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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Legal news
    30 September 2020
    Epic Games goes to battle with Apple and Google: The dispute so far
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/epic-games-goes-to-battle-with-apple-and-google

    Epic Games, publishers of the game Fortnite, have recently launched civil anti-trust proceedings in California against Apple and Google as a result of Fortnite being taken down from both the Apple App Store and Google ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Legal news
    01 May 2020
    The ‘COVID-19 effect’: How blocklisting is putting pressure on media outlets during the pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/how-blocklisting-is-putting-pressure-on-media-outlets-during-the-pandemic

    This article reports on the use of blocklisting and the inadvertent consequences exhibited by the 'COVID-19 effect'. With the findings of a recent Government review into the creation of a sustainable media still being ...

  6. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    Gambling in a State of Alarm – New Publicity Rules in Spain
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/gambling-in-a-state-of-alarm

    Victor Horcajuelo and Mariano Santos report on new gambling publicity rules in force in Spain resulting from the increase in use of online gambling websites during the state of alarm caused by COVID-19.

  7. 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 ...

  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
    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 ...

  10. 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 ...