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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 2007-4: Safeguarding Human Dignity in the European Audiovisual Sector
This IRIS plus looks into the legal roots and main elements of human dignity as an important standard for audiovisual media services.
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.
IRIS Plus 2007-1: Digital Rights Management Systems (DRMs): Recent Developments in Europe
This article provides an overview on recent developments concerning DRMs in Europe, with the aim of bringing some clarity to the relevant legal issues.
IRIS Special 2006 - Broadcasters' Obligations to Invest in Cinematographic Production
This IRIS Special describes the various ways in which the television industry supports cinematographic film – whether enshrined in law or on a voluntary basis, whether direct or indirect. It considers broadcasters' investment obligations in different European countries and investigates whether...
IRIS Special 2006 - Audiovisual Media Services without Frontiers - Implementing the Rules
Working from the premise that after a revision of the TVwF Directive the rules of the two leading European instruments on broadcasting will be once more re-aligned, this publication seeks to explore the interplay between the Directive and the Convention. It will focus on monitoring and...
IRIS Plus 2006-5: The Position of Broadcasters and Other Media under "Rome II" Proposed Regulation on the Law Applicable to Non-contractual Obligations
This IRIS plus explores in full detail the background, objectives and rules of the envisaged "Rome II" Regulation on non-contractual obligations.
IRIS Plus 2006-4: Cultural and Regional Remits in Broadcasting
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...
IRIS Plus 2006-3: Protection of Minors from Harmful Information in the Law of Post-Soviet States
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.
IRIS Plus 2006-2: Major Events and Reporting Rights
Starting with a brief explanation of the various links between major events, media and society, this article describes the provisions of European law on the broadcasting of major events.