Recent Law press releases & news

[PRESSWIRE] Rennes - May 16th, 2019 -- In order to develop technologies that protect video-content, Viaccess-Orca, a subsidiary of the Orange Group, is joining b<>com. The first step in this long-term partnership is a unique innovation in watermarking that tracks pirates who redistribute illegal streaming services.

[PRESSWIRE] Brussels – 03 May – 2019 -- The European Publishers Council (EPC) is delighted to sponsor the fifth edition of “Difference Day” taking place in Brussels today, 3 May, to celebrate UN World Press Freedom Day.

 [PRESSWIRE] Brussels - 16th April 2019 -- ISFE, the association representing the European video games industry, welcomes the recent decision by the Danish Gambling Authority (see note to editors) to request that telecoms companies block 15 illegal skin-betting websites in Denmark.

[PRESSWIRE] United States - 15 April 2019 -- In Las Vegas, b<>com won the Product of the Year Award given to the most successful and promising technologies in the broadcast industry. This prize is awarded each year by a panel of independent experts at the NAB Show (National Association for Broadcasters), the world’s largest event for this industry. Already a Technology Innovation Award winner at the NAB Show 2017, b<>com’s *Universal HDR Converter Box* technology has now been honored twice by industry professionals.

[PRESSWIRE] Brussels - 15 April 2019 -- Europe’s press publishers, represented by the European Magazine Media Association (EMMA), the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA), the European Publishers’ Council (EPC) and News Media Europe (NME), welcome today’s adoption by the Council of the long-awaited EU copyright reform that introduces the crucial neighbouring right for press publishers (Article 15).  Member states must implement the reform into national law by 2021.

[PRESSWIRE] Brussels – 26 March, 2019 -- After two and a half years of debate and regulatory scrutiny, MEPs adopted the controversial EU copyright reform today, Tuesday, 26th May paving the way for a healthier digital ecosystem for press publishers, creators, users and platforms.

[PRESSWIRE] Brussels – 14 March, 2019 -- In the week that Spotify has launched an EU competition case against Apple for imposing unfair and discriminatory conditions on competing services in its app-store, European Publishers Council Chairman and CEO of de Persgroep, Christian Van Thillo, highlights that this same challenge is also faced by news publishers offering apps for media consumers.

[PRESSWIRE] Brussels – 26 February, 2019 -- The European Parliament’s JURI (Legal Affairs) committee took a democratic step closer to achieving a copyright that is fit for the digital age when it voted today in favour of the text agreed in Trilogue.

[PRESSWIRE] Brussels – 18 February, 2019 -- The European Publishers Council (EPC) welcomes the UK Parliament’s newly-published report “Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ by the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Committee which calls for clear legal liabilities to be established for tech companies to act against harmful or illegal content on their sites.

[PRESSWIRE] BRUSSELS - 05 July 2018 -- Today in Strasbourg, MEPs voted to obstruct a crucial EU Copyright Reform from progressing to the final legislative stage, succumbing to an intense lobby of MANIPULATIVE anti-copyright campaigners, US internet giants and vested interests who benefit from stealing and monetising publishers’ valuable content.