Photos of Dutch Playboy Model Spark Major EU Copyright Ruling

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Hollywood rightsholders can now go after EU for-profit websites that link to pirated content. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

EU Court Rules Against Sale of Multimedia Players Set Up to Connect to Pirated Content

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Copyright holders get the victory against a Dutch seller. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Changes In EU's Film Tax Credit Regime May Be Coming

Media Law Prof Blog

Hot topic at the Cannes Film Festival: the possible changes in the EU's film funding rules that would cut funding for non-EU projects, making it more difficult, industry commentators say, to bring together international productions. More here from the Hollywood

Hollywood Docket: MovieTickets.com Sues AMC; Tabloid Journalism's EU Legal Victory; Porn Copyrights

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Eriq Gardner A roundup of the news from the world of entertainment and media law. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business AMC Stephen Fry

Is copyright getting tougher? – Episode 78

Gordon P. Firemark

What is “For Profit”: Dutch Playboy in the EU. Further Policy Proposals in the EU. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.

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Buck Rogers, Darfour Refugees, Thai Math Professors and more – Entertainment Law Update Podcast 73

Gordon P. Firemark

EU Stories. EU attorney says Playboy links shouldn’t be infringing? The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.

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Hoppner, Kretschner, and Xalabardner on the Proposed EU Right for Press Publishers @HausfeldGlobal @ipx_xala

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas Hoppner, Technical University Wildau; Hausfeld RA LLP, Martin Kreschner, University of Glasgow, and Raquel Xalabardner, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, have published CREATe Public Lectures on the Proposed EU Right for Press Publishers at 39 European Intellectual Property Review 601

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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Approved

New Media and Technology Law

The European Commission recently formally adopted the much discussed EU-U.S. Privacy EU privacy Privacy Shield“ Privacy Shield.” ” For a summary of what this may mean for U.S. companies, please see my colleague’s post on our Privacy and Data Security Blog.

Bygrave on Data Protection By Design and By Default: Deciphering the EU's Legislative Requirements

Media Law Prof Blog

Bygrave, University of Oslo, is publishing Data Protection by Design and by Default: Deciphering the EU's Legislative Requirements in volume 4 of the Oslo Law Review (2017). Lee A.

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EU: Google Has "Weeks" To Address Concerns About Search Rankings, Advertising

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Independent: After a lengthy investigation, the European Union Commission in charge of antitrust matters is giving Google "weeks" to address EU concerns about whether the search company giant abuses its position in delivering search results to place those

EU Adopts Net Neutrality

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: The EU is setting new rules that guarantee net neutrality for the 28 member states of the European Union. The European Parliament has voted to support the new regime, which ends roaming charges by Christmas

Cable Mergers In the EU

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: Mark Scott compares the treatment of cable mergers in the US and the EU here

The EU's Copyright Regime

Media Law Prof Blog

Giuseppe Mazziotti, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) has published Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market in the CEPS Task Force Reports (2013).

@FooYunChee: White House “Irritated” as EU antitrust regulators open third front against Google — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

What a shock: The EU’s pursuit of Google, along with probes into other U.S. via @FooYunChee: White House “Irritated” as EU antitrust regulators open third front against Google — Artist Rights Watch.

European Commission Releases Findings on Implementation of Safer Social Networking Principles For EU

Media Law Prof Blog

The European Commission has published findings of a report on the implementation of the Safer Social Networking Principles for the EU. Testers examined the following social media: Arto, Bebo, Facebook, Giovani, Hyves, IRC-Galleria, Myspace, Nasza-Klasa, Netlog, One, Rate, SchuelerVZ (Vznet

Google to EU: Hey idiot! We’ll tell you just how dominant we really are and you’ll like it

Music Technology Policy

The issue in the EU is the same as one of the issues forcefully argued on a bipartisan basis by our own U.S. Adult bullies are in a special class–they were born that way and stayed that way, and they have been practicing how to get away with it for years.

EU Copyright Law and Sound Recordings

Media Law Prof Blog

Agnieszka Vetulani-Cęgiel, Adam Mickiewicz University, is publishing EU Copyright Law, Lobbying and Transparency of Policy-Making: The Cases of Sound Recordings Term Extension Orphan Works in volume 6 of the Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law (2015).

Kuner on EU Data Transfer Regulation Post-Schrems

Media Law Prof Blog

Christopher Kuner, Brussels Privacy Hub, VUB Brussel; Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge; London School of Economics, Law Department; Centre for Information and Innovation Law, University of Copenhagen, has published Reality and Illusion in EU Data Transfer Regulation Post Schrems

European Court of Justice Rules on Copyright Status of Computer Programming Languages and Functionality

New Media and Technology Law

Google asked the parties to submit briefs addressing the EU Court of Justice ruling. The UK High Court referred issues concerning the scope of that directive to the EU Court of Justice for resolution. This ruling by the EU Court of Justice is interpretive only; it is up to the national court to implement it. will be consistent with this latest development in EU intellectual property law. In a jury room in San Francisco, jurors in Oracle, Inc. Google, Inc.

Ramalho @Copytwilight on the Competence of the EU to Create a Neighboring Right (Ancillary Copyright) For Publishers

Media Law Prof Blog

Ana Ramalho, Maastricht University, has published The Competence of the EU to Create a Neighbouring Right for Publishers. This paper examines the competence of the EU to introduce a neighbouring right for publishers (including a neighbouring

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Peukert on An EU Related Right for Press Publishers Concerning Digital Uses

Media Law Prof Blog

Alexander Peukert, Goethe University Frankfurt, Faculty of Law, Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders, has published An EU Related Right for Press Publishers Concerning Digital Uses.

