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MurphyPremier League changes European media rights landscape
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

This case, about the ability of British pubs to screen live Premier League football broadcast from other EU countries, questions the way content has been distributed in Europe

The Premier League and the pub landlady
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 6 2011

European Court finds that prohibitions on the sale and use of foreign decoder devices for viewing broadcasts of football matches are contrary to EU law, but holds that transmission in a pub of certain elements of such broadcasts requires prior authorisation under copyright law

Broadcasting: post-Murphy: the territorial TV sports licensing landscape
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 15 2014

This article looks at the impact the European Commission inquiry into TV licensing arrangements with Hollywood film studios could have on sport's TV

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

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

General counsel update: 31 May 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Argentina, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
  • May 31 2012

This is the twenty-ninth in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

Case on exclusive territorial licences for TV rights raises serious issues for rights-holders
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union
  • 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

Round up of key developments
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • July 19 2011

On 4 March, the European Commission announced it would close its antitrust investigation into possible restrictive business agreements by Hollywood film studios

E-book pricing: the clash between copyright and competition law
  • RPC
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 11 2011

The OFT and the European Commission have opened up an almost exam question issue of the rights of a copyright owner to control the use made of its copyright works which makes for an interesting heavyweight bout between copyright and competition laws

Communications and media e-bulletin - a round-up of developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 6 2012

In the face of decreasing voice revenues and increasing data demands and the need to roll-out 4G networks, mobile operators in Europe are looking at new ways of sharing networks and infrastructure

CMS quarterly communications update April 2012
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Austria, Bulgaria, European Union, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Germany, Global, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Poland
  • April 30 2012

This edition includes contributions from the United Kingdom, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine