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  1. Legal news
    08 April 2020
    COVID-19 and the Media, Entertainment & Sport Sector: A Step-by-Step Guide
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid19-and-the-media-entertainment-and-sport-sector-a-step-by-step-guide

    Phil Sherrell, Richard McMorris and Esme Strathcole explain how English contract law on force majeure and frustration applies to the COVID-19 pandemic in the media, entertainment and sports sector.

  2. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    Cross-border: Esports - A new market for travel businesses after COVID-19?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/esports-a-new-market-for-travel-businesses-after-covid-19

    The travel industry has been hit particularly hard by the effects of COVID-19, with travel companies worldwide working incredibly hard to navigate the crisis for the foreseeable future.

  3. Legal news
    08 October 2020
    Assessment of the Code of Practice on Disinformation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/assessment-of-the-code-of-practice-on-disinformation

    On the 10th September 2020, the EU Commission published its assessment on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation has been implemented.

  4. Legal news
    18 May 2020
    Broadcasting & OTT Part 2: Demographic Change, Micropayments and Piracy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/broadcasting-and-ott-part-2-demographic-change-micropayments-and-piracy

    We hope you enjoy our second podcast below, which focuses on what seismic demographic change might mean for the content industry: demographic change, micropayments and piracy for broadcasters.

  5. Legal news
    04 December 2020
    Disinformation and COVID-19: EU Commission publishes second set of reports on actions taken by online platforms and advertisers to tackle coronavirus disinformation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/disinformation-and-covid-19-eu-commission-publishes-second-set-of-reports-on-actions-taken

    MediaWrites explores the second set of reports published by the European Commission, which set out the steps taken by online platforms and advertisers to tackle COVID-19 disinformation amidst rising concerns about the ...

  6. Legal news
    10 August 2020
    The EU Copyright Directive: European Commission publishes consultation on Article 17
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-eu-copyright-directive-european-commission-publishes-consultation-on-article-17

    On 27 July 2020, the Commission published a targeted consultation on co-operation between online platforms and rightsholders in implementing Article 17 of the Copyright Directive. This is an important step as Member ...

  7. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Could your organisation benefit from creating a Trust Framework?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/could-your-organisation-benefit-from-creating-a-trust-framework

    Data mining is a major tool for media and entertainment companies, enabling them to drive digital transformation, exploiting more fully not only data which was already available, but also new sources of data from both ...

  8. Legal news
    14 December 2020
    Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney: What next in the war of the WAGs?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/rebekah-vardy-v-coleen-rooney

    Following the recent ruling in the first stage of Rebekah Vardy’s libel claim before the English High Court, a preliminary hearing on ‘meaning’, Bryony Gold looks past the sensationalist headlines and explores the ...

  9. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Supreme Court defamation decision rules on public interest and judicial bias
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/supreme-court-defamation-decision-rules-on-public-interest-and-judicial-bias

    This article reports on a recent UK Supreme Court decision with important commentary on the public interest defence's applicability to journalists, and a rare finding of judicial bias against a litigant in person.

  10. Legal news
    14 December 2020
    Newsflash: Update on Epic Games’ dispute with Apple
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/newsflash-update-on-epic-games-dispute-with-apple

    Conor Hume provides an update on the dispute (previously reported for MediaWrites) between Epic Games, publishers of the game Fortnite, and Apple and Google, as a result of Fortnite being taken down from both the Apple ...