Industry Report: Copyright and legal issue of the audiovisual sector
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An American study has shown that taking the sites Megaupload and Megavideo offline has given some momentum back to legal offerings for films on the internet. Its conclusions should be taken with a grain of salt.
The European Audiovisual Observatory has just released its latest IRIS plus report "Answers to Internet Piracy" which offers a brand new analysis of the what is being done to combat piracy in Europe, with a special focus on Russia
Stéphane Lieser, Barrister in Paris, presented the main legal issues about co-productions. He detailed the key items to keep in mind when drafting co-production contracts: "Co-productions are difficult in any way. Producers should try to spend as much time as they can with their co-producers to understand what they mean."
The European Audiovisual Observatory chose to mark the 100th anniversary of film music by publishing a new IRIS Plus report focusing on the basic issues concerning music rights for producers of music works, film composers and musicians.
Here are the themes discussed during the seminary on the copyright forms between analogic and digital content. This event took place on 30 October 2008, at the Teatro Studio dell’Auditorium Parco della Musica, in Rome. Organised with the help of the SIAE, the event was the third and last meeting during the Rome International Film Festival.
The UK government has taken its first steps to curb rampant online film piracy as set out in a wide reaching interim report with film industry benefits titled Digital Britain, produced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.