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Mirandah Asia | Indonesia | 13 Sep 2021

Indonesia creates official database of songs and expands mandate of music royalties collection agency

Since Joko Widodo was elected as president of Indonesia, he has been inching towards securing more legal rights to enable musicians, record labels and publishers to financially capitalise on their works. A new regulation obliges Indonesia's first national collection agency to create a database of songs, which is to be the foundation on which accurate royalties will be apportioned for......
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Schoenherr | Hungary | 3 Sep 2021

Particularities of Copyright Reform Act

Hungary was one of the first countries in Central and Eastern Europe to fully implement the EU Copyright in the Digital Single Market (CDSM) Directive (2019/790/EU) and the EU Satellite and Cable Directive (2019/789/EU). This article takes a more detailed look at some of the new provisions of the Copyright Reform Act and the implications for the media sector.
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Wiggin LLP | United Kingdom | 27 Aug 2021

ASA calls on advertisers to make better use of targeting tools to minimise children's exposure to age-restricted ads

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published the findings of its latest monitoring sweep, making use of avatar technology to assess the distribution of ads for alcohol, gambling and high fat, salt or sugar products in websites and YouTube channels attracting a mixed-age audience that is predominantly composed of adults. The ASA is calling on advertisers to make better use of......
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Wiggin LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Aug 2021

Syrian refugee awarded £100,000 in defamation claim against right-wing activist Tommy Robinson

Jamal Hijazi, a Syrian refugee who recently turned 18, complained of two videos posted on Facebook by Stephen Yaxley-Lennon in November 2018. Both videos showed Yaxley-Lennon, better known as Tommy Robinson, responding verbally to the dissemination via social media of a video clip showing an altercation between Hijazi and another boy at his school, "B", in which Hijazi was pushed to the floor......
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Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados | Brazil | 13 Aug 2021

Sports broadcasting bill on track for approval in Brazil

In Brazil, the popularity of football has led to a huge demand for broadcasting matches. Under Pelé's Law, the principal legislation governing sports in Brazil's legal system, sports associations have the right to negotiate and authorise (or prohibit) any form of broadcasting of the sporting events in which their athletes participate. The House of Representatives recently approved a bill that......
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Wiggin LLP | United Kingdom | 13 Aug 2021

Government publishes report on private, professionally run music studio market in England

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport appointed Sound Diplomacy to undertake a market assessment of the recording studios, production rooms and rehearsal studios in England. Among other things, Sound Diplomacy's report found that there is a sufficient supply of music studios, barriers to entry are low, there are no signs of monopoly, oligopoly or any other market dominance and......
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Mirandah Asia | Malaysia | 9 Aug 2021

Malaysia clamps down on illegal IPTV streaming devices

Illicit internet protocol television (IPTV) boxes are small home electronic devices that can be used to illegally download and stream media content including Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and live sports. Measat Satellite Systems, the biggest cable TV service provider in Malaysia, has scored a hat-trick of wins relating to IPTV devices at the IP High Court so far in 2021. This......
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Wiggin LLP | United Kingdom | 6 Aug 2021

Ofcom publishes study on news consumption in United Kingdom

A recent Ofcom study looked at how adults and older children (aged 12–15) in the United Kingdom consumed news across TV, radio, print, social media, podcasts, other internet sources and magazines. The study found that young people are significantly more likely to keep up with news using the Internet than TV or other sources.
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Wiggin LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Jul 2021

Interim findings and recommendations from fan-led review of football governance

The government recently published interim findings and recommendations from a fan-led review of football governance. The independent review, announced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden in response to the attempt to launch a European Super League, aims to be a comprehensive examination of the English football system to explore ways of improving the governance, ownership and financial......
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Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum | Argentina | 16 Jul 2021

New Supreme Court ruling on search engine liability

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Justice recently ruled in a new case concerning the civil liability of internet search engines. Following the criteria of the leading Rodríguez and Gimbutas cases, the Court understood that search engines are not liable for third-party generated content since this constitutes the legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of speech and publication of......
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