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Hollywood Docket: EU Court Rules Football Matches Are 'Events of Major Importance'

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Eriq Gardner Entertainment law news read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

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The EU and Regulation of P2P

Media Law Prof Blog

João Pedro Quintais, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), has published On Peers and Copyright: Why the EU Should Consider Collective Management of P2P, in volume 14 of Nomos (2012).

The EU, Privacy, Academic Research, and Freedom of Expression

Media Law Prof Blog

David Erdos, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, has published Freedom of Expression Turned on its Head? Academic Social Research and Journalism in the European Union's Privacy Framework. Here is the abstract. This article argues that

Sganga and Scalzini on a New Doctrine For EU Copyright Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Caterina Sganga, Central European University, Department of Legal Studies; CEU Business School, and Silvia Scalzini, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa), have published From Abuse of Right to European Copyright Misuse: A New Doctrine for EU Copyright Law.

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Austin on EU and US Perspectives on Fair Dealing for the Purpose of Parody or Satire

Media Law Prof Blog

Austin, Victoria University of Wellington, is publishing EU and US Perspectives on Fair Dealing for the Purpose of Parody or Satire in volume 39 of the UNSW Law Journal. Graeme W.

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Eu Sou Metzker

The Legal Satyricon

Yet another fatal attack on a blogger. This one, Evany José Metzker. Metzker was known for his in-depth investigations of political corruption in Brazil and also for his blog titled ‘Coruja do Vale’ (The Owl of the Valley). He was found late Monday in the poverty-stricken town of Padre Paraíso located in the northeast state […].

Extraterritorial Enforcement of IP Rights in the EU

Media Law Prof Blog

Marketa Trimble, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Law is publishing Extraterritorial Intellectual Property Enforcement in the European Union in the Southwestern Journal of International Law. Here is the abstract. This paper was prepared for the 2011 ABILA International

Rosati on the Legality of National and EU Intitiatives To Create Neighboring Rights for Publishers

Media Law Prof Blog

Eleanora Rosati, University of Southampton School of Law, is publishing Neighbouring Rights for Publishers: Are National and (Possible) EU Initiatives Lawful?

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Griffiths on Exhaustion and the Alteration of Copyright Works in EU Copyright Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Jonathan Griffiths, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, has published Exhaustion and the Alteration of Copyright Works in EU Copyright Law – (C-419/13) Art & Allposters International BV v Stichting Pictoright at ERA Forum 1 (May 2016).

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O'Donoghue and Pascoe on Net Neutrality in the EU

Media Law Prof Blog

Robert O'Donoghue and Tom Pascoe, both of Brick Court Chambers, have published Net Neutrality in the EU: Unresolved Issues Under the New Regulation. Here is the abstract. This article explores some of the key issues that are likely to arise

Geiger, Bulayenko, and Frosio on The Introduction of a Neighboring Right for the Press Publisher at the EU Level: Unneeded (and Unwanted) Reform @GCFrosio @

Media Law Prof Blog

Frosio, all of the University of Strasbourg, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies, have published The Introduction of a Neighbouring Right for Press Publisher at EU Level: The Unneeded (and Unwanted) Reform at Christophe Geiger, Oleksandr Bulayenko, and Giancarlo F.

Rosati on GS Media and Its Implications For the Construction of the Right of Communication To the Public Within EU Copyright Architecture @eLAWnora

Media Law Prof Blog

Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton School of Law, is publishing GS Media and Its Implications for the Construction of the Right of Communication to the Public within EU Copyright Architecture in the Common Market Law Review.

EU Parliament, Member States Want "Culture Exception" in Upcoming EU/US Trade Talks

Media Law Prof Blog

The EU Parliament has indicated it wants the area of culture exempted from upcoming trade talks with the United States. France, an EU member states, agrees, and is vocal about backing a cultural exception for French films, for example.

Massive EU Antitrust Fine Levied Against Intel

Digital Media Law

Other tech companies facing EU antitrust scrutiny include Google, Cisco, Microsoft and IBM, with the latter two having actually been charged. The European Commission has fined Intel 1.06 billion Euros—about $1.45 billion—for alleged anticompetitive actions against longtime rival AMD and enjoined any future such actions, report Reuters and the NY Times.

Curtin @AdamLawSchool and Leino on Openness, Transparency, and the Right of Access to Documents in the EU

Media Law Prof Blog

Deirdre Curtin, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, and Paivi Leino, University of Helsinki Faculty of Law, have published Openness, Transparency and the Right of Access to Documents in the EU.

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The EU's Fight Against Online Piracy

Media Law Prof Blog

Rita Matulionyte, University of Newcastle (Australia), Law School, is publishing Enforcing Copyright Infringements Online: In Search of Balanced Private International Law Rules in the Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and ECommerce Law (2015). Here is the abstract.

@fooyunchee @auchard: Google faces years of EU oversight on top of record antitrust fine — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

billion) fine EU antitrust regulators have leveled against Google, the internet giant is likely to be shackled for years by Tuesday’s precedent-setting decision defining the company as a monopoly. Beyond a headline-grabbing 2.4 billion euro ($2.7

ISP Liability and Freedom of Expression In the EU Legal Regime

Media Law Prof Blog

Aleksandra Kuczerawy, KU Leuven, Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI), has published Intermediary Liability & Freedom of Expression: Recent Developments in the EU Notice & Action Initiative as ICRI Research Paper 21.

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EU Data Protection Law and Media Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

David Erdos, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law; Trinity Hall, is publishing a revised version of Fundamentally Off Balance: European Union Data Protection Law and Media Expression in International and Comparative Law Quarterly (2015). Here is the abstract. The European