IRIS Plus 2012-6: Protection of Minors and Audiovisual Content On-Demand

01/11/2012 Authors: Alexander Scheuer and Cristina Bachmeier, Institute of European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

On-demand services with audiovisual content are continuing to be more and more popular among users. One of the world's best known platforms is no doubt YouTube, which, according to Matthew Glotzbach, the company's EMEA Managing Director, currently has 800 million users a month who upload 72 hours...

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IRIS Plus 2012-5: Must-carry: Renaissance or Reformation?

01/09/2012 Authors: Nico van Eijk and Bart van der Sloot, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

On 11 July 2012, the Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale per il Lazio, an Italian administrative court in Rome decided on a case involving the Italian public service broadcaster RAI (TAR Lazio Decision n. 6320). It found RAI guilty of having violated its charter by encrypting its free-to-air TV...

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Media and Protection of Minors in France - TV and Cinema

26/06/2012 Authors: Mathias Grenier, European Audiovisual Observatory

This article describes the French regulation on the protection of minors concerning cinematographic and other audiovisual productions.

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The Protection of Children from Harmful Effects of Films in the United States

26/06/2012 Authors: Jonathan Perl, Media Center, New York Law School

This article describes the regulation on the protection of minors concerning cinematographic and other audiovisual productions in the United States.

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IRIS Plus 2012-4: Exclusive Rights and Short Reporting

01/06/2012 Authors: Peter Matzneller, Institute for European Media Law (EMR), Saarbrücken/Brussels

2012 is often called a year of sports as both the Euro 2012 football championships and the Olympic Games will be held. Of course, there will be or have been world championships in other sports, such as the biathlon, ski flying, figure skating, indoor athletics, table tennis, windsurfing,...

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IRIS Plus 2012-3: The Future of State Aid

01/04/2012 Authors: Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, European Audiovisual Observatory

As every year, May 2012 will see an edition of the Cannes Film Festival along with a new Golden Palm winner. Less in the news but more important for the industry will be the Cannes Film Market, which takes place in parallel. It will allow over 10,000 film industry professionals from over 100...

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IRIS Plus 2012-2: The Lifespan for Copyright of Audiovisual Works

01/03/2012 Authors: Christina Angelopoulos, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

Intellectual property rights are one of the tools, if not the tool for rewarding and stimulating creativity. They are attached to many assets which form part of our cultural heritage but which cannot be tagged physically as personal property, as could be, for example, paintings or sculptures....

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IRIS Plus 2012-1: Answers to Internet Piracy

01/01/2012 Authors: Dmitry Golovanov, Moscow Media Law and Policy Centre

Internet piracy is a curse to rightsholders and anyone interested in the viability of the creative industry. The latter includes not only governments and representatives of the au- diovisual sector but also consumers who like to enjoy a rich offer of audiovisual content but who might have to cope...

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Die ungarische Regelung für den Schutz der Minderjährigen vor schädlichen Medieninhalten

01/01/2012 Authors: Réka Sümegh, European Audiovisual Observatory

This article was written in German and is available only in German. It describes the Hungarian regulation on the protection of minors concerning cinematographic and other audiovisual productions.

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IRIS Special 2011: The Regulation of On-demand Audiovisual Services: Chaos or Coherence?

12/12/2011 Author: Susanne NIKOLTCHEV (Ed.), European Audiovisual Observatory

It is common practice that the European Commission sends fact finding letters to ensure that national laws of all member states correctly implement all aspects of EU directives within the given time frame. The letters addressed in March this year to Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark,...

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