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“More Impact Online”: The ASA looks to the future with strengthened focus on regulating online ads and the potential use of machine learning to aid regulation

The ASA’s strategy   In November 2018, the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) released its latest five-year corporate st...

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Government publishes a Creative Industries Sector Deal

The Government has recently published its latest Sector Deal as part of its Industrial Strategy, a programme which aims to put the UK at the forefront...

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A concise anatomy of the EU Commission’s recommendations for hosting service providers

Following its guidance in September 2017 to online platforms for tackling illegal content online, the EU Commission has now set out the extent of some...

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EU Reaches Agreement to End Unjustified Geoblocking

Noel Watson-Doig, Pat Treacy On 20 November the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached an agreement (here) to adopt the propos...

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EU Commission issues guidance to online platforms for tackling illegal content online

Toby Headdon On 28 September 2017 the European Commission published its Communication on ‘Tackling Illegal Content Online’ (“the ...

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Bristows beats the bots in Blizzard Entertainment v Bossland

Mark Brown and Rosalie Hayes Over the past year, Bristows has been representing video game publisher and distributor Blizzard Entertainment in an...

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eSports: brand opportunities, legal considerations & the future

A brand opportunity For those unfamiliar with the concept, “eSports” is the umbrella term used to describe the competitive playing of...

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New guidelines on EU net neutrality: a force to BERECkoned with

Toby Crick and George Adje “All data packets are equal”, says the European Union. But should some be more equal than others? At the end...

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BEREC addresses adblocking and zero-rating with net neutrality implementation guidance

EU telecoms authority the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (‘BEREC’) published on 30 August 2016 its finalised gu...

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The EU Commission's Digital Single Market strategy for Copyright and Content

Theo Savvides has been invited to discuss the digital single market strategy with the audience of LegalPD / Practical Law. The video covers different ...

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Digital Product Placement: Monetising the Past

Introduction The EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive (“AVMS Directive”) took effect in early 2010 and clarified the position on pro...

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Valuing interoperability information – a guide for parties navigating the course

Aida Tohala In 2013, under the umbrella of the Digital Agenda for Europe project, the European Commission published a Staff Working Document entitl...

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Stuck in the middle: Liability in the TMT sector for online IP infringements

Since the dawn of the internet age, holders of IP rights have battled with unscrupulous third parties wishing to use the opportunities afforded by the...

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Brands online – Trade Marks and Search Engine Marketing

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VAT on broadcasting, telecommunication and e-services - an end to jurisdiction shopping

The VAT rules for suppliers of broadcasting, telecommunication and e-services (“BTE services”) to consumers across Europe are changing and...

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Digital Copyright – Liability of ISPs

It has been just over two years since the High Court of England and Wales first considered the liability of ISPs for digital copyright infringement by...

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