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Is a Tablet the Only TV You Need?

Is a Tablet the Only TV You Need? | Media Law | Scoop.it

...While planting your face in front of a tiny screen is perfectly acceptable on trans-Atlantic flights, it can be a little odd at home. But if you give yourself over to the tablet, it's actually a pretty awesome experience. I'm not claiming an iPad beats the big screen, but I will say this: Watching shows and movies on a tablet feels closer to what television viewing should be like in the 21st century than what 21st-century TVs actually deliver.  Yes, there are "smart" televisions that come with Wi-Fi and video-streaming services like Netflix and Hulu Plus baked in, but they feel sluggish compared to tablets. Devices that help bridge the gap between Internet-based content and your living room's television, like Apple TV and the Xbox 360, are pretty excellent, but once you've become accustomed to the speed and intimacy of using something like an iPad to watch your shows and films, it's hard to deal with tech that's not as responsive. Even simple things on a tablet, like briskly flicking through a menu of movies or accurately rewinding with the tip of your finger, can be pleasurable. As the gadgets in our pockets and handbags and briefcases become the most impressive technological objects in our lives, the good ol' TV setups in our homes can feel painfully slow and antiquated.  And what these futuristic slates lack in eye-popping bigness, they make up for in deft portability. Want to watch "Monday Night Football" in your backyard for a more tailgate-like experience? You can do that. Spouse kick you off the big screen to watch "Glee?" Grab the tablet and head to the attic. The tablet can be a marriage saver in one-television households. It's also the best thing to happen to lazy Sunday mornings since breakfast in bed...


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The grand illusion of empowerment - FT.com

The grand illusion of empowerment - FT.com | Media Law | Scoop.it
As the global elite converged on Davos this week, there were lots of eye-popping charts and statistics in circulation. To my mind, one of the most thought-provoking was to be found at the back of a World Economic Forum global risks report entitled “W
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No. 18: Geoblocking and Global Video Culture

About this publication: How do global audiences use streaming platforms like YouTube, Netflix and iPlayer? How does the experience of digital video change according to location?

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EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR PRESS AND MEDIA FREEDOM – How Poland rushed through the new media law – and worse it yet to come

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR PRESS AND MEDIA FREEDOM – How Poland rushed through the new media law – and worse it yet to come | Media Law | Scoop.it

Here you find informations about the objectives, partners work and structure of the european centre for press and the media freedom (ECPMF).

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Local news content to stay under new media laws

Local news content to stay under new media laws | Media Law | Scoop.it

Local news content in regional and rural Australia will be protected under any changes to Australia's media laws, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield says.

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New media law sparks intense controversy in Athens

New media law sparks intense controversy in Athens | Media Law | Scoop.it

Greek lawmakers are bickering over how to implement a new law which aims to open up competition in the media market.

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Lawyers are fighting over what happens to your Apple account when you die

Lawyers are fighting over what happens to your Apple account when you die | Media Law | Scoop.it
'Digital death' doesn't necessarily follow a physical one.
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Our Blogpoll on a Text & Data Mining Exception: the results are in…

Our Blogpoll on a Text & Data Mining Exception: the results are in… | Media Law | Scoop.it

…and they show overwhelming support for the introduction of a mandatory copyright exception for text and data mining for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.

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USA: Lewis v. Activision Blizzard, Inc., United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, No. 13-17391, 18 December 2015

USA: Lewis v. Activision Blizzard, Inc., United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, No. 13-17391, 18 December 2015 | Media Law | Scoop.it

Recordings used by defendants Activision Blizzard, Inc., and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

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France: Aïcha, Court of Cassation of France, First Civil Law Chamber, 14-11944, 30 September 2015

France: Aïcha, Court of Cassation of France, First Civil Law Chamber, 14-11944, 30 September 2015 | Media Law | Scoop.it

The French Supreme Court stated that the lower courts must take into consideration all the choices of the author in order to decide whether a work is original and therefore protected by copyright law, and not simply the common aspects of the work.

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The role of Anne Frank’s diary and academic freedom for text & data mining

The role of Anne Frank’s diary and academic freedom for text & data mining | Media Law | Scoop.it

It is beyond dispute that Anne Frank’s diary is of great historical value. A recent Dutch court decision confirms this, in a case that perfectly illustrates the tension between freedom of scientific research and the enforcement of copyright.

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Creative industries worth almost £10 million an hour to economy

Creative industries worth almost £10 million an hour to economy | Media Law | Scoop.it
New figures published today reveal that the UK’s Creative Industries are now worth £84.1 billion per year to the UK economy

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Un apport de 84,1 milliards de livres à l'économie britannique en 2015. Et la tendance devrait se poursuivre en 2016.

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YouTube is a hosting provider, but one with extensive duties of care, say two German Courts

YouTube is a hosting provider, but one with extensive duties of care, say two German Courts | Media Law | Scoop.it

Decision Oberlandesgericht (Court of Appeal) Hamburg of July 1, 2015, file no. 5 U 87/12 and Landgericht (District Court) Munich I of 30 June 2015, file no. 33 O. 9639/14 YouTube is the most popular video-sharing website in the world.

