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Shaping data protection for the future now!

Shaping data protection for the future now! | Media Law | Scoop.it
At the closure of the 84th Conference of the Data Protection Commissioners of the Federation and the Federal Länder, the Brandenburg Commissioner for Data Protection and the Right of Access to the Files, Dagmar Hartge, the Commissioner for Data...
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FCC mulls definition of 'cable company' for some streaming services

FCC mulls definition of 'cable company' for some streaming services | Media Law | Scoop.it
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected this week to vote to approve the classification of some Internet streaming video providers as cable companies.
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Case Law, Strasbourg: Braun v Poland, The same Article 10 standards apply to everyone involved in public debate – Hugh Tomlinson QC

Case Law, Strasbourg: Braun v Poland, The same Article 10 standards apply to everyone involved in public debate – Hugh Tomlinson QC | Media Law | Scoop.it
In the case of Braun v Poland (Judgment of 4 November 2014), the Fourth Section of the Court of Human Rights found that the domestic courts had violated Article 10 by applying stricter standards to a commentator than were applied to journalists.
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Pluralism after scarcity: the benefits of digital technologies

Pluralism after scarcity: the benefits of digital technologies | Media Law | Scoop.it
In this latest post in our series on the role of digital intermediaries and media plurality, Peter Barron, Google’s head of communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and his colleague Simon Morrison, Public Policy Manager, argue that the...
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Governing the gatekeepers: is formal regulation needed?

Governing the gatekeepers: is formal regulation needed? | Media Law | Scoop.it
Robin Mansell  is Professor of New Media and the Internet at the LSE. Here she argues that intermediaries are influencing media production and dissemination often in ways not fully understood by policymakers, implementing policy without oversight.
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Google Spain: Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidelines for De-Listing Decisions

Google Spain: Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidelines for De-Listing Decisions | Media Law | Scoop.it
The EU Article 29 Working Party, has adopted Guidelines on the implementation of the CJEU’s judgment in the case of Google Spain v AEPD and Costeja.
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Case Law: Strasbourg, Hoon v United Kingdom, Geoff Hoon sting case fails in Strasbourg – David Hart QC

Case Law: Strasbourg, Hoon v United Kingdom, Geoff Hoon sting case fails in Strasbourg – David Hart QC | Media Law | Scoop.it
On 13 November 2014, the Fourth Section published its decision in the case of Hoon v.
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Polls: 69% support right to internet, but 60% think Facebook should monitor private messages

Polls: 69% support right to internet, but 60% think Facebook should monitor private messages | Media Law | Scoop.it
According to a recent YouGov opinion poll, 69% of the public believe that there is a right to internet access.
The same poll,  asked questions about “net neutrality”.
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Devolving media regulation: The Smith Commission proposals

Devolving media regulation: The Smith Commission proposals | Media Law | Scoop.it
Telecommunications researcher Ewan Sutherland argues that the Smith Commission's proposed devolution solutions for media regulation are messy proposals that create redundant unaccountable positions...
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Uruguay Senate Approves New "Anti-Monopoly" Media Law

Uruguay Senate Approves New "Anti-Monopoly" Media Law | Media Law | Scoop.it
The proposals by the government of Uruguay are designed to prevent monopolies over broadcast outlets, but critics fear the potential for government control.
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Google’s Guide to RICO

Google’s Guide to RICO | Media Law | Scoop.it
Originally posted on MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY: PRS For Music recently released a report entitled the “Six Business Models of Copyright Infringement.”  This report was co-sponsored by Google.  The company’s European Policy Blog had a suitably...
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From net neutrality to copyright: media law trends for 2015 - The Guardian

From net neutrality to copyright: media law trends for 2015 - The Guardian | Media Law | Scoop.it
The battle over how to protect an open internet, new copyright exceptions and the increasing influence of the European commission are just a few trends to monitor next year
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Audiovisual sector feels threatened by copyright reform

Audiovisual sector feels threatened by copyright reform | Media Law | Scoop.it
The European executive will present its new Digital Single Market strategy in May 2015
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CNC - baromètre de la télévision de rattrapage (TVR) - Baromètre de la télévision de rattrapage (TVR) – octobre 2014

CNC - baromètre de la télévision de rattrapage (TVR) - Baromètre de la télévision de rattrapage (TVR) – octobre 2014 | Media Law | Scoop.it
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The Future of Privacy - Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project

The Future of Privacy - Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project | Media Law | Scoop.it
Will governments and corporations expand current tracking policies? Or will innovators create new ways for individuals to control personal information?
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Should we introduce ‘Google Tax’ in the UK?

Should we introduce ‘Google Tax’ in the UK? | Media Law | Scoop.it
The Spanish copyright ‘tax’ on Google News’ sharing of journalism restricts a remarkable service and is doomed to fail
Google is currently facing a decision in Spain on whether it should pay tax on the newspaper content it accesses.
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Diversity in the media: talk is cheap, what we need is action

Diversity in the media: talk is cheap, what we need is action | Media Law | Scoop.it
Marcus Ryder is the Chair of the Royal Television Society Diversity Committee, and Head of Current Affairs BBC Scotland.
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Case Law, Strasbourg: Matúz v. Hungary, Whisteblower protection for TV journalist – Dirk Voorhoof

Case Law, Strasbourg: Matúz v. Hungary, Whisteblower protection for TV journalist – Dirk Voorhoof | Media Law | Scoop.it
The recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Matúz v.
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Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell, PC Rowland and the Sun – the judgment and some media coverage

Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell, PC Rowland and the Sun – the judgment and some media coverage | Media Law | Scoop.it
On Thursday 27 November 2014, Mr Justice Mitting handed down a judgment in which, after careful analysis of the evidence, he found that “at least on balance of probabilities that Mr Mitchell did speak the words alleged or something so close to them...
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News: Privacy injunction granted against ‘Sun on Sunday’, first against the media for nearly two years

News: Privacy injunction granted against ‘Sun on Sunday’, first against the media for nearly two years | Media Law | Scoop.it
On Saturday 29 November 2014, Mr Justice Stewart granted a privacy injunction against the “Sun on Sunday” to restrain the publication of information about a sexual relationship.
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The missing link: where do third parties stand in the “right to be forgotten”?

The missing link: where do third parties stand in the “right to be forgotten”? | Media Law | Scoop.it
On 26 November 2014 the European Union’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (29WP) published its guidelines for implementing the “right to be forgotten.” The thirteen guidelines, while not le...
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Spain's Google link tax: 'Clearly insane' law may hurt the news companies it seeks to protect | ZDNet

Spain's Google link tax: 'Clearly insane' law may hurt the news companies it seeks to protect | ZDNet | Media Law | Scoop.it
The upcoming closure of Google News has reawakened the debate over the consequences of a law that experts have described as quite simply "nonsense".
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News from the Goolag: Lessig says he likes everything about the Pirate Party except the name

News from the Goolag: Lessig says he likes everything about the Pirate Party except the name | Media Law | Scoop.it
Chris Castle:Here’s a blast from the past, a “Gruber moment” for the Poker Prof.
Originally posted on MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY:
Lessig counsels that the U.S.
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Spanish law forcing out Google News 'short-sighted and dumb' | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 11.12.2014

Spanish law forcing out Google News 'short-sighted and dumb' | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 11.12.2014 | Media Law | Scoop.it
With Google News set to leave Spain due to a new law that favors the newspaper industry lobby, DW examines the impact of the new legislation in Spain and Europe. 
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