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Music bodies launch legal challenge against new UK private copying rules

A number of UK music industry bodies have launched a legal challenge against newly introduced UK rules that enable consumers to make private copies of lawfully acquired copyrighted material without be held as copyright infringers. 27 Nov 2014

New EU digital commissioner sets out position in net neutrality debate

Online content providers should be allowed to pay internet service providers (ISPs) to deliver a better quality of service to individuals accessing their content, but the services ISPs deliver to other consumers must not be compromised as a result, a senior... 25 Nov 2014

Out-Law Guides

  • The sub judice rule and contempt of court

    This guide is based on UK law and was written in January 2009. The sub judice rule regulates the publication of matters which are under consideration by the court. Matters are considered to be sub...

  • Distribution and exploitation of film and tv rights

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2008. Overview Television distribution Common provisions in distribution agreements Commission Territories Duration Media Other issues...

  • Co-development and co-production

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2008. Overview Key issues Co-development agreements Finance Rights Co-production agreements Roles and responsibilities Credits Marketing...

  • Clearing rights for film and television

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2008. Overview What are clearances? How to get clearance Licence Transfer Broadcaster/financier input Dealing with distributors Summary...

CJEU asked to rule on copyright liability of operators of free and open Wi-Fi networks

The EU's highest court has been asked to rule on whether commercial providers of free and open Wi-Fi networks can be held liable for copyright infringement carried out without their knowledge by a user of their network. 10 Nov 2014

IPO explains how government will resolve complaints about rights holder technical restrictions on lawful copying

Universities, research bodies and other organisations that want to benefit from "an eligible copyright exception" but are prevented from doing so because the works they wish to copy are subject to technological protection measures (TPMs) can now raise a complaint... 05 Nov 2014

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