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 Plus 2018-3: The legal framework for international co-productions
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.
IRIS Plus 2018-2: Brexit: The impact on the audiovisual sector
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.
IRIS Extra 2018-1: The legal framework concerning foreign ownership in Russian media
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.
IRIS Special 2018-1: Media reporting: facts, nothing but facts?
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.
Mapping of licensing systems for audiovisual media services in EU-28
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.
IRIS Plus 2018-1: The legal framework for video-sharing platforms
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.
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.
IRIS Special 2017-2: Journalism and media privilege
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.
IRIS Plus 2017-3: Deposit systems for audiovisual works
This publication provides an overview of the regulatory framework concerning deposit systems. Today, deposit systems frequently serve national policy ends by ensuring the preservation of a country’s cultural heritage.
IRIS Themes - Vol. III - Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists. Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (2017 edition)
This revised edition contains summaries of over 250 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.