IRIS Special 2008 - Editorial Responsibility

01/08/2008 Authors: Susanne NIKOLTCHEV (Ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

Almost exactly twenty years after the adoption of the “Television without Frontiers” Directive, namely on 19 December 2009, the deadline for transposing the Audiovisual Media Service Directive (AVMSD) will expire. In other words, the national rules that so far served to facilitate cross-border...

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IRIS Special 2007 - Legal Aspects of Video on Demand

17/12/2007 Autoren: Susanne NIKOLTCHEV (Ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

Whenever a “new” audiovisual service becomes established, questions are inevitably asked about what legal norms govern it and whether those norms take sufficient account of all legitimate needs and interests. As far as video-on-demand (VoD) is concerned, it is clear that the “Television without...

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IRIS Plus 2007-5: A Post-Soviet Perspective on Licensing Television and Radio

01/08/2007 Authors: Andrei Richter, Moscow Media Law and Policy Center (MMLPC)

This IRIS plus gives an overview of the different legal frameworks for licensing broadcasting in countries of the former Soviet Union, which all share the experience of a relatively recent launching of licensing systems.

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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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IRIS Plus 2003-1: New European Rules for the Communications Sector

01/02/2003 Authors: Nico van Eijk, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

This article analyses the new EU framework for the communications sector, exploring several of the provisions that are more directly relevant for the audiovisual sector.

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IRIS Special 2002 - Jurisdiction over Broadcasters in Europe - Report on a Round-table Discussion & Selection of Background Materials

01/12/2002 Authors: Susanne Nikoltchev (Ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

What are the remaining difficulties in determining jurisdiction? What disputes were brought before the courts and how have they been solved? What clarifications should be made to European legislation? The workshop aimed to penetrate the many facets of these questions and to fuel the discussion...

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IRIS Plus 2002-5: Co-Regulation of the Media in Europe: The Potential for Practice of an Intangible Idea

01/10/2002 Author: Tarlach McGonagle, Institute for Information Law (IViR) University of Amsterdam

This article picks up the trail begun by the earlier IRIS plus article, "Co-Regulation of the Media in Europe: European Provisions for the Establishment of Co-Regulation Frameworks". Drawing extensively on the discussions held at a workshop on the topic "Co-Regulation of the Media in Europe", the...

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IRIS Plus 2002-3: Co-Regulation of the Media in Europe: European Provisions for the Establishment of Co-regulation Frameworks

01/06/2002 Author: Dr Carmen Palzer, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/ Brussels

This article discusses the role that co-regulation plays in the audiovisual media, focusing on European Union and Council of Europe provisions that need to be implemented through national legislation. The European legal framework for co-regulation is primarily described using the example of the...

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IRIS Plus 2002-1: Media Supervision on the Threshold of the 21st Century What are the Requirements of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Concentration Regulation?

01/02/2002 Authors: Alexander Scheuer & Peter Strothmann, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

The following article is based on the ideas that were brought to a workshop held by the European Audiovisual Observatory and the Institute of European Media Law (EMR).

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