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  1. Legal news
    13 November 2019
    Five years of the Competition Damages Directive: The first rulings from the European Court of Justice
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/five-years-of-the-competition-damaged-directive

    November 2019 marks the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the EU Competition Damages Directive. We lead with an analysis of the two judgments of the European Court of Justice to date that address this Directive.

  2. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    Danish media agency accepts fine of €301,800 for customer sharing
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/danish-media-agency-accepts-fine-of-301800-for-customer-sharing

    A Danish media agency, Mediacenter Danmark A/S entered into a customer sharing agreement from November 2013 to December 2014 with their competitor MPE Distribution (‘MPC’) in the market for distribution of unaddressed ...

  3. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    The FCA rejects Sony’s commitments in an abuse of dominance case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/the-fca-rejects-sonys-commitments-in-an-abuse-of-dominance-case

    2020 proves to be a busy year for the French Competition Authority (FCA) as far as tech giants are concerned. After Google and Apple, it's now Sony's turn to be under the FCA’s spotlight. While the Japanese company is ...

  4. Legal news
    16 March 2021
    Copyright and related rights – AGCM opened an investigation on an alleged anti-competitive agreement in the Italian audio-visual market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/italy/agcm-opened-an-investigation-on-an-alleged-anticompetitive-agreement

    On 2 February 2021, the Italian National Competition Authority (“AGCM”) opened an investigation against the Italian Society for Authors and Publishers (“SIAE”) – organisation responsible for the collective management of ...

  5. Legal news
    22 March 2021
    Bullfighting: Artistic work or not?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/spain/bullfighting-artistic-work-or-not

    The Spanish Supreme Court has declared in its Judgment of 16 February 2021 that bullfighting - hereafter, as it is called in Spain, “faena”- cannot be protected by copyright in Spain.

  6. 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.

  7. Legal news
    27 April 2020
    Competition Law strengthening the failure of the new publishers’ rights: is it fair?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/competition-law-strengthening-the-failure-of-the-new

    In October 2019 France became the first EU country to implement and apply article 15 of the DSM Directive. If the goal of article 15 was to make “the licensing and enforcement of rights in press publications” less ...

  8. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    European Commission publishes sweeping new rulebook for online platforms offering services in Europe
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/european-commission-publishes-sweeping-new-rulebook-for-online-platforms-offering-services-in-europe

    In a bid to achieve "technological sovereignty", the European Commission has unveiled a wide-ranging package of proposals that will provide a new rulebook for online platforms offering goods and services in Europe.

  9. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    CNMC opens formal proceedings against the Spanish Football Federation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/spain/cnmc-opens-formal-proceedings-against-the-spanish-football-federation

    The sale and use of audio-visual football rights in Spain has always been in the spotlight due to frequent controversies between the Spanish Football Federation (“RFEF”), the national professional football league ...

  10. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    Video games sector hit with anti-trust fine for geo-blocking practices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/video-games-sector-hit-with-anti-trust-fine-for-geo-blocking-practices

    One of the final cases resulting from the European Commission's e-commerce sector enquiry has come to a conclusion. On 20 January 2021, the Directorate-General for Competition fined Valve Corporation, owner of the Steam ...