IRIS Plus 2015-1: The protection of minors in a converged media environment

11/06/2015 Authors: Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, Maja Cappello, Sophie Valais (European Audiovisual Observatory) & Amélie Lépinard (Jurist)

This publication concentrates on the protection of minors from harmful editorial content delivered over electronic communication networks.

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IRIS Bonus 2015-2: Annotated bibliography on the protection of minors in a converged media environment

09/06/2015 Authors: Maja Cappello (ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

This annotated bibliography aims at completing the IRIS plus on “The protection of minors in a converged media environment” with a basic gateway to the most recent reference documentation available for free on the internet.

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IRIS Bonus 2015-1: Comparative tables on the protection of minors in audiovisual media services

08/04/2015 Authors: Sophie Valais, European Audiovisual Observatory

Conceived as a tool for our workshop on “Empowering users: Rating Systems, Protection Tools and Media Literacy across Europe” organised in Strasbourg jointly with the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) in December 2014, these comparative tables aim at giving an overview of the...

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IRIS Plus 2014-4: The Influence of New Technologies on Copyright

04/02/2015 Authors: Lucie Guibault and João Pedro Quintais, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

Technology affects economics and economics affects regulation. This is generally how the chain operates. The rules usually come later, and sometimes they may become outdated.

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Workshop - Empowering users: rating systems, protection tools and media literacy across Europe

15/12/2014 Strasbourg (France)

Workshop organised by the European Audiovisual Observatory and the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities European Youth Centre, Strasbourg - 15 December 2014

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IRIS Plus 2014-3: Enabling Access to the Media for All

02/12/2014 Authors: Cristina Bachmeier, Institute for European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

When it comes to barriers to accessing information and to culture for people with disabilities, the concept becomes immediately multifaceted. Depending on how content as such is conceived, whether it is a library with stairs before an entrance door or an immaterial file requiring the command of...

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IRIS Plus 2014-2: Media in the Courtroom

01/09/2014 Authors: Andrei Richter, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University

The model of separation of powers (legislature, executive and judiciary) in its different declinations forms the basis for the political structure of most democratic states in the world. Not formally one of these powers, the press is nevertheless often called “the Fourth Estate” or “the fourth...

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IRIS Plus 2013-4: What Is an On-demand Service?

01/09/2013 Authors: Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, European Audiovisual Observatory

Few songwriters have captured the presentiment of change as Bob Dylan in his song "The Times They Are A-Changin'". Although written in a very particular period of the twentieth Century, its message is universal and therefore can be applied to virtually any moment in time. Indeed, the fight...

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IRIS Plus 2013-3: Converged Media: Same Content, Different Laws?

01/06/2013 Author: Alexander Scheuer, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

Convergence is no longer a future vision but can be experienced in the here and now. At least, this is true for those among us who possess a smart TV and manage to use its full technical potential. At the same time, media professionals never tire of pointing to the fact (and to supporting...

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IRIS Plus 2013-1: The Digital Switchover

01/02/2013 Authors: Andrei Richter, Faculty of Journalism, Moscow State University

The European Commission's report on the telecommunications market and regulatory development (see also IRIS 2012-9/8) describes, among other things, the current status of the introduction of digital television in the EU member states. According to section 5.3.2 of the report, at the time of...

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