Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — March 2014

By Nick Fitzpatrick and Patrick Mitchell

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group.



  • Italy: product placement — rules and trends in Italy
  • France: new procedure for moving a DTT channel from free to pay


  • India and Canada sign co-production agreement

Internet and digital media

  • Italy: YouTube — Telecinco 2-0. and in Italy?
  • Germany: more detail around claims against ‘typo-squatting’?
  • Google Vividown sets new rules on internet liability
  • Svensson — when is it okay to link to third-party content?
  • Spain: reform of intellectual property law — including the so-called Google news tax


  • US: will you be ‘sorry for party rocking’ if you are liable for copyright infringement?
  • European Parliament adopts Collective Rights Management Directive


  • UK: public lending right scheme consultation

Sports pages

  • Italy: AGCOM procedure for the approval of the guidelines for football media rights in 2015–18
  • UK: new controls on alcohol sponsorship
  • Italy: opportunities for DTT frequencies in the Italian market
  • Australia: senate scrutinises state of scalping

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