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  1. Legal news
    15 April 2021
    Update on Online Harms: Legislative Reforms in Australia and the UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/update-on-online-harms-legislative-reforms-in-australia-and-the-uk

    The regulation of online disinformation and harmful content is the subject of global attention. Australia is progressing world-first reforms in this area along with the United Kingdom (UK). In a key milestone, the ...

  2. Legal news
    19 November 2020
    UK: The show must go on – hope for the Festival Season 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-show-must-go-on-hope-for-the-festival-season-2021

    If you are wondering whether you’ll be able to sport your wellies for next year’s festival season, you’ll be pleased to hear that the government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (“DCMS”) Committee announced last week ...

  3. Legal news
    05 February 2020
    Should subscriptions to online versions of newspapers, journals and periodicals be charged at 0% VAT? The Upper Tribunal in the case of News Corp says ‘yes’.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/should-subscriptions-to-online-versions-of-newspapers

    On 24 December 2019 the Tax Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in the case of News Corp UK & Ireland Ltd v HMRC found that subscriptions to online versions of newspapers should be charged at the zero-rate of VAT; just like ...

  4. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    Johnny Depp’s Nightmare on Fleet Street: Part 2
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/johnny-depps-nightmare-on-fleet-street-part-2

    In Part 2 of our analysis of Johnny Depp’s defeat in his libel battle with the Sun, Theo Rees-Bidder looks at some practical considerations that Depp’s defeat showcases.

  5. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    Johnny Depp’s Nightmare on Fleet Street: Part 1
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/johnny-depps-nightmare-on-fleet-street-part-1

    In one of the most high-profile court cases of 2020, Johnny Depp has lost his libel battle with The Sun following their description of him as a “wife beater”. In a mammoth judgment, Mr Justice Nicol has not only ...

  6. Legal news
    16 October 2020
    DCMS Committee inquiry: economics of music streaming
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/dcms-committee-inquiry-economics-of-music-streaming

    The UK’s Digital, Media, Culture and Sport Committee announced (15 October 2020) that it is launching an inquiry into the economics of music streaming, a move which has been welcomed by the music industry.

  7. Legal news
    16 April 2020
    Gambling Commission ban on credit cards for gambling: What about e-wallets?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/gambling-commission-ban-on-credit-cards-for-gambling

    New rules from the UK Gambling Commission extend a ban on credit card use to all forms of remote gambling. MediaWrites reports on what this means for gambling operators and e-wallet providers.

  8. Legal news
    13 August 2020
    Sports safety: should it be mandatory to report child protection & safeguarding concerns?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/sports-safety-should-it-be-mandatory-to-report-child-protection-and-safeguarding-concerns

    Child safeguarding reviews in sport have consistently shown that failures in reporting have had serious consequences. If concerns are not reported, and appropriate action not taken, the system is fundamentally ...

  9. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Online Harms Government Response – which companies will be in scope?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/online-harms-government-response

    The Government’s final response to the consultation of the Online Harms White Paper was published last month, outlining in further detail how the new regulatory framework will tackle illegal and harmful content online. ...

  10. Legal news
    20 January 2020
    Does the principle of exhaustion apply to digital media? The CJEU provides clarity
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/does-the-principle-of-exhaustion-apply-to-digital-media-the-cjeu-provides-clarity

    Our media team explains an important judgment from the CJEU which develops the law on copyright protection for digital content. In a decision that will affect authors, publishers, distributors and readers, the Court ...