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07 December 2016
25 May 2016: The European Commission has proposed wording for the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)
Lewis Silkin advises Haymarket Media Group on the sale of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network
Deal25 November 2016
Lewis Silkin has advised long-standing client Haymarket Media Group, the privately held media company, on the sale of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network, a specialist online motor racing content and events company.
Inbrief15 November 2016
The law of defamation and also the law of privacy is at a watershed. Since the beginning of 2010 the media have stepped up their campaign for a change in our laws, for more flexibility and a greater ability for freedom of expression to be paramount. This has been much more evident since the Human Rights Act 1998 incorporated the European Convention of Human Rights. This inbrief is intended to show how best to try and avoid a letter before action and a claim, when legal advice is appropriate and what to do when you get a complaint.
08 November 2016
Retailers are increasingly becoming broadcasters and looking to sell their goods via shoppable videos and other platforms.
Press13 September 2016
Lewis Silkin is proud to have worked alongside trade body ISBA (The Incorporated Society of British Advertisers) to draft a new legal template for brands dealing with the emerging world of YouTube vloggers and other creators.
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.
Inbrief19 April 2016
Reputation protection which embodies our law of defamation has become increasingly important. Together with the law of privacy, including confidentiality, reputation protection is a vital right for individuals and corporations, especially the advertising industry where image and celebrity rights attract so much attention.
Deal26 January 2016
Lewis Silkin has advised StoryFirst PST Limited, the independent media investment company on its joint venture with leading provider of studio and related services to the global film and television industry, Pinewood Group plc.
Press15 January 2016
We have written an article for C21Media discussing the increasing financial pressure on the BBC to reduce its dependence on the licence fee.
Press28 October 2015
Originally published in Broadcast: Fremantle Media UK has written to Sky and the indie behind Bring the Noise seeking assurances that the music panel show is unrelated to a format it previously pitched to the broadcaster.
Press23 October 2015
We have been quoted in an article on One Direction fans' backlash against the band's management, which is appearing in the upcoming edition of Billboard magazine and online.
Press01 October 2015
Lewis Silkin today announces the appointment of digital media expert David Deakin as a partner in the firm’s renowned Media, Brands and Technology (MBT) team. He joins Lewis Silkin from Wiggin LLP where he drove many digital media initiatives.
Virginia shooting raises questions around whether Facebook and Twitter should shut off autoplay when graphic videos circulate
Press01 September 2015
Jo Farmer has been quoted in an article by The Drum which discusses the use of autoplay functions by Facebook and Twitter following the tragic shooting of two journalists last week in Virginia. Jo comments on how the feature becomes problematic when viewers get no warning that they’re about to see potentially distressful content.
Inbrief19 July 2015
Online publishing via social media is now instant, free and easily accessible. Anyone can publish content without much in the way of control or the input of an in-house legal team to veto high risk content. Such freedom and accessibility raises issues for online publishers who face the possibility of claims of defamation and breach of privacy.
Inbrief05 June 2015
With digital content becoming ever more popular and users becoming more sophisticated, all those involved in the online publishing industry need to be aware of the risks that come with the rewards of digital content.
Inbrief26 April 2015
This paper is based on that extensive experience, and sets out a number of practical steps that you can take to make the protection of television formats easier for those that have invested substantial time and money in their creation.
Inbrief05 April 2015
“The exercise of restraint over the media by means of the threat and/or use of all available legal and regulatory mechanisms” - The deinition of Meda Management
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.
Press28 October 2014
Cliff Fluet has been quoted in Billboard.com's write up of the Entertainment Business Law Seminar at the 2014 CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.