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 Themes - Vol. III - Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists. Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (2021 edition)

30/04/2021 AUTHORS: DIRK VOORHOOF, HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE, GHENT UNIVERSITY AND LEGAL HUMAN ACADEMY AD VAN LOON, CHARLOTTE VIER AND RONAN Ó FATHAIGH

This revised edition contains summaries of over 339 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.

Read More

Post-Brexit rules for the European audiovisual sector

17/02/2021 Author: FRANCISCO JAVIER CABRERA BLÁZQUEZ

From 1 January 2021 the relations between the UK and the European Union are governed by a Trade and Cooperation Agreement, as a result of the deal that was reached in the very last days of 2020. These new rules will affect every economic sector, including the audiovisual.

Read More

IRIS Special 2020-2: Artificial intelligence in the audiovisual sector

20/01/2021 Authors (in alphabetical order): Mira Burri, Sarah Eskens, Kelsey Farish, Giancarlo Frosio, Riccardo Guidotti, Atte Jääskeläinen, Andrea Pin, Justina Raižytė

In the audiovisual industry, as in other sectors, the increasing use of artificial intelligence is likely to herald a paradigm shift, as it can transform the entire value chain. This new report discusses the opportunities and challenges raised by AI in this sector.

Read More

IRIS Extra 2020: Foreign agents in Russian media law

22/12/2020 AUTHOR: ANDREI RICHTER, Comenius University, Bratislava

How does Russian media law deal with media outlets owned by non-Russian players? This latest IRIS Extra report delves into foreign ownership of the media in Russia and the provisions for this in Russian audiovisual legislation.

Read More

IRIS Special 2020-1: Media pluralism and competition issues

27/11/2020 AUTHOR: MAJA CAPPELLO (ED.). EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL OBSERVATORY

This IRIS Special 2020-1 report contributes to the debate on the relationship between safeguarding media pluralism and effective competition in the age of digitisation and globalisation, especially with regard to new diversity-relevant phenomena in the digital platform economy.

Read More

IRIS Plus 2020-2: The European audiovisual industry in the time of COVID-19

22/06/2020 Authors (in alphabetical order) Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, Maja Cappello, Léa Chochon, Gilles Fontaine, Julio Talavera Milla, Sophie Valais

With its comparative analysis of approaches taken in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, this IRIS Plus helps the reader understand the diversity of approaches, interests, and measures taken across the film and audiovisual sector, and the diversity of the bodies taking them.

Read More

IRIS Plus 2020-1: Copyright licensing rules in the EU

30/07/2020 Authors in alphabetical order: Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, Maja Cappello, Gilles Fontaine, Julio Talavera Milla, Sophie Valais

The application of copyright rules attached to audiovisual works and their exploitation along the value chain are becoming increasingly complex. This new and very timely copyright report provides a pathfinder’s thread through European copyright rules.

Read More

Mapping of the regulation and assessment of the nationality of European audiovisual works

19/06/2020

Nationality is key for eligibility both to financing through film funds and for investment and share obligations of public and private AVMS providers. This mapping report aims to provide a complete picture of the legal frameworks and current practices in the EU to define the nationality of AV works.

Read More

IRIS Themes - Vol. III - Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists. Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (2020 edition)

30/04/2020 Authors: Dirk Voorhoof, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University and Legal Human Academy Ad van Loon, Charlotte Vier and Ronan Ó Fathaigh

This revised edition contains summaries of over 300 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.

Read More

IRIS Plus 2019-3: Territoriality and financing of audiovisual works: latest developments

28/01/2020 Authors (in alphabetical order) Francisco Javier Cabrera Blázquez, Maja Cappello, Gilles Fontaine, Julio Talavera Milla, Sophie Valais European Audiovisual Observatory

This publication 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” on the financing of audiovisual works in the digital single market.

Read More

Print versions Print versions

All of our legal publications are available for free download as pdfs from this page.

Some are available as print versions in the Council of Europe online bookshop

Order your print version here  

Our latest legal publications Our latest legal publications

  Keep up to date with our latest FREE legal publications

follow us on social Media follow us on social Media

        

  Watch our videos