This 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:
- the economic and technological backdrop
- the international and European regulatory framework
- the national implementation of these provisions
- self- and co-regulation
- 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 available for free in PDF format (see below).
- Print versions, may be purchased from the Council of Europe online shop at cost price.
IRIS Plus 2018-3: The legal framework for international co-productions
This publication provides an overview of many relevant issues concerning the co-production of films and other audiovisual works in Europe, including market figures, international and national rules, and funds supporting co-production.
IRIS Plus 2018-2: Brexit: The impact on the audiovisual sector
This publication provides information on current key facts and figures on the weight of the UK in the European audiovisual market and on the main features of the legal framework that will cease to apply from 30 March 2019.
IRIS Plus 2018-1: The legal framework for video-sharing platforms
This report attempts to give an overview of the state of current legislation at European and national level. It includes the latest regulatory initiatives, the most recent developments around the case law of courts and other bodies and also outlines the self-regulatory initiatives of the industry.
IRIS Plus 2017-3: Deposit systems for audiovisual works
This publication provides an overview of the regulatory framework concerning deposit systems. Today, deposit systems frequently serve national policy ends by ensuring the preservation of a country’s cultural heritage.
IRIS Plus 2017-2: Commercial communications in the AVMSD revision
This report analyses the ongoing AVMSD reform in relation to commercial communications.
IRIS Plus 2017-1: Exceptions and limitations to copyright
This IRIS Plus aims at providing a general overview of the rationale and the evolution of the exceptions and limitations to copyright in the numerous international treaties and European directives devoted to this topic, and in the consequent ratifications and implementations at national level....
IRIS Plus 2016-3: VOD, platforms and OTT: which promotion obligations for European works?
The present issue of IRIS Plus starts with an outlook of the latest market developments, before exploring the regulatory context, and sets out international and European obligations as well as national frameworks. The report then continues considering self- and co-regulatory tools and case-law,...
IRIS Plus 2016-2: Audiovisual sports rights – between exclusivity and right to information
The increasing relevance of audiovisual sports rights, especially given this summer’s European football championship and Summer Olympics, has prompted us to carry out a comprehensive exploration of the topic.
IRIS Plus 2016-1: On-demand services and the material scope of the AVMSD
Providers of VoD services originate from almost all links of the audiovisual value chain. They come from the traditional worlds of television channels and telecom operators, but also from film producers and distributors, content aggregators, video sharing platforms and even from audiovisual...
IRIS Plus 2015-3: Copyright enforcement online: policies and mechanisms
The ambition of this report is to give a digest of what has happened so far in the field of copyright enforcement online.