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  1. Legal news
    04 December 2020
    Disinformation and COVID-19: EU Commission publishes second set of reports on actions taken by online platforms and advertisers to tackle coronavirus disinformation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/disinformation-and-covid-19-eu-commission-publishes-second-set-of-reports-on-actions-taken

    MediaWrites explores the second set of reports published by the European Commission, which set out the steps taken by online platforms and advertisers to tackle COVID-19 disinformation amidst rising concerns about the ...

  2. 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.

  3. Legal news
    08 October 2020
    Assessment of the Code of Practice on Disinformation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/assessment-of-the-code-of-practice-on-disinformation

    On the 10th September 2020, the EU Commission published its assessment on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation has been implemented.

  4. Legal news
    18 March 2019
    Proposed EU Copyright Directive shifts balance of responsibilities between rights holders and platforms
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/proposed-eu-copyright-directive-shifts-balance-of-responsibilities

    Musicians, Memes and Mandatory Exceptions: an overview of the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market from Francine Cunningham, Bird & Bird Senior Public Affairs Manager in Brussels

  5. Legal news
    18 May 2020
    Broadcasting & OTT Part 2: Demographic Change, Micropayments and Piracy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/broadcasting-and-ott-part-2-demographic-change-micropayments-and-piracy

    We hope you enjoy our second podcast below, which focuses on what seismic demographic change might mean for the content industry: demographic change, micropayments and piracy for broadcasters.

  6. Legal news
    10 August 2020
    The EU Copyright Directive: European Commission publishes consultation on Article 17
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-eu-copyright-directive-european-commission-publishes-consultation-on-article-17

    On 27 July 2020, the Commission published a targeted consultation on co-operation between online platforms and rightsholders in implementing Article 17 of the Copyright Directive. This is an important step as Member ...

  7. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    Cross-border: Esports - A new market for travel businesses after COVID-19?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/esports-a-new-market-for-travel-businesses-after-covid-19

    The travel industry has been hit particularly hard by the effects of COVID-19, with travel companies worldwide working incredibly hard to navigate the crisis for the foreseeable future.

  8. Legal news
    19 February 2019
    EU Copyright Directive: Consolidated text now available
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-copyright-directive-consolidated-text-now-available

    Head of the Media, Entertainment and Sport Group, Phil Sherrell, and Senior Public Affairs Manager Francine Cunningham provide the latest on the EU Copyright Directive.

  9. Legal news
    01 October 2019
    Secondary ticketing website Viagogo now compliant with UK law following pressure from the CMA
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/secondary-ticketing-website-viagogo-now-compliant-with-uk-law-following-pressure-from-the-cma

    As the Competition and Markets Authority unexpectedly abandoned its court action against Viagogo, what is the state of play for the UK's secondary ticketing industry?

  10. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    Johnny Depp’s Nightmare on Fleet Street: Part 1
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/johnny-depps-nightmare-on-fleet-street-part-1

    In one of the most high-profile court cases of 2020, Johnny Depp has lost his libel battle with The Sun following their description of him as a “wife beater”. In a mammoth judgment, Mr Justice Nicol has not only ...