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EU Parliament publishes workshop papers: "Building blocks of the Ubiquitous Digital Single Market"

Russia tightens regulation for media acquisitions by foreigners

The Russian government enforces tighter control over foreign-owned mass-media operating in Russia. While CNN already announced to go off the air in Russia at the end of this year – after 21 years of local retransmission - other media companies will have ask state authorities if they want to acquire even small shares in local media companies.
Vedomosti online reports today that, according to a new ruling, any foreign company acquiring media shares in Russia above 25 percent of the company’s capital needs to ask the antimonopoly committee for permission.
The new regulation is based on the Law on foreign investments in strategic industries, entering into force December 6th. This comes in addition to further legislative changes entering into force in 2016, limiting foreign ownership in any media to 20 percent.
Also, the threshold for limitations will change: While at the moment regulatory restrictions concern TV, radio companies, and newspapers above a daily circulation of 1mln single copy…

EU Parliament publishes presentations of its Hearing on the future of copyright in Europe