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 2022-2: Prominence of European works and of services of general interest
Mapping of national rules applicable to video-sharing platforms: Illegal and harmful content online – 2022 update
This report includes a pan-European comparative analysis, detailed country profiles, as well as the perspective of industry stakeholders. It reflects the state of play as at May 2021 and contains information following an update in September 2022.
Mapping report on the rules applicable to video-sharing platforms: Focus on commercial communications
This report provides a detailed, country-by-country analysis of national audiovisual law and the provisions in place to regulate commercial communications carried by video sharing platforms.
The proposal for a European Media Freedom Act
This note presents the main lines of the EMFA proposal – European legislation currently in preparation.
IRIS Plus 2022-3: User empowerment against disinformation online
This new report examines the various tools to empower today’s media users to be able to deal with disinformation.
IRIS Extra 2022: Sanction law against Russian and Belarusian audiovisual media
This report provides information on legislative measures and case law in Ukraine and elsewhere in Eastern Europe (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Moldova) against audiovisual media from Russia and Belarus.
IRIS Plus 2022-2: Investing in European works: the obligations on VOD providers
This 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. (This is an updated version of the report originally published on 18/05/2022)
IRIS Special 2022-1: New actors and risks in online advertising
This new report provides a detailed examination of the current legal framework regulating online advertising.
Overview tables - Promotion of European works
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.
IRIS Themes - Vol. III - Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists. Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (2022 edition)
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.