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Posted in Broadcasting, Policy & Regulation

Global Radio and GMG Radio’s Merger To Be Scrutinised By The Competition Commission

On 11 October 2012 Maria Miller, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, announced that she would not be referring to the Competition Commission (CC) the merger between Global Radio, which operates the Heart, Capital, LBC, Classic FM, Gold and Xfm radio brands, and the Guardian’s radio arm, GMG Radio, which operates under the Real and Smooth brands. … Continue Reading

Posted in Advertising, Broadcasting, Entertainment & Content, Internet

New regulation affecting gaming advertisement in Italy

A new controversial regulation regarding gaming and gambling advertising in Italy has been introduced in the recent Law Decree no. 158 of 13 September 2012 (“Decree“) and shall affect both the off-line and online gaming industry.

The Decree contains, among others, a general provision which prohibits gambling advertisement – through TV, radio, theatres or cinemas – which is … Continue Reading

Posted in Broadcasting, Internet Aleksandra Kuc

Poland Introduces Video-on-Demand Regulations

Almost three years after the expiry of the deadline set by the European Union, Poland is finally taking action to bring its laws into line with the EU’s Audio-visual Media Services Directive. To this end, last month the Polish government accepted the bill on amending the Act on Radio Broadcasting and Television which introduces into the Polish legal system … Continue Reading

Posted in Broadcasting, Internet Stephen Bennett

ABC v. Aereo, Inc. When is Internet Distribution a “Public Performance” under Copyright Law?

On July 11, 2012, a U.S. District Court judge in New York refused to grant a preliminary injunction to a group of broadcasters and content owners who are seeking to stop Aereo from providing its subscribers with access to copyrighted content over the Internet.   The plaintiffs allege that Aereo, which has not obtained a license to distribute the broadcast signals … Continue Reading

Posted in Advertising, Broadcasting, Data Protection & Privacy, Entertainment & Content, Internet, Policy & Regulation, Spectrum, Telecoms & Broadband Peter Watts

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