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 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 2002-1: Media Supervision on the Threshold of the 21st Century What are the Requirements of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Concentration Regulation?

01/02/2002 Authors: Alexander Scheuer & Peter Strothmann, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

The following article is based on the ideas that were brought to a workshop held by the European Audiovisual Observatory and the Institute of European Media Law (EMR).

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IRIS Plus 2001-5: Changing Aspects of Broadcasting: New Territory and New Challenges

01/12/2001 Author: Tarlach McGonagle, Institute for Information Law (IViR) University of Amsterdam

This issue of IRIS plus provides another part of the jigsaw on the theme of the convergence of the audiovisual media.

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IRIS Plus 2001-4: Media supervision on the threshold of the 21st century - structure and powers of regulatory authorities in the era of convergence

01/09/2001 Authors: Carmen Palzer & Caroline Hilger, Institute of European Media Law (EMR)

In this edition of IRIS plus, the Observatory addresses current concerns surrounding the adaptation of regulatory mechanisms to the emergence of new media.

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IRIS Plus 2001-3: Does the Existing Regulatory Framework for Television Apply to the New Media?

01/06/2001 Authors: Tarlach Mc Gonagle, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

This edition of IRIS Plus focuses, in particular, on an overview of the definition of "broadcasting" and "new media services" provided for in the current European legal framework.

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IRIS Plus 2001-2: National Film Production Aid: Legislative Characteristics and Trends

01/04/2001 Authors: Susanne Nikoltchev & Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, European Audiovisual Observatory

This edition of IRIS plus offers a synopsis of various legislative provisions concerning direct national support for film production.

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IRIS Plus 2001-1: Non-Discriminatory Access to Digital Access Control Services

01/02/2001 Authors: Natali Helberger, Institute for Information Law (IViR), Alexander Scheuer & Peter Strothmann, Institute of European Media Law (EMR)

This edition of IRIS plus deals with electronic conditional access systems and their function as gateways to digital services.

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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 2000-3: The Financing of Public Service Broadcasting in Selected Central and Eastern European States

01/06/2000 Authors: Kerstin Däther & Alexander Scheuer, Institute of European Media Law (EMR)

As Illustrated by Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovakia for the year 2000.

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