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09 May 2017
From 6 April this year, all large UK companies (and limited liability partnerships) are now subject to a new regime which requires them to publish, on a Government website, detailed reports on their supplier payment policies and practices. The Regulations are designed to create public transparency of large businesses’ payment policies and practices, primarily for the benefit of small and medium-sized suppliers.
30 March 2017
We have written an article for GamesIndustry.biz, one of the leading websites for news and information about the global video games industry. The article comments on a recent kart racing suit filed by Nintendo and offers advice for game companies.
“(Section 55) Shades of Gray” - using the Data Protection Act to prevent employees misusing or taking data27 February 2017
A recent case has highlighted a potentially helpful mechanism in the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) for employers to use if they are concerned about employees taking data when they leave.
22 February 2017
The Immigration Rules regulate immigration of non-Europeans into the UK. Under the Rules, a non-EEA spouse must earn £18,600 each year before being allowed to join their partner in the UK. The lawfulness of this “minimum income requirement” has been scrutinised and ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court, although with some criticism.
07 December 2016
25 May 2016: The European Commission has proposed wording for the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)
08 November 2016
Retailers are increasingly becoming broadcasters and looking to sell their goods via shoppable videos and other platforms.
09 September 2016
The Court of Justice of the European Union yesterday released its judgment in GS Media v Sanoma, which is the latest in a series of judgments on the legality of posting links to third party content on the internet.
08 June 2016
We reported late last year on a dispute between rapper Rick Ross and dance-pop duo LMFAO over the use of a hook “everyday I’m hustlin’” / “everyday I’m shufflin’” (see here). Well, the arguments over what constitutes legitimate ‘borrowing’ from musical works continue.
25 March 2015
City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announces that media and entertainment lawyer Jonathan Monjack is joining its renowned Media, Brands & Technology (MBT) team.