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Pre-filing and post-filing licence renewal announcement reminder for TV stations in certain states download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 29-Jul-2014

TV, Class A TV and locally originating LPTV stations licensed to communities in some states must begin airing pre-filing license renewal announcements on 1 August 2014. 

Biennial ownership reports are due for non-commercial radio and TV stations in certain states download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 29-Jul-2014

The staggered deadlines for non-commercial radio and television stations to file biennial ownership reports remain in effect.

Annual EEO Public File Report deadline for stations in California, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 29-Jul-2014

This Broadcast Station Advisory highlights the upcoming deadlines for compliance with the FCC’s EEO rule.

Glasgow 2014 — a local legacy download subscription

Nabarro 28-Jul-2014

At 08:45 on 24 July, after eight years of planning, sports at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games kicked off with lawn bowls.

FCC Enforcement Monitor — cramming scheme results in $1.6m fine; violation of retransmission consent rules; and more download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 28-Jul-2014

Pillsbury has released the July 2014 issue of its FCC Enforcement Monitor.

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Tariffpalooza 2014 — the Copyright Board certifies tariffs at a furious pace download subscription

Dentons 31-Jul-2014

Re:Sound’s Tariff 8 is already the subject of an application for judicial review and has been the impetus for a public debate about the appropriateness of licence fees.

You’re getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (part 13) download subscription

Dentons 31-Jul-2014

A Montreal-based artist is suing the producer and broadcaster of 30 Vies — on the basis that footage of a graffiti tag in the opening credits constitutes copyright infringement.

You’re getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (part 12) download subscription

Dentons 30-Jul-2014

The producers, distributors and broadcasters of Southland are being sued by the family of a deceased individual whose autopsy photo is used in the opening credits.

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Tax Briefings

GST and rental guarantees — a new ATO determination download subscription

DLA Piper 31-Jul-2014

The ATO has issued a new goods and services tax (GST) determination, GSTD 2014/3, relating to GST and rental guarantee arrangements.

HMRC in VAT surrender download subscription

Nabarro 30-Jul-2014

HMRC has finally confirmed that the surrender of a lease subject to tenancies can constitute a ‘transfer of a going concern’ with the result that no VAT is payable. 

Government publishes response to consultation — freedom and choice in pensions download subscription

Allen & Overy 30-Jul-2014

The government has published its response to the ‘Freedom and choice in pensions’ consultation. Individuals aged 55 or over will be able to access their entire DC pension flexibly.

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The perils of ‘revenge porn’ — part two download subscription

Collyer Bristow 18-Jul-2014

One in 10 ex-partners have threatened to expose risqué images of their ex-partner online, with around 20 sites operating in the UK where people can view revenge porn images.

From the firm of the week

Do cyber attacks affect share price? download subscription

Schillings 24-Jul-2014

It’s often suggested that a cyber breach can devastate share price. But is this right?

George Clooney defends future mother-in-law against Daily Mail download subscription

Schillings 14-Jul-2014

George Clooney has released a long statement condemning the Daily Mail for what he claims was a ‘completely fabricated’ article about his fiancée Amal Alamuddin’s mother.

Divorce proceedings become more reportable following High Court judgment download subscription

Schillings 9-Jul-2014

Up until now, journalists have been allowed to sit in private divorce hearings but they have, in most cases, been unable to report on most of what they hear.

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Litigation Briefings

PPF and overseas employers: new regulations fail to solve the problem download subscription

Nabarro 31-Jul-2014

The list of ‘insolvency events’ suffered by an employer that are required in order to qualify a scheme for PPF entry does not include events occurring outside the UK.

Multi-sourcing: maximising the benefits and addressing the SIAM challenge download subscription

Kemp Little 31-Jul-2014

This paper outlines the key benefits of multi-sourcing, the challenges and risks and the options available to customers to manage these risks.

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Information Technology Briefings

Multi-sourcing: maximising the benefits and addressing the SIAM challenge download subscription

Kemp Little 31-Jul-2014

This paper outlines the key benefits of multi-sourcing, the challenges and risks and the options available to customers to manage these risks.

Mobile payments — technological, contractual and regulatory convergence download subscription

Kemp Little 31-Jul-2014

Mobile payments has been heralded as a growth area in technology, retail and financial services for some time now.

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    How to grow PEP by 46 per cent: a lesson from Osborne Clarke

    The firm’s revenue is up 26 per cent and profit per equity partner up 46 per cent, but just what is the secret behind the massive growth at Osborne Clarke?

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    In harmony – the Universal Music/ KWMSJB relationship

    How music giant Universal and its external legal adviser maintain a harmonious and enduring working relationship 

  • Bale

    Summer Round-up: Deals, booted

    Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.

  • C4 team

    All 4 one

    Keeping cutting-edge Channel 4 TV shows on the rails calls for some radical action by its in-house lawyers. No wonder they are award-winners

  • Gail Crawford

    Clouded issues

    IT services are all about the cloud these days, but what’s the attraction and what are the legal risks?

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    Place matters

    With so many tools of communication now in use, identifying the locations of stored data and their various laws regarding disclosure is essential, say Phil Beckett and Tristan Jenkinson

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    Good looking

    An updated e-discovery direction means laying the groundwork for a search will be a key component of success. Adam Clemens’ message is clear: be prepared

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    Right direction

    The most recent e-discovery practice direction has been pitched just right and should be followed as a matter of course, says Vince Neicho