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"Interestingly, the Court of Appeal Hamburg later stated that the liability privilege for hosting providers (Art. 14 e-commerce directive and its German implementation Art. 10 TMG) could no longer be applied to YouTube, as YouTube “presents third party content like own content” by arranging, structuring and filtering its extensive offering. YouTube followed a business model whereby it was “appropriating third party content”. However, according to the court, this appropriation would notbe sufficient to make YouTube a directly infringing perpetrator." Stoererhaftung requires that YouTube has breached its duty of care after having been notified of an infringement. This duty of care (arising with notification) does not only include a mere takedown of the infringement notified, but also a stay down and the prevention of other infringements of the same kind which are also obvious. This concept applies to YouTube according to the Hamburg court. But here, the differences between YouTube’s business model and a genuine hosting provider come into play. The Court of Appeal Hamburg extended YouTube’s duty of care because they provide a platform which makes third party content very attractive for recipients."

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The Court of Justice, the Commission, and the case for consolidation of EU Copyright Law

The Court of Justice, the Commission, and the case for consolidation of EU Copyright Law | Media Law | Scoop.it

Readers of this blog are familiar (or should I say fed up?) with the piecemeal legal framework of EU copyright. With nine directives in the field of copyright alone (plus one on enforcement), the legal patchwork is evident.

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EBU President Jean-Paul Philippot on new Polish Media Law

EBU President Jean Paul Philippot reacts to new Polish media law and discusses EBU Members TVP and Polskie Radio's place in the EBU and Eurovision Song Conte...

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Twitter sues Turkey over 'terror propaganda' fine

Twitter sues Turkey over 'terror propaganda' fine | Media Law | Scoop.it

Social media giant argues $50,000 fine slapped on it for not removing content goes against Turkish law.

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Infographic: Who Owns What Media In Australia?

Infographic: Who Owns What Media In Australia? | Media Law | Scoop.it

Currently, Australian Law doesn’t allow any one media player to own a radio, TV and print operation. Known as the “two out of three”...

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After Poland Compares EU To Nazis, Brussels Launches "Unprecedented" Review Of Polish Media Laws

After Poland Compares EU To Nazis, Brussels Launches "Unprecedented" Review Of Polish Media Laws | Media Law | Scoop.it

Big surprise that the NPR coverage of this story this morning emphasized the European Union's supposed commitment to "the rule of law." The backward Poles we were to understand were the ones in the...

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Britain opts out of EU law setting social media age of consent at 16

Britain opts out of EU law setting social media age of consent at 16 | Media Law | Scoop.it

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram will be able to process data of anyone 13 and
over after agreement reached

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ECHR: Copyright vs. freedom of expression

ECHR: Copyright vs. freedom of expression | Media Law | Scoop.it

Die Entscheidung entspricht der von mir bereits früher im Kommentar Mestmäcker / Schulze /Deumeland , Kommentar
zum deutschen Urheberrecht, vertretenen Ansicht.
Deumeland

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Remix, Lessig, Star Wars: discussion

Remix,  Lessig, Star Wars: discussion | Media Law | Scoop.it
[Editor Charlie says: As of Christmas Day (7 days in release) "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has grossed $890 million in worldwide box office. “How better to revive a 30-year-old series than by enlisting armies of kids to make the content interesting again?”  Well, that's one better way.] This is a repost from July 15, 2007 In his…
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Draft law provision on the administrative removal and blocking of online copyright infringing content. Will 2016 bring more “happiness” to Greek copyright law?

Draft law provision on the administrative removal and blocking of online copyright infringing content. Will 2016 bring more “happiness” to Greek copyright law? | Media Law | Scoop.it

The draft law for the implementation in Greece of Directive 2014/26/EU on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market, which was released...

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CJEU: SBS Belgium v. SABAM, C-325/14, 19 November 2015

CJEU: SBS Belgium v. SABAM, C-325/14, 19 November 2015 | Media Law | Scoop.it

In response to a reference from the Brussels Court of Appeal, the CJEU held that Article 3(1) of Directive 2001/29/EC (the Infosoc Directive) must be interpreted as meaning that a broadcasting organisation does not carry out an act of...

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ERGA published two reports on the protection of minors and on the scope of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)

ERGA  published two reports on the protection of minors and on the scope of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) | Media Law | Scoop.it
These reports were adopted in December 2015 as a result of ERGA Work Programme for 2015. The Report on material jurisdiction in a converged environment gives feedback on issues such as definition of the audiovisual media service. In this context it refers to the "TV like" criterion and the notion of "principal purpose of one service". It also gives recommendations on the notion of editorial responsibility and other issues that impact the material scope of the AVMSD.

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Comment définir un service audiovisuel ? Qu'entend-t-on par responsabilité éditoriale ? Comment redéfinir un socle de protection des mineurs pour les contenus linéaires et non linéaires? Les régulateurs européens formulent leurs recommandations.

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Poland tells EU to keep out of Polish affairs over media law | Reuters

Poland tells EU to keep out of Polish affairs over media law | Reuters | Media Law | Scoop.it
Poland dismissed European Commission concern on Friday that a new law on state-run media threatened media freedom, warning Brussels not to interfere in its affairs on the basis of "biased and politically-engaged" reports.
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Estonian Authors’ Society, Estonian Performers’ Union and Estonian Association of Phonogram Producers vs. Government of the Republic of Estonia (“Blank tape levy” case)

Estonian Authors’ Society, Estonian Performers’ Union and Estonian Association of Phonogram Producers vs. Government of the Republic of Estonia (“Blank tape levy” case) | Media Law | Scoop.it

An interesting case about the legality of a regulation issued by the Estonian Government on the “blank tape levy” The Estonian Authors’ Society, Estonian Performers’ Union and Estonian Association of Phonogram Producers...

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