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EU-Gerichtshof: Mündliche Verhandlung in der Rechtssache C-516/17 Spiegel Online - Umfang des urheberrechtlichen Zitatrechts der Presse

3. Juli 2018 - 11.00 Uhr 
Ein Bundestagsabgeordneter hat die Spiegel Online GmbH vor deutschen Gerichten auf Unterlassung und Schadensersatz verklagt, nachdem diese in einem Pressebericht auf ihrem Internetportal Links zu ein von ihm verfassten Manuskript, in dem er sich zum Sexualstrafrecht geäußert hatte, sowie dem 1988 als Buchbeitrag erschienen Text gesetzt hatte. In dem Pressebericht vertrat die Autorin die Ansicht, der Bundestagsabgeordnete habe die Öffentlichkeit jahrelang hinters Licht geführt. Die Originaldokumente belegten, dass das Manuskript nahezu identisch mit dem Buchbeitrag und die zentrale Aussage des Bundestagsabgeordneten keineswegs im Sinn verfälscht worden sei. Der Bundestagsabgeordnete sieht in der Veröffentlichung der Texte eine Verletzung seines Urheberrechts. Der Bundesgerichtshof hat dem EuGH in diesem Zusammenhang eine Reihe von Fragen zum Umfang des urheberrechtlichen Zitatrechts vorgelegt (siehe auch Pressemitteilung des BGH Nr. 124/17). Heute findet die mü…

EU Parliament publishes its briefing on the EU's Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)

Source: Briefing - The Audiovisual Media Services Directive - 14-06-2018

On 6 June 2018, European Parliament negotiators and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council agreed on an updated EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive, based on the proposal presented by the Commission on 25 May 2016. The overarching goal of the proposal is to bring about a balance between competitiveness and consumer protection. It therefore aims to introduce flexibility when restrictions only applicable to TV are no longer justified, promote European films, protect minors and tackle hate speech more efficiently. The proposal also reflects a new approach to online platforms. Following the informal agreement, the text is expected to be put to the vote in plenary in autumn 2018. Fifth edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

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Audiovisual media services: EU agreement on a directive to protect minors, boost competitiveness and promote European content

Source: EU Council Link On 13 June EU ambassadors confirmed an agreementreached on 6 June 2018 between the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council and the European Parliament representatives on modernising the existing rules on the provision ofaudiovisual media services in Europe. Good policy-making involves ensuring that our rules are up to date and reflect modern technology. As a result of this agreement on audiovisual media services we will be better equipped to protect consumers and children, fight the spread of hate speech and safeguard media pluralism and independence. Boil Banov, minister for culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and president of the CouncilThe proposal for a revision of the directive on the provision of audiovisual media services in the light of changing market realities (AVMSD) was presented by the Commission in 2016after a thorough evaluation of the previous 2010 AVMSD. This evaluation highlighted the need to ensure a level playing field between the traditional broadca…

EU Commission Q&A on Modernisation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)

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Brussels, 7 June 2018 +++  QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS +++  Modernisation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive +++  Why was the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) revised? The media landscape has shifted dramatically in less than a decade. Instead of sitting in front of the family TV, millions of Europeans, especially young people, watch content online, on demand and on different mobile devices. Children are watching less traditional TV: the average daily viewing time for young Europeans was 2 hours in 2014 i.e. about half as much as the average viewer (source).Global internet video share in consumer internet traffic is expected to increase from 64% in 2014 to 80% by 2019 (source).Taking these new developments into account, as well as the Commission proposal to review the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), the European Parliament and the Council reached yesterday a political agreement on the revised rules. This paves the way to creating a reg…