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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
    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 ...

  4. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    UOKiK publishes its guidelines on the principles of imposing fines on managers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/uokik-publishes-its-guidelines-on-the-principles-of-imposing-fines-on-managers

    The Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Act foresees that sanctions for implementing anticompetitive agreements may be imposed on companies and their managers. Managers who intentionally permit their company to ...

  5. Legal news
    18 November 2018
    Loot box issues extend to Poland
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/poland/loot-box-issues-extend-to-poland

    The legal implications of loot boxes continue to be a hot topic in the gaming world. The latest instance of this recently appeared in Poland, where loot boxes in the popular 'FIFA' games have been reported to the ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    08 February 2021
    Online Freedom of Speech Bill in Poland
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/poland/online-freedom-of-speech-bill-in-poland

    The Polish government plans to make social media platforms liable for unwarranted removal of content, and even to create an expedited procedure to consider claims in this regard. The question remains whether it has the ...

  8. Legal news
    27 October 2017
    Loot Boxes: What’s all the fuss about?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/loot-boxes-whats-all-the-fuss

    The gambling industry is no stranger to public scrutiny, but now the worlds of gambling and gaming are once again colliding as pressure increases on games publishers’ use of loot boxes amid claims that they could ...

  9. Legal news
    02 November 2017
    Heightened antitrust/competition law risk for sport governing bodies facing new market entrants
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/heightened-antitrust-competition-law-risk-for-sport-governing-bodies-facing-new-market-entrants

    In recent years, the European Commission (EC) and National Competition Authorities (NCA) have shown increased appetite to investigate sport governing bodies in relation to rules that restrict competition from new market ...

  10. Twobirds news
    10 February 2020
    Bird & Bird retains top ranking in the 2020 Who's Who Legal's analysis of Data
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/global/bird-and-bird-retains-top-ranking-in-the-2020-who's-who-legal's-analysis-of-data

    Bird & Bird has retained the top ranking in Who's Who Legal's annual analysis of Data recognising the leading lawyers in the areas of data privacy and protection, data security, information technology and telecoms and ...