The Department for Legal Information analyses key legal issues linked to the audiovisual sector and reports on major legal developments and ground breaking cases which affect media legislation in Europe.

 

Overview tables - Promotion of European works

18/05/2022 AUTHORS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER): AMÉLIE LACOURT, JUSTINE RADEL

This annex to the IRIS Plus 2022-02 provides information, sources and links on the transposition of Articles 13, 16 and 17 of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive in EU, EFTA and the UK.

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IRIS Plus 2022-2: Investing in European works: the obligations on VOD providers

18/05/2022 Authors (in alphabetical order): Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, Maja Cappello, Julio Talavera Milla, Sophie Valais

This new report by the European Audiovisual Observatory describes the rules concerning financial obligations for VoD services in the EU with a close look to the national transposition of the AVMS Directive.

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IRIS Themes - Vol. III - Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists. Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (2022 edition)

03/05/2022 AUTHORS: Dirk Voorhoof, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University and Legal Human Academy Ad van Loon, Charlotte Vier and Ronan Ó Fathaigh

This revised edition contains summaries of over 360 judgements or decisions by the Court and provides hyperlinks to the full text of each of the summarised judgements or decisions. The summaries included in the e-book can be retrieved from our legal database, IRIS Merlin.

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The implementation of EU sanctions against RT and Sputnik

17/03/2022 AUTHOR: FRANCISCO JAVIER CABRERA BLÁZQUEZ

This note explains the European legal background for suspension of the broadcasting of RT and Sputnik in the EU.

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Overview tables of governance safeguards of PSM in Europe

22/02/2022 AUTHORS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER): Erva Akin Kun, Amélie Lacourt, Justine Radel and Julio Talavera

This annex to the IRIS Plus 2022-01 provides overview tables on independence safeguards for governance of public service media in the 41 Observatory member states.

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IRIS Plus 2022-1: Governance and independence of public service media

22/02/2022 AUTHORS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER): Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, Maja Cappello, Julio Talavera Milla, Sophie Valais

This new report looks at the various aspects of governance of public service media and its role in safeguarding the independence of PSM.

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IRIS Special 2021-2: Transparency of media ownership

22/02/2022 AUTHORS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER): Alexandros Antoniou, Amedeo Arena, Mark D. Cole, Christina Etteldorf, Roderick Flynn, Pascal Kamina, Carles Llorens, Roman Lukyanov, Marina Piolino, Jörg Ukrow, Krzysztof Wojciechowski, Lorna Woods, Sebastian Zeitzmann

This publication aims at providing some clarity about how the transparency of media ownership is regulated in Europe.

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IRIS Plus 2021-2: Media regulatory authorities and the challenges of cooperation

08/02/2022 AUTHORS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, Géraldine Denis, Emmanuelle Machet, Beth McNulty

The report examines the current challenges facing National Regulatory Authorities and asks how cooperation between the various NRAs can strengthen their mission.

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Mapping report on national remedies against online piracy of sports content

17/12/2021

This unique comparative legal analysis looks at the scope of protection of audiovisual sports content in the legislative frameworks of the 27 EU member states and the UK.

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