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CMS Quarterly Communications Update - October 2012
Quarterly update summarising regulatory and legal developments from the last three months in the communications, media and satellite sectors in Europe.
8 Nov 2012
Stricter Regulation Of Movie Ratings Could Make Promotion And Disribution More Difficult
The National Media and Communications Authority ("NMHH") has recently passed a new decree ("the Decree") on the indication of motion picture ratings in Hungary.
16 May 2012
New Guidance On Product Placement In Hungary
In accordance with Directive 2010/13/EU ("Audiovisual Media Services Directive"), product placement is permitted under Hungarian law (Act CLXXXV of 2010 on Media Services and Mass Media – "Media Act"), subject to a number of safeguards.
13 Sep 2011
Public Interest Does Not Trump Responsible Journalism
The Court of Appeal decision handed down earlier this week in Flood v Times Newspapers Ltd has landed a telling blow on attempts to erode the law’s insistence on compliance with the highest ethical standards of journalism.
20 Jul 2010
Ofcom Launches Consultation on Product Placement
On 28 June 2010, Ofcom launched a consultation into an amended Broadcasting Code (the "Code") which, when implemented, will allow for product placement in UK television programmes for the first time.
8 Jul 2010
Proposed New Regulation Of TV And On-Demand Digital Services
Guidelines have been published on forthcoming legislative changes to implement EU rules on audiovisual media services.
20 Aug 2009
Transactional TV Gambling To Be Treated As Teleshopping
On 26 May 2009, Ofcom announced in a statement on the Regulation of Transactional TV Gambling Channels that all transactional TV gambling services or transactional gambling "windows" on TV that invite viewers to pay money to take part in gaming (such as roulette or bingo) or to place bets (for example, on virtual horse or dog races) will be treated as teleshopping.
12 Jun 2009
PCC Decision Concerning Undercover Film On The Internet
Newspaper websites carry significantly more material that the actual papers, including audio and visual content. The PCC last year extended its remit to cover audio-visual material on newspaper and magazine websites.
17 Sep 2008
Newspapers Must Apologise With Due Prominence
After publishing an inaccurate article on page 5, the Daily Express buried an apology on page 33.
9 Jul 2007
The BBFC Bans A Video Game
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has taken the unusual step of refusing to grant a certificate for a computer game. As a result, the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii game called Manhunt 2, which no doubt cost millions of pounds to develop, cannot legally be sold in the UK.
22 Jun 2007
Freedom Of Information Act: Public Service Broadcasting
The High Court, in its first judgement on the Freedom of Information Act 2000("FOIA"), has considered a fundamental jurisdictional issue in addition to widening the scope of what information falls within the ambit of "journalism", to which the Act does not apply, giving public service broadcasters greater rights to keep information from being released.
4 Jun 2007
Crackdown On Intercepting Voicemail
As part of the fall-out following the resignation of the News of the World editor, Andy Coulson, over his staff tapping into private voicemail messages, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has told the Press that it should be doing more to stop unwarranted infringement of privacy.
23 May 2007
PCC Remit To Cover Press Websites, Journalists’ Blogs And Podcasts
When dealing with any issues reported in the press make sure you check the publication’s online media as well.
16 Feb 2007
Controversy Over Call TV Quiz Shows
The well publicised controversy surrounding Call TV Quiz shows, where participants pay to enter, rarely connect to the studio and run up large telephone bills in the process, has led to increasing public concern and to the House of Commons and ICSTIS producing recommendations as to how such shows should be regulated.
6 Feb 2007
Public Interest Defence For Newspapers Made Easier
The newspapers' favourite defence to a defamation claim is that, regardless of the truth of a published allegation, the publication was in the public interest. In 2001, in the seminal case of Reynolds v The Times, the House of Lords decided that newspapers could benefit from this defence, where the subject matter was of sufficient public importance and where the defendant had behaved responsibly as a journalist.
16 Oct 2006
Ofcom may face legal action from NHF - children’s advertising consultation
With almost a third of UK children now being overweight, there has been growing social and public policy concern over the increase in childhood obesity. How TV advertising for food and drink should be regulated is one of the most hotly contested debates taking place in the marketing industry today.
13 Jun 2006
Ofcom changes procedures for fairness & privacy complaints
Ofcom, the communications industry regulator recently published new guidelines setting out the way it will handle fairness and privacy complaints.
19 May 2006
London 2012 Olympics: ambush marketing
"We can all be winners from the Games coming to Britain" announced the Government on the successful London Olympic Bid.
20 Mar 2006
Management of online rights in musical works
File sharing has been a very hot topic recently. There has been mounting pressure on the Government to implement legislation to make file sharing illegal. Alternatively there have been concerns that legislation would be too restrictive a method of controlling new technology which has been increasingly popular.
29 Nov 2005
"No win, no fee" claims do not interfere with the media’s right to freedom of expression
The House of Lords on 20 October ruled on the latest instalment of the long-running dispute between Naomi Campbell and Mirror Group Newspapers ("MGN").
24 Oct 2005
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