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.

 

Mapping of national rules for the promotion of European works in Europe

26/02/2019 Authors in alphabetical order: Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, Maja Cappello, Julio Talavera Milla, Sophie Valais

This mapping report contains a description of the initiatives and rules in the 31 EFADs member countries (EU-28, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland) and provides an overview of the “regulatory mix” in each of these countries, with a comparative analysis and a set of national factsheets for each of them.

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IRIS Special 2018-2 Media law enforcement without frontiers

11/01/2019 Author: Maja Cappello (ed.). European Audiovisual Observatory

This report provides an in-depth overview of relevant issues, from the challenges of law enforcement in the online environment to the scope of intervention of competent public bodies concerning cross-border activities and the practices of regulatory authorities.

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IRIS Plus 2018-3 The legal framework for international co-productions

21/12/2018 Authors (in alphabetical order) Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, Maja Cappello, Enric Enrich, Julio Talavera Milla, Sophie Valais

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.

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IRIS Plus 2018-2 Brexit: The impact on the audiovisual sector

21/11/2018 Authors (in alphabetical order) Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, Maja Cappello, Gilles Fontaine, Julio Talavera Milla, Sophie Valais European Audiovisual Observatory

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.

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IRIS Extra 2018-1 The legal framework concerning foreign ownership in Russian media

14/11/2018 Dmitry Golovanov of Moscow University

This article provides an overview of the Russian approach to foreign ownership of the media and explores the evolution of the foreign participation rules in the Russian media market.

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IRIS Special 2018-1 Media reporting: facts, nothing but facts?

05/10/2018 Author: Maja Cappello (ed.). European Audiovisual Observatory

This report provides an overview of how the principles of accuracy, objectivity and fairness in news and current affairs reporting are regulated at European and national level, as well as how they are applied by European media organisations.

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Mapping of licensing systems for audiovisual media services in EU-28

10/09/2018 Strasbourg

This study aims to identify trends, gaps, and loopholes, but also best practices and good examples of what has been put in place by member states with regard to the procedural rules to be followed by audiovisual media services providers wanting to offer their services in a given country.

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IRIS plus 2018-1: The legal framework for video-sharing platforms

05/06/2018 Authors (in alphabetical order) Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, Maja Cappello, Gilles Fontaine, Ismail Rabie, Sophie Valais

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.

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Workshop - The financial ecosystem of European audiovisual production

A workshop organised by the European Audiovisual Observatory on the financial ecosystem of the audiovisual production in Europe, with regard to direct and indirect support measures at European and national levels.

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IRIS Special 2017-2: Journalism and media privilege

23/02/2018 Author: Maja Cappello (ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

The report provides an overview of the most recent rules, case law and policies across Europe with regard to the privileges that are given to journalists when exercising their activities.

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