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Commission opens formal antitrust proceedings in e-book publishing sector

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 16 2011

The European Commission has opened formal antitrust proceedings to investigate whether five international publishers (Hacette Livre, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and Macmillan) engaged in anti-competitive, illegal agreements for the sale of e-books

Results of ECJ ruling on broadcasting rights for major sporting events is an even match

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 21 2011

The grant of absolute territorial exclusivity in licences for broadcasting rights to Premier League football is coming under review following a recent ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ

Commission consultation on financial support to film sector

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union
  • -
  • July 6 2011

On 20 June 2011, the Commission announced the launch of a public consultation to review the criteria applied to state aid for the making and distribution of films

Commission closes Hollywood studios investigation

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union
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  • March 29 2011

Following changes to the agreements, the Commission closed an own-initiative preliminary inquiry into the contracts made between major Hollywood film studios and cinemas which had obtained financing from 'integrators' to install digital technology

E-book retailers raided by the Commission

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union
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  • March 29 2011

On 1 March 2011, the Commission conducted unannounced raids at the premises of several companies active within the e-book (electronic or digital books) industry to collect evidence in relation to suspected breaches of EU competition law prohibiting cartels and other restrictive business practices

Case on exclusive territorial licences for TV rights raises serious issues for rights-holders

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union
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  • March 4 2011

On 3 February 2011, Advocate General (AG) Kokott gave her Opinion (Cases C-40308 & C-42908) on questions referred from the High Court on the compatibility with EU law of territorial exclusivity agreements relating to the transmission of football matches

Commission communication on sport

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • February 3 2011

In a Communication dated 18 January 2011, the Commission put forward proposals aimed at strengthening, amongst other things, the economic dimensions of sport

Regulation preventing excessive charges for mobile roaming is valid

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 24 2010

Four leading European mobile telephone operators, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and Telefónica, have challenged the validity of the EU's rules establishing a price ceiling for wholesale mobile roaming (the Roaming Regulation) before the High Court of England & Wales

Appeal against Commission decision on State aid for digital decoders in Italy dismissed

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, Italy
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  • June 24 2010

On 15 June 2010, the General Court dismissed an appeal by Mediaset SpA against a European Commission decision finding that subsidies for consumers in Italy for the purchase of certain digital terrestrial decoders constituted unlawful State aid