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.
Workshop - The grey areas between media regulation and data protection
As part of their long-lasting collaboration, the European Audiovisual Observatory (OBS) and the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) jointly organised in Strasbourg on 11 December 2015 a workshop on “The grey areas between media regulation and data protection”....
IRIS Bonus 2015-3: Public service media remit in 40 European countries
The following tables provide an overview of the definition of the public service remit in the 40 countries that are members to the Observatory, and indicate the adopting bodies, the concerned broadcasters, the legal sources defining the remit, with mention of the specific articles, and the links...
IRIS Special 2015-1: Online activities of public service media: remit and financing
This report tackles issues such as the definition of a public service media, current funding models for broadcasting or indeed the pertinence and practicability of a public value test for New Media services of public service media.
IRIS Plus 2015-2: Territoriality and its impact on the financing of audiovisual works
This report aims to interpret the results of previous research in the light of the concept of territoriality. It focuses in parallel on copyright and media regulation, in order to take a closer look at the impact of the two leading concepts of “territoriality of copyright” and “country of origin”...
IRIS Special 2015 - Online activities of public service media: remit and financing
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...
IRIS Plus 2015-1: The protection of minors in a converged media environment
This publication concentrates on the protection of minors from harmful editorial content delivered over electronic communication networks.
IRIS Bonus 2015-2: Annotated bibliography on the protection of minors in a converged media environment
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.
IRIS Extra 2015-1: Regulation of online content in the Russian Federation
This report analyses the regulation of online content in the Russian Federation.
IRIS Bonus 2015-1: Comparative tables on the protection of minors in audiovisual media services
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...
IRIS Plus 2014-4: The Influence of New Technologies on Copyright
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.