LEGISLATION

Organization - Act 3/2013, of June 4, on the creation of the National Markets and Competition Commission. (BOE 134, June 5, 2013)

Legal Flash from the Competition and EU Law Group. Act 3/2013, of June 4, on the creation of the National Markets and Competition Commission

OTHER LEGISLATION

OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE SPANISH STATE ("BOE")

Order IET/1262/2013, of June 26, amending Order CTE/711/2002, of March 26, establishing the operating conditions of the telephone directory assistance service for subscribers’ numbers. (BOE 160, July 5, 2013)

REGIONAL LEGISLATION

GALICIA – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF GALICIA ("BOG")

Act 3/2013, of May 20, on promoting and arranging the Galician telecommunication infrastructures. (BOG 108, June 7, 2013)

EXTREMADURA – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF EXTREMADURA ("BOE")

Decree 134/2013, of July 30, on audiovisual communication of the Autonomous Community of Extremadura. (DOE 149, August 2, 2013)

CASE LAW

Ruling of the Court of Justice (Third Chamber), of July 18, 2013. Fédération Internationale de Football Association ("FIFA") against the European Commission (Cases C-205/11 P and 204/11P). Free-to-air broadcasting of major football matches.

As the UEFA European Championship and the FIFA World Cup can be considered major events of interest to the general public, the government of a member state can enforce their free-to-air television broadcasting, prohibiting their broadcasting on pay television and limiting the exclusive rights of television broadcasting.

Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union, of January 22, 2013 (Case 282/11). Price limit on granting audiovisual rights of sporting events for informational use.

Validity of the European legislation limiting the price television networks can charge for the audiovisual rights of sporting events to which they have exclusive broadcasting rights, so that the images can be included in news summaries. The disadvantages caused by this ruling are not considered disproportionate to the objectives pursued, and are satisfactory to achieve a fair balance between the different rights and fundamental liberties at stake in this case.

Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union, of March 7, 2013 (Case C-607/11). Third-party broadcasting on the internet of commercial television station broadcasts – Communication to the public.

Interpretation of the concept "communication to the public," which involves an organization different to the original broadcaster transmitting on the internet the works included in a terrestrial television broadcast, making this available to the organization’s subscribers, who receive the broadcast by connecting to its server.