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 2015 - Online activities of public service media: remit and financing

03/09/2015 Authors: Maja Cappello (Ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

When going online, audiovisual media service providers adapt their activities to the expectations of their audiences and, consequently, elaborate new ways of presenting their content. This is true both for commercial and for public service media (PSM). For the latter there are also further...

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IRIS Plus 2015-1: The protection of minors in a converged media environment

11/06/2015 Authors: Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, Maja Cappello, Sophie Valais (European Audiovisual Observatory) & Amélie Lépinard (Jurist)

This publication concentrates on the protection of minors from harmful editorial content delivered over electronic communication networks.

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IRIS Bonus 2015-2: Annotated bibliography on the protection of minors in a converged media environment

09/06/2015 Authors: Maja Cappello (ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

This annotated bibliography aims at completing the IRIS plus on “The protection of minors in a converged media environment” with a basic gateway to the most recent reference documentation available for free on the internet.

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IRIS Extra 2015-1: Regulation of online content in the Russian Federation

09/04/2015 Authors: Andrei Richter (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism) and Anya Richter (University of Pennsylvania, School of Law)

This report analyses the regulation of online content in the Russian Federation.

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IRIS Bonus 2015-1: Comparative tables on the protection of minors in audiovisual media services

08/04/2015 Authors: Sophie Valais, European Audiovisual Observatory

Conceived as a tool for our workshop on “Empowering users: Rating Systems, Protection Tools and Media Literacy across Europe” organised in Strasbourg jointly with the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) in December 2014, these comparative tables aim at giving an overview of the...

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IRIS Plus 2014-4: The Influence of New Technologies on Copyright

04/02/2015 Authors: Lucie Guibault and João Pedro Quintais, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

Technology affects economics and economics affects regulation. This is generally how the chain operates. The rules usually come later, and sometimes they may become outdated.

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Workshop - Empowering users: rating systems, protection tools and media literacy across Europe

15/12/2014 Strasbourg (France)

Workshop organised by the European Audiovisual Observatory and the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities European Youth Centre, Strasbourg - 15 December 2014

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IRIS Special 2014 - New forms of commercial communications in a converged audiovisual sector

02/12/2014 Authors: Maja Cappello (Ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

Going convergent implies several challenges for companies, users, policy makers and regulators, especially when it comes to the multiple facets of commercial communication in the online environment. The steady growth of new on-demand services in a context where most users tend to claim that...

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IRIS Plus 2014-3: Enabling Access to the Media for All

02/12/2014 Authors: Cristina Bachmeier, Institute for European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

When it comes to barriers to accessing information and to culture for people with disabilities, the concept becomes immediately multifaceted. Depending on how content as such is conceived, whether it is a library with stairs before an entrance door or an immaterial file requiring the command of...

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IRIS Plus 2014-2: Media in the Courtroom

01/09/2014 Authors: Andrei Richter, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University

The model of separation of powers (legislature, executive and judiciary) in its different declinations forms the basis for the political structure of most democratic states in the world. Not formally one of these powers, the press is nevertheless often called “the Fourth Estate” or “the fourth...

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