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Report on the potential impact of Brexit published

United Kingdom, European Union - January 26 2018 The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has this week released a report on the potential impact of Brexit on the creative...

Francis Keepfer.


Can a TV show format acquire copyright protection?

United Kingdom - November 6 2017 Many years ago the Courts determined that there was no copyright in the format for the "Opportunity Knocks" game show (see Green v New Zealand...

Will Thorman.


UK - Ofcom reintroduces (lower) fees for video-on-demand services

United Kingdom - May 17 2017 The larger operators of UK VOD services (such as broadcasters' catch up services, and other on-demand TV and movie services) will again be required...

Alastair Mackichan.


Ofcom announcement on non-domestic TV channels: changes to access service obligations

United Kingdom - January 5 2017 Following a consultation, on 2 December Ofcom announced decisions on a number of measures designed to improve access to non-domestic TV channels (i.e...


Media, Sport and Entertainment Intelligence - October 2016

United Kingdom, European Union - October 12 2016 It’s been a busy Summer of sport, and as we move towards the tail end of the year we are seeing a surge in Bills being reviewed and consultations...

Dr. Stefan Engels, Nick Fitzpatrick, Jamie Ryder, Peter C. White, Frank Ryan.