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.

 

IRIS Special 2004 - Digital Television Glossary

01/12/2004 Authors: Susanne Nikoltchev (Ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

This Digital Television Glossary was commissioned by the Observatory from the Institute of European Media Law (EMR) with a view to creating this IRIS Special and in preparation of the workshop. Concretely, we asked for a description of the functioning of digital television and – in parallel to...

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IRIS Special 2004 - Political Debate and the Role of the Media - The Fragility of Free Speech

01/12/2004 Authors: Susanne Nikoltchev (Ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

This IRIS Special examines the significant issue of whether the media should be doing what they are able to do when it comes to political debate.

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IRIS Special 2004 - Regulating Access to Digital Television - Technical Bottlenecks, Vertically-integrated Markets and New Forms of Media Concentration

01/12/2004 Authors: Susanne Nikoltchev (Ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

Every single aspect of digital television is affected by the question of access control: the compilation and preparation of content to be transported; the transmission and reception of content (encrypted or not), including the necessary technical devices; content bundling; programme selection...

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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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IRIS Plus 2004-3: Sport as Reflected in European Media Law Part II

01/05/2004 Authors: Alexander Scheuer/Peter Strothmann, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

The main theme of this IRIS plus is the regulatory approach to the questions of exclusivity and the content of sports programmes – matters of prime commercial importance to broadcasting organisations.

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IRIS Plus 2004-2: Sport as Reflected in European Media Law Part I

01/03/2004 Authors: Alexander Scheuer/Peter Strothmann, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

Questions concerning the basic principles, origins, ownership, sale and acquisition of rights to sports events are uppermost in a whole range of related legal issues, which are tackled in this edition of IRIS plus. However, legislative provisions on broadcasting, dissemination and content are...

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IRIS Plus 2004-1: Regulation of Minority-Language Broadcasting

01/02/2004 Authors: Tarlach McGonagle, Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam & Andrei Richter, Moscow Media Law and Policy Centre (MMLPC)

This IRIS plus considers whether - and if so, how – the use of minority languages in broadcasting is protected and promoted. It investigates the examples of Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. This IRIS plus also contains information about the international legal framework which aims to...

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IRIS Special 2003 - Co-Regulation of the Media in Europe

01/12/2003 Authors: Susanne Nikoltchev (Ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

This publication explains co-regulation, offers current examples of its use and discusses possible areas in which it may be applied. It describes the characteristics and legal requirements of co-regulation, as well as the chances and risks associated with it.

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IRIS Plus 2003-5: Horizontal Rating of Audiovisual Content in Europe. An Alternative to Multi-level Classification?

01/10/2003 Authors: Carmen Palzer, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken / Brussels

This article discusses the horizontal rating of audiovisual content in Europe and rounds off our series on various aspects of "horizontal regulation".

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