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:

  1. the economic and technological backdrop
  2. the international and European regulatory framework
  3. the national implementation of these provisions
  4. self- and co-regulation
  5. case-law
  6. 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).
 

 

IRIS Plus 2007-7: The Impact of EC Law on the Taxation of the European Audiovisual Industry

01/11/2007 Authors: Hasan Bermek, European Audiovisual Observatory

In this IRIS plus Hasan Bermek analyses a wide spectrum of tax issues relevant to the audiovisual sector and demonstrates the various ways in which these issues relate. His article is both a guide to the legal framework and a description of the areas which may still be regarded as requiring...

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IRIS Plus 2007-6: Online Games from the Standpoint of Media and Copyright Law

01/10/2007 Authors: Paul Göttlich, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

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.

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IRIS Plus 2007-5: A Post-Soviet Perspective on Licensing Television and Radio

01/08/2007 Authors: Andrei Richter, Moscow Media Law and Policy Center (MMLPC)

This IRIS plus gives an overview of the different legal frameworks for licensing broadcasting in countries of the former Soviet Union, which all share the experience of a relatively recent launching of licensing systems.

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IRIS Plus 2007-4: Safeguarding Human Dignity in the European Audiovisual Sector

01/06/2007 Authors: Tarlach McGonagle, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

This IRIS plus looks into the legal roots and main elements of human dignity as an important standard for audiovisual media services.

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IRIS Plus 2007-3: Audiovisual Archives and the Inability to Clear Rights in Orphan Works

01/04/2007 Authors: Stef van Gompel, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

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.

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IRIS Plus 2007-2: Broadcasters' Access to Broadcasting Frequencies

01/03/2007 Authors: Nicola Weißenborn, Institute of European Media Law (EMR)

The aim of this article is to show how broadcasters obtain their frequencies and who lays down the standards for this process: how is spectrum organised, divided up and ultimately distributed? Who decides on the allocation of transmission capacities and how? This article will also look at new...

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IRIS Plus 2007-1: Digital Rights Management Systems (DRMs): Recent Developments in Europe

01/02/2007 Authors: Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, European Audiovisual Observatory

This article provides an overview on recent developments concerning DRMs in Europe, with the aim of bringing some clarity to the relevant legal issues.

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IRIS Plus 2006-5: The Position of Broadcasters and Other Media under "Rome II" Proposed Regulation on the Law Applicable to Non-contractual Obligations

01/11/2006 Authors: Mireille van Eechoud, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

This IRIS plus explores in full detail the background, objectives and rules of the envisaged "Rome II" Regulation on non-contractual obligations.

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IRIS Plus 2006-4: Cultural and Regional Remits in Broadcasting

01/08/2006 Authors: Thorsten Ader, Institute for European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

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...

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IRIS Plus 2006-3: Protection of Minors from Harmful Information in the Law of Post-Soviet States

01/06/2006 Authors: Anna Belitskaya, Moscow Media Law and Policy Centre

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.

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