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 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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IRIS Plus 2006-2: Major Events and Reporting Rights

01/04/2006 Authors: Max Schoenthal, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

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.

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IRIS Plus 2006-1: Search Engines: Seek and Ye Shall Find? The Position of Search Engines in Law

01/02/2006 Authors: Nico van Eijk, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

What are search engines really? How, if at all, are they regulated? Why would they come under regulation? How do they compare to other technological means that we use in the process of asking for and receiving information electronically? These are questions tackled by this IRIS plus article,...

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IRIS Plus 2005-5: Application of EC Competition Policy regarding Agreements and State Aid in the Audiovisual Field

01/11/2005 Authors: Laurence Mayer-Robitaille, Associate Expert, UNESCO - Division of Cultural Policies and Intercultural Dialogue, Paris

This IRIS plus links up to the earlier IRIS plus 2003-6 on "European Public Film Support within the WTO Framework" in that both articles examine the double nature of audiovisual goods and services and its impact on supranational regulation.

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IRIS Plus 2005-4: Digital Rights Management from a Consumer's Perspective

01/08/2005 Authors: Natali Helberger, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam

This IRIS plus deals with DRM from the consumer's perspective in an effort to enhance people's understanding of this aspect of DRM.

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IRIS Plus 2005-3: Advertising Law in the Electronic Media

01/06/2005 Authors: Kathrin Berger, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

This edition of IRIS plus deals with EC provisions on advertising, which have evolved into a dense network of regulations.

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IRIS Plus 2005-2: Regulation of Advertising in the Broadcasting Sector in Countries of the Former USSR

01/04/2005 Authors: Dmitry Golovanov, Moscow Media Law and Policy Centre

This IRIS plus describes the development of radio and TV advertising regulations in the former USSR states and the current situation of advertising law in these countries.

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IRIS Plus 2005-1: Access to Information on Government Action, especially from the Media Point of View

01/02/2005 Authors: Thorsten Ader and Max Schoenthal, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

Taking into consideration the citizen's direct and indirect avenues to information, this IRIS plus outlines the right of accessing information as enshrined in international and European law as well as guaranteed on a national level.

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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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