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  1. Legal news
    12 January 2021
    A New Year, a new approach to digital regulation: the DSA and Online Harms
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/a-new-year-a-new-approach-to-digital-regulation-the-dsa-and-online-harms

    Whilst many lawyers are busy doing their best to guide clients through the unfathomable challenges posed by Brexit and the ongoing pandemic, Bryony Hurst starts the year by offering some thoughts on one area which can ...

  2. Legal news
    12 January 2021
    Music and Social Media – Times are changing for brands on TikTok
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/music-and-social-media-times-are-changing-for-brands-on-tiktok

    TikTok is still a relative newcomer to the social media party. Whilst already popular in China and other parts of East Asia, TikTok didn’t reach the global stage until it merged with Musical.ly in 2018 in a deal worth ...

  3. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Online Harms Government Response – which companies will be in scope?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/online-harms-government-response

    The Government’s final response to the consultation of the Online Harms White Paper was published last month, outlining in further detail how the new regulatory framework will tackle illegal and harmful content online. ...

  4. Legal news
    27 January 2021
    How much information is enough? CJEU and German Federal Court of Justice rule what information platform owners have to provide about uploaders to copyright holders
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/how-much-information-is-enough

    In 2019 the German Federal Court of Justice asked the CJEU to rule on the extent of the information that a copyright holder has the right to receive regarding uploaders who have allegedly infringed their copyright. ...

  5. Legal news
    27 January 2020
    UK Government “has no plans” to implement the Copyright Directive
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/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 ...

  6. 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.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/no-time-to-be-apathetic

    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 ...

  7. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Where do we stand with Czech influencer marketing?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/czech-republic/where-do-we-stand-with-czech-influencer-marketing

    Where do we stand with influencer marketing and enforcement actions in the Czech Republic? Although the phenomenon of influencer marketing experienced its boom in the Czech Republic a few years ago, the decision-making ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Sports data rights in 2021: the outlook
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/sports-data-rights-in-2021

    Sports data is big business, and has been for some time now. The State-by-State opening of the US sports betting market, with its stats-loving punters, has further enhanced the value of that data. However, the higher ...

  10. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Australian legislative update: digital platforms proposed to pay news media for content
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/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.