This new publication series from 2015 covers a selection of topics that are high on the European regulatory agenda, offering comparative and reliable information on a chosen topical issue in the perspective of the ongoing reforms of the legal framework on European and national level.
For each chosen topic, this new publication looks into:
- the economic and technological backdrop
- the international and European regulatory framework
- the national implementation of these provisions
- self- and co-regulation
- recent trends.
The former version of the IRIS Plus series (until 2014) was a paid-for publication that featured a combination of a lead article, related reporting and a Zoom section, comprising overview tables, market data or practical information.
All published issues are now available online for free (see below):
This issue of IRIS plus provides another part of the jigsaw on the theme of the convergence of the audiovisual media. More
IRIS Plus 2001-4: Media supervision on the threshold of the 21st century - structure and powers of regulatory authorities in the era of convergence
In this edition of IRIS plus, the Observatory addresses current concerns surrounding the adaptation of regulatory mechanisms to the emergence of new media. More
This edition of IRIS Plus focuses, in particular, on an overview of the definition of "broadcasting" and "new media services" provided for in the current European legal framework. More
This edition of IRIS plus offers a synopsis of various legislative provisions concerning direct national support for film production. More
This edition of IRIS plus deals with electronic conditional access systems and their function as gateways to digital services. More
A round table conference was held on 27 May 2000 at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam (IViR) to discuss the issue of the ownership of copyrights, with special focus on the new electronic media. The conference was organised by the Institute for Information Law in co-operation with the European Audiovisual Observatory. More
This article dates from 2000 and explores some of the legal problems arising from the then current uses of MP3 technology by considering case law from various European countries and the United States. The case law is selected and presented according to the chronology of technical developments. More
IRIS Plus 2000-3: The Financing of Public Service Broadcasting in Selected Central and Eastern European States
As Illustrated by Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovakia for the year 2000. More
The following contribution informs on the situation in the field of copyright and related rights in the year 2000. It focuses on the then applicable regulation and ongoing developments concerning WIPO and the EC. More