A promotional video is not an ‘audio-visual media service’ for the purposes of the AVMS Directive

July 10, 2018

The CJEU has ruled that a Peugeot Germany YouTube channel (to which promotional videos were uploaded) does not constitute an ‘audio-visual media service’ (AVMS) for the purposes of the AVMS Directive (2010/13/EU).  As such, the channel’s promotional videos are not exempted from the provisions of the Car Labelling Directive (1999/94/EC) which require certain videos to… Read more »

High Court rejects claim of joint authorship in a screenplay

July 10, 2018

The screenplay for the film Florence Foster Jenkins was written by Nicholas Martin, as sole author.  Mr Martin’s ex-girlfriend Julia Kogan’s contributions to the creation of the screenplay were not sufficiently collaborative. Business impact Film and TV producers are often concerned about the contribution of co-authors, early stage contributors to development.  Whilst clear-cut IP assignments… Read more »

£60 million boost to UK children’s television

July 9, 2018

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced the development of a new multi-million pound pilot fund to help increase the variety of children’s television in the UK. Business impact From 2019, £60 million will be made available to creators of children’s television content as part of a three-year pilot scheme aimed at creating greater variety in… Read more »


July 3, 2018

Welcome to the Employment Department Summer Briefing 2018. In this edition we look at: HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE: ARE THE TABLES TURNING? SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE – EQUAL TO MATERNITY LEAVE? PART-TIME WORKERS – PUBLIC AND BANK HOLIDAYS If you would like to discuss any of the points raised, please get in touch with a member… Read more »