IRIS plus 2004-5: The Legal Protection of Broadcast Signals

01/11/2004 Authors: Lucie Guibault, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam & Roy Melzer, Law firm Gilat, Bareket & Co., Tel-Aviv (Israel)

This IRIS plus contains important information on current legal protection of broadcast signals at international and European levels.

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IRIS Plus 2004-4: The Protection of Cinematographic Heritage in Europe

01/09/2004 Authors: Sabina Gorini, Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam

This edition of IRIS plus looks at how different countries deal with the protection of cinematographic heritage in Europe and what initiatives have been taken in this area at European level.

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IRIS Plus 2004-3: Sport as Reflected in European Media Law Part II

01/05/2004 Authors: Alexander Scheuer/Peter Strothmann, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

The main theme of this IRIS plus is the regulatory approach to the questions of exclusivity and the content of sports programmes – matters of prime commercial importance to broadcasting organisations.

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IRIS Plus 2004-2: Sport as Reflected in European Media Law Part I

01/03/2004 Authors: Alexander Scheuer/Peter Strothmann, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

Questions concerning the basic principles, origins, ownership, sale and acquisition of rights to sports events are uppermost in a whole range of related legal issues, which are tackled in this edition of IRIS plus. However, legislative provisions on broadcasting, dissemination and content are...

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IRIS Plus 2003-2: European Copyright Law and the Audiovisual Media: Are We Moving Towards Cross-Sectoral Regulation?

01/04/2003 Authors: Jan Peter Müßig & Alexander Scheuer, Institute for European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken / Brussels

This article explores the system of European copyright law as it applies to the audiovisual media. It discusses the aims of copyright law and how that law is affected by digitalisation, then goes on to ask whether we can identify a trend towards cross-sectoral regulation. Finally, taking the...

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IRIS Plus 2002-4: In Search of Lost Rightsholders: Clearing Video-on-Demand Rights for European Audiovisual Works

01/09/2002 Author: Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, European Audiovisual Observatory

This article investigates the conflict between copyright protection and new ways of exploiting audiovisual works. The key role that collecting societies might play and the need for corresponding legal provisions are discussed in particular.

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IRIS Plus 2002-2: Movies Online: Balancing Copyrights and Fair Use

01/04/2002 Authors: Susanne Nikoltchev & Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, European Audiovisual Observatory

In 2000, our IRIS Focus featured an article that reported on a first wave of lawsuits related to online offers of audio files (see IRIS 2000-8: 14, "MP3: Fair or Unfair Use?"). This IRIS plus supplements our earlier article by focusing on the new legal questions as well raised as their factual...

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IRIS Plus 2000-5: Who Owns Electronic Rights?

01/10/2000 Authors: Christina Lampe, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam

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...

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IRIS Plus 2000-4: MP3: Fair or Unfair Use?

01/08/2000 Authors: Susanne Nikoltchev & Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, European Audiovisual Observatory

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.

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IRIS Plus 2000-2: The Electronic Rights War

01/04/2000 Authors: Bernt Hugenholtz & Annemique de Kroon, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam

Who Owns the Rights to New Digital Uses of Existing Works of Authorship? Some stock taking reflecting the situation as of April 2000.

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