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  1. Legal news
    29 October 2019
    The EU Copyright Directive: Poland asks the CJEU to annul a crucial section of the controversial Article 17
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/poland/the-eu-copyright-directive-poland-asks-the-cjeu-to-annul-a-crucial-section-of-article-17

    Michal Salajczyk reports on the latest twist in the tale of the EU Copyright Directive: the Polish government's application to the CJEU, asking the court to annul the much-debated Article 17 obligation on content ...

  2. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Poland to introduce “Netflix tax” to support local filmmakers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/poland-to-introduce-netflix-tax-to-support-local-filmmakers

    Michal Salajczyk explains a new levy on VOD platforms in Poland, designed to assist a film industry hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Michal looks at the motivations driving this change, and the criticisms levelled at ...

  3. Legal news
    16 March 2021
    UOKiK blocks acquisition of media group
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/poland/uokik-blocks-acquisition-of-media-group

    Following more than a one-year phase II investigation, in January 2021, the Polish Competition Authority (“UOKiK”) announced that it blocked the acquisition of Eurozet by Agora.

  4. Legal news
    03 May 2019
    The EU Copyright Directive: Article 19 Transparency Obligations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-eu-copyright-directive-article-19-transparency-obligations

    In the latest article in our EU Copyright Directive series, Will Smith looks at Article 19 and the transparency obligation which aim to reset relations between the originators of creative content, authors and ...

  5. Legal news
    22 May 2019
    The EU Copyright Directive: Platform liability, the value gap, and unanswered questions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-eu-copyright-directive-platform-liability-the-value-gap-and-unanswered-questions

    In the latest in our series on the EU's new copyright Directive, Niels Lutzhöft explains one of the most controversial provisions: Article 17 on the liability of online content sharing platforms.

  6. Legal news
    02 May 2019
    The EU Copyright Directive: The new best-seller right
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-eu-copyright-directive-the-new-best-seller-right

    In the latest article in our EU Copyright Directive series, Edouard Treppoz and Geraldine Arbant discuss the 'Best-Seller Clause', which will have far-reaching implications for the creative industries.

  7. Legal news
    26 February 2021
    Status report from the Hungarian gambling regime
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/hungary/status-report-from-the-hungarian-gambling-regime

    Although the figures representing the performance of the Hungarian gambling market in 2020 are not yet available, we can assume that the trend experienced in recent years has continued and thus the volume and market ...

  8. Legal news
    05 January 2017
    Skin betting from a Czech gambling law perspective
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/skin-betting-from-a-czech-gambling-law-perspective

    The Czech Republic is set to modernise its gambling regulation by adopting the new Act No. 186/2016 Coll., on Gambling (the "Gambling Act").

  9. Legal news
    02 July 2020
    Introduction of e-warranty cards and new product warranty terms in Hungary
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/introduction-of-e-warranty-cards-and-new-product-warranty-terms-in-hungary

    As of 1 January 2021 new rules are entering into force affecting the statutory warranty rule for durable consumer goods. This is not an entirely new piece of law, but amendments to the standing Government Decree No ...

  10. Legal news
    23 October 2019
    Digital Services Tax in Poland
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/poland/digital-services-tax-in-poland

    At the beginning of March 2019, the Prime Minister's office announced that the Polish budget would benefit from digital tax in the amount of approx. PLN 1 billion per year. However in May, the Ministry of Finance ...