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CMS quarterly communications update - July 2012

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • Austria, Bulgaria, European Union, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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  • July 20 2012

Quarterly update summarising regulatory and legal developments from the last three months in the communications, media and satellite sectors in Europe

Peer to peer (P2P) legislation

  • Abril Abogados
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  • Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
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  • December 13 2012

Since 2006, when the first European Regulation against illegal downloading was enacted by Finland, most of EU Member States have followed the example

Using trademark registration to protect image rights in Spain

  • Garrigues
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  • Spain
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  • September 1 2010

The internationalisation of the exploitation of celebrities' image rights has generated certain problems, as the regulation of this issue is not harmonised around the world

Is YouTube only a service provider of data storage?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • Spain
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  • November 30 2011

The decision object of this article came to settle a demand filed by Telecinco against Youtube, on the understanding that the dissemination through the website of the defendant of various audiovisual works owned by the plaintiff, implies a violation of their intellectual property rights

The Commission approves 576 million Spanish film support scheme

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • January 30 2010

The Commission has approved a 576 million Spanish film support scheme which is directed at Spain's national film support measures including film production and distribution

Judgment prohibits company from using deceitful advertising for hair products

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • October 5 2010

A judgment from the Provincial Court of Barcelona ordered a company to immediately cease publishing advertisements for hair products claiming that these products are "used by Professionals" on the ground that this advertisement is misleading

Rulings against the applicability of the copyright levies in Spain

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • June 21 2011

After the judgment issued by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on 21 October 2010 declaring that the indiscriminate application of the copyright levies in Spain is contrary to EU law, a number of Spanish courts are already following the judgment without waiting for the reforms that the Spanish Government will introduce to align the country's regulations on copyright levies with EU law

Ad-space agreements in media under investigation in Spain

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Spain
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  • June 30 2010

On 31 May 2010, the Spanish Competition Authority (SCA) opened two separate formal investigations into agreements signed in the market for advertising space by the major media publishing groups, including the publishers of El País and El Mundo

Red card for media giant for abusing its dominant position competition law and the sale of sports broadcasting rights

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
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  • Spain
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  • June 22 2011

Following on from our March 2011 article on exclusive sports broadcasting rights and the protection of so-called “crown jewels”, a recent Spanish decision illustrates the ever-increasing relevance of competition law to the commercial exploitation of sports broadcasting rights

Commission investigates funding of major Spanish film studio complex

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • February 22 2008

Following complaints from two major players in the European film sector, the European Commission has initiated formal investigation proceedings into the funding of the Ciudad de la Luz film studio complex near Alicante, Spain