Demand

Authors: Susanne NIKOLTCHEV (Ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

Published: 17/12/2007

Whenever a “new” audiovisual service becomes established, questions are inevitably asked about what legal norms govern it and whether those norms take sufficient account of all legitimate needs and interests. As far as video-on-demand (VoD) is concerned, it is clear that the “Television without Frontiers” Directive (89/552/EEC, last amended by Directive 97/36/EC) does not apply.  More


IRIS Plus 2007-6: Online Games from the Standpoint of Media and Copyright Law

Authors: Paul Göttlich, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

Published: 01/10/2007

It is clear from this edition of IRIS plus that an unambiguous legal framework for online games has yet to be established, so these issues will remain topical. Paul Göttlich's article also usefully documents the rules that definitely can be applied to online games already.  More


IRIS Plus 2007-3: Audiovisual Archives and the Inability to Clear Rights in Orphan Works

Authors: Stef van Gompel, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

Published: 01/04/2007

This article will examine and evaluate solutions which could possibly be introduced at European or national level to overcome the rights clearance issues caused by the orphan works problem.  More


IRIS Plus 2007-1: Digital Rights Management Systems (DRMs): Recent Developments in Europe

Authors: Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, European Audiovisual Observatory

Published: 01/02/2007

This article provides an overview on recent developments concerning DRMs in Europe, with the aim of bringing some clarity to the relevant legal issues.  More


IRIS Plus 2006-5: The Position of Broadcasters and Other Media under "Rome II" Proposed Regulation on the Law Applicable to Non-contractual Obligations

Authors: Mireille van Eechoud, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

Published: 01/11/2006

This IRIS plus explores in full detail the background, objectives and rules of the envisaged "Rome II" Regulation on non-contractual obligations.  More


IRIS Plus 2006-4: Cultural and Regional Remits in Broadcasting

Authors: Thorsten Ader, Institute for European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

Published: 01/08/2006

This edition of IRIS plus explores how broadcasters' remits may be closely bound up with culture and geography. In particular, the following article focuses on legal stipulations about respect for culture and territorial specificities, which have been the subject of transnational or regional agreements.  More


IRIS Plus 2006-3: Protection of Minors from Harmful Information in the Law of Post-Soviet States

Authors: Anna Belitskaya, Moscow Media Law and Policy Centre

Published: 01/06/2006

The angle chosen in this IRIS plus is to inform about the difficulties of establishing standards, procedures and justified limits to the right to information in countries with a more recent tradition of free mass media and the challenges they pose for protecting the youth.  More


IRIS Special 2005 - Tomorrow's Delivery of Audiovisual Services - Legal Questions Raised by Digital Broadcasting and Mobile Reception

Authors: Susanne Nikoltchev (Ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

Published: 01/12/2005

After taking stock of developments on the television market generally, this IRIS Special begins with a description of how digital terrestrial television has developed and the different services that have become possible as a result of digitalisation. It then goes on to look at those aspects of particular importance for digital television such as "must carry" obligations, interoperability, and competition. Finally, it addresses the issues raised by "mobile" TV. This issue of IRIS Special also contains a wealth of information about the basic technical and legal considerations associated with electronic media content services. This should be of interest to anyone who comes into contact with such services, whether in the professional or private sphere.  More


IRIS Plus 2005-4: Digital Rights Management from a Consumer's Perspective

Authors: Natali Helberger, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam

Published: 01/08/2005

This IRIS plus deals with DRM from the consumer's perspective in an effort to enhance people's understanding of this aspect of DRM.  More


IRIS Plus 2005-2: Regulation of Advertising in the Broadcasting Sector in Countries of the Former USSR

Authors: Dmitry Golovanov, Moscow Media Law and Policy Centre

Published: 01/04/2005

This IRIS plus describes the development of radio and TV advertising regulations in the former USSR states and the current situation of advertising law in these countries.  More


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