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  1. Legal news
    16 July 2019
    Doing the right thing: accessibility and OTT broadcasters

    On 9 April 2019, the General Affairs Council of the European Union adopted a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council in respect of accessibility requirements for products and services (the ...

  2. Legal news
    11 July 2019
    Fortune favours the bold broadcaster?

    Traditional broadcasters are having a tough time. The vast and ever-growing library of low cost, high quality content that consumers can access on-demand, on any device, with no fixed contract and increasingly fast ...

  3. Legal news
    26 February 2019
    Ofcom publishes draft TV licences for ‘no-deal Brexit’

    On 22 February 2019, Ofcom took a step towards preparing for the possibility of a 'no-deal' Brexit by publishing draft television broadcast licences for new applicants from the day of exit. Ofcom has invited comments on ...

  4. Legal news
    16 April 2020
    Broadcasting & OTT Podcast, part 1: the piracy issue & 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 ...

  5. Legal news
    21 March 2018
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA - March 2018

    In this month's report, we analyse the questions referred to the CJ by the High Court in Sky v Skykick. We also report on the unsuccessful trade mark opposition by Starbucks against a mark that allegedly infringed their ...

  6. 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.

    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 ...

  7. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    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.

  8. Legal news
    27 January 2020
    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 ...

  9. 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.

    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 ...