Proposal for regulation on the exercise of copyright and related rights for online transmissions of broadcasting in EU – rights issue

Through the principle of contractual freedom it will be possible to continue limiting the exploitation of the rights affected by the principle of country of origin laid down in this Regulation, especially as far as certain technical means of transmission or certain language versions are concerned, provided that any such limitations of the exploitation of…

Proposal for regulation on the exercise of copyright and related rights for online transmissions of broadcasting in EU – ancillary online services

The ancillary online services covered by this Regulation (official document) are those services offered by broadcasting organisations which have a clear and subordinate relationship to the broadcast. They include services giving access to television and radio programmes in a linear manner simultaneously to the broadcast and services giving access, within a defined time period after the…

Proposal for regulation on the exercise of copyright and related rights for online transmissions of broadcasting in EU – what it’s all about

The ancillary online services covered by this Regulation are those services offered by broadcasting organisations which have a clear and subordinate relationship to the broadcast. They include services giving access to television and radio programmes in a linear manner simultaneously to the broadcast and services giving access, within a defined time period after the broadcast,…

Proposal for regulation on the exercise of copyright and related rights for online transmissions of broadcasting in EU

Broadcasters and retransmission service providers are increasingly investing in the development of digital and online services for the distribution of radio and television programmes. The online offerings of broadcasters include notably simulcasting services (TV/radio channels which are transmitted online alongside traditional broadcasting by satellite, cable or, terrestrial), TV catch-up services and podcasts.

USA Copyright Office on FCC set-top-box proposed rule

The Proposed Rule would require multichannel video programming distributors (“MVPDs”) to provide qualifying third parties with access to copyrighted video content, as well as associated programming information, for use across a broad spectrum of products ranging from physical set-top devices to internet-based software applications.

Public comment by National Religious Broadcasting Music License Committee concerning review of rules on collective rights management

Consent Decrees remain essential to foster competitive market pricing for music performance rights. SESAC exercises substantial market power as a licensing collective and should be subject to regulation comparable to that to which ASCAP and BMI are subject. Copyright law principles and market structure coalesce to eliminate competition in the marketplace for music performance rights.…

Russian Ministry of Culture has shaken film distribution industry

Last year Russian government adopted new amendments to rules for demonstration of movies in cinemas. Under these amendments the permission for demonstration of movies is also necessary for “showing of film by other technical means”. The making available of a film is also included to public performance. Russian MinCult decided to clarify these amendments and…

Public comment by National Cable & Telecommunications Association on review of collective rights management rules

From the perspective of providers of audio-visual television programming, the Consent Decrees continue to serve very important purposes, acting as safeguards to constrain ASCAP’s and BMI’s substantial market leverage, while providing a framework that facilitates licenses for program providers and fair compensation for music creators.

Daniel Buda’s opinion on proposal to amend Audio-Visual Media Service Directive

AVMSD currently covers broadcasters and certain on-demand video services and requires Member States to impose minimum rules for the regulation of audio-visual media services in specific coordinated fields. In doing so, it establishes the country of origin principle for the regulation of media services within its scope of application, with certain exceptions to avoid abuses.…