Thursday, September 19, 2019

UK Government considers new measures in the fight against illegal streaming

What are illicit IPTV streaming devices? Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) boxes are multimedia devices, such as Kodi boxes, with software installed which allows them to...

Multimedia player sellers and individual streamers beware! Filmspeler broadens scope for...

The Filmspeler judgment specifically addresses the sale of multimedia players with pre-installed add-ons containing hyperlinks to unauthorised content.  The decision means that suppliers of...

Moving towards DVB-T2: The digitisation of broadcasting in the Czech Republic

The 694-790 MHz frequency band (Spectrum) – also referred to as the 700 MHz band – is currently widely used for digital terrestrial broadcasting...

The EU Copyright Directive: Platform liability, the value gap, and unanswered...

As reported here, the European Parliament approved the latest version of the EU Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market ("DSM Directive"). Following...

Phil Sherrell looks at the Digital Single Market and the challenges...

Head of Bird & Bird's international Media, Entertainment and Sport sector, Phil Sherrell, discusses the Digital Single Market and the implications for media and technology companies.

Fast cars and soggy bottoms – are format rights worth their...

What is left once TV stars quit? Earlier this year, the producers of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) - a wildly popular baking show...

Sir Cliff Richard wins landmark privacy battle

On the 18th July 2018, the High Court found that Sir Cliff Richard's privacy rights had been breached when the BBC broadcast a police...

Swedish Supreme Court ruling: does a domain name constitute property?

The Pirate Bay Piracy remains a problem in Sweden - according to a report from The Internet Foundation in Sweden, 75% of Swedish 16-25...

Territorial licensing in Europe called into question by Pay-TV antitrust cases...

Territorial licensing in the audiovisual sector is a long-standing practice which representatives of the commercial television and film industry regard as essential in order...

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