IRIS Plus 2009-3: An Introduction to Music Rights for Film and Television Production
More often than one might expect, basic issues concerning music rights are unknown territory for producers of music works, film composers and musicians. Reading this IRIS plus is a first step towards understanding the complex legal matter.
IRIS Plus 2009-2: Filtering the Internet for Copyrighted Content in Europe
One issue that has been frequently discussed in the IRIS plus series is the unauthorised supply of copyright protected works via the Internet. The resulting threat of copyright infringements could, at least partly, be prevented through the use of Internet filters, an option that forms the subject...
IRIS Plus 2009-1: The Legal Status of the Producer of Audiovisual Works in the Russian Federation
This IRIS plus describes important rules of Russian copyright law, focusing on the legal status of the producer of audiovisual works.
IRIS Plus 2008-6: Progress in the Must-offer Debate? Exclusivity in Media and Communication
This IRIS plus looks at the various dimensions of exclusivity in media and communication. This IRIS plus considers the current debate on whether the obligation to transmit (must-carry) certain content should be replaced or at least supplemented by an obligation to offer such content (must-offer)....
IRIS Plus 2008-3: User-Generated Content Services and Copyright
This IRIS plus looks at the EU and US American copyright framework concerning UGC and how it has translated into case law. Suspecting that neither the pending revision of the relevant EU e-commerce Directive nor further court decisions might settle the matter entirely, the article also explores...
IRIS Plus 2008-2: Media Windows in Flux Challenges for Audiovisual Media Chronology
This IRIS plus does not deal with economic considerations, but with the legal framework on which an economic strategy, however it is chosen, must be built. The author begins by explaining how rules on media chronology have developed. On this basis, it is easy to see who defines the media windows...
IRIS Plus 2008-1: Transformation of Authors' Rights and Neighbouring Rights in Russia
In this IRIS plus Dmitry Golovanov gives a clear albeit colourful picture of the problems, development and current situation of the institution of Russian copyright law.
IRIS Special 2007 - Legal Aspects of Video on Demand
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...
IRIS Plus 2007-6: Online Games from the Standpoint of Media and Copyright Law
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.
IRIS Plus 2007-3: Audiovisual Archives and the Inability to Clear Rights in Orphan Works
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.