Media & Entertainment

Updates to AVMS Directive enter into force

As part of its Digital Single Market Strategy and following extensive consultation in 2015, in May 2016 the European Commission adopted new legislative amendments to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (“AVMSD“). The proposals seek to modernise the Directive to reflect … Continue reading

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Audiovisual Media Services: Council approval upgrades the EU framework for a digital age

On 6 November 2018, the Council of the European Union formally adopted a new directive revising the existing Audiovisual Media Services Directive (2010/13/EU) (“AVMSD”). This is the final stage in the lengthy legislative process and the new directive will enter … Continue reading

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Budget 2018: Investing in a rapidly evolving digital landscape

Advances in technology and changing business models are transforming the global economy across all industry sectors. The measures announced by the Chancellor in Monday’s Budget Speech showcase how the UK Government is seeking to embrace innovation and new and emerging … Continue reading

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House of Commons briefing on mobile roaming and Brexit

In July 2017, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper on the impact of Brexit on the recent abolition of mobile roaming charges (the “Briefing Paper“). The European Commission’s 2015 regulation on roaming and net neutrality (the so-called … Continue reading

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Ofcom reports on ISP compliance with the EU net neutrality regulation and the FCC suggest amendments to the 2015 Order in the US

Ofcom has recently published its annual report monitoring internet service providers’ (“ISP“) compliance with the EU Net Neutrality Regulation (the “Regulation“). The Regulation came into effect on 30 April 2016 and imposes a range of obligations on ISPs including the … Continue reading

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First Digital Economy Act Commencement Regulations Published

The first commencement instrument under the Digital Economy Act 2017 (the “Act“) has now been published. The Act anticipates staggered commencement dates with many of the provisions being commenced and the detail provided by secondary legislation. The recent Digital Economy … Continue reading

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New content portability rules published in the EU Official Journal

On 30 June 2017, the new regulation on cross-border content portability was published in the EU Official Journal. Under the Regulation EU citizens will be able to make full use of their paid online content services (across film, sport, television, … Continue reading

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Gambling Commission issues new enforcement strategy

On 5 July 2017 the Gambling Commission issued a new enforcement strategy which will be used to deal with operators who breach gambling regulations. The new strategy came into force on the day it was issued and follows a related … Continue reading

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Gambling Commission issues new regulations for online providers to help consumers track gambling activity

The new enforcement strategy follows new regulations that were introduced by the Gambling Commission last month and aimed at ensuring that online operators offer all consumers in the UK the same tools to monitor their gambling activities. The measures ensure … Continue reading

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IPSO issues guidance on using material taken from social media

On 4 July 2017 the Independent Press Standards Organisation (the “IPSO“) published guidance for editors and journalists seeking advice on how the Editors’ Code of Practice applies to the use of material taken from social media to support or illustrate … Continue reading

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