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  1. Legal news
    16 April 2020
    Broadcasting & OTT Podcast, part 1: the piracy issue & a technological response
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/broadcasting-and-ott-podcast-part-1-the-piracy-issue-and-a-technological-response

    In the latest MediaWrites article, Richard McMorris leads a two-part podcast, part one being with Rebecca O'Kelly-Gillard and Philippe Bradley-Schmieg, focusing on issues facing broadcasting, content, media and OTT ...

  2. Legal news
    09 February 2021
    Broadcasting subsector series: a radical shakeup part 3. The wrong answer to the right question? A look at whether enhancing the prominence regime is really the right way to help public service broadcasters.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/broadcasting-subsector-series-a-radical-shakeup-part-3

    In its report Small Screen: Big Debate, Ofcom’s vision of the future of public service broadcasting (PSB) is set out as an urgent appeal for radical reform. The issue of prominence is identified as the key catalyst in ...

  3. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Australian legislative update: digital platforms proposed to pay news media for content
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-legislative-update-digital-platforms-proposed-to-pay-news-media-for-content

    Sophie Dawson and Jarrad Parker provide a legislative update on the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code in Australia.

  4. Legal news
    27 January 2020
    UK Government “has no plans” to implement the Copyright Directive
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-government-has-no-plans-to-implement-the-copyright-directive

    Since its passing last year, there has been speculation about whether the UK would implement the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. This week, government minister Chris Skidmore confirmed that there ...

  5. Legal news
    29 December 2020
    No time to be apathetic – as the new subscription-based era of content consumption aggressively expands, so too does its arch nemesis: piracy.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/no-time-to-be-apathetic

    The roots of piracy run deeper in the broadcasting industry than ever before, stealing revenue that would otherwise be enjoyed by the legitimate players; but what can media service providers do to combat this form of ...

  6. Legal news
    26 March 2021
    How Brexit Affects Sports Broadcasting in the UK and Europe
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/how-brexit-affects-sports-broadcasting-in-the-uk-and-europe

    The UK broadcasting industry has gone through a high degree of legal and regulatory change in recent years and the end of the UK’s transition period for leaving the EU has caused further upheaval to the landscape. We ...

  7. Legal news
    13 January 2021
    Collaboration after COVID-19 – a new era for football broadcasting rights?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/collaboration-after-covid-19-a-new-era-for-football-broadcasting-rights

    DAZN and the J.League, Japanese football’s top league, recently announced a restructure of their broadcasting partnership that will see the annual rights fee received by the J.League reduced, but in return for this the ...

  8. Legal news
    23 January 2017
    Swimming against the stream: preventing live streaming of sporting events
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/swimming-against-the-stream-preventing-live-streaming-of-sporting-events

    This article looks at the current law and the protection it affords sport rights owners, whether the law sufficiently protects those rights in the face of developing technologies, and what steps rights owners may ...

  9. Legal news
    27 January 2021
    Broadcasting Subsector Series: A radical shakeup -Why Ofcom’s focus on PSB prominence rules matters for the whole industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/broadcasting-subsector-series-a-radical-shakeup

    Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, has warned that without a “radical shakeup”, traditional UK public service broadcasting (PSB) is “unlikely to survive” in the digital age. However, the implications of Ofcom’s ...

  10. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    ‘Compensation’ versus ‘punishment’ in Polish copyright – a major court ruling ahead
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/poland/compensation-versus-punishment-in-polish-copyright

    A recent opinion of the Advocate General in Stowarzyszenie 'Oławska Telewizja Kablowa' w Oławie v Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich w Warszawie case C-367/15 suggests that the principal elements of copyright enforcement ...