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EU Antitrust Investigation of film studios and sky

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EU antitrust investigation of Hollywood film studios’ geo-blocking arrangements with Sky - Update

On 23 July 2015 the European Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Paramount alleging that certain clauses in content licensing agreements.

27 July 2016
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Merger control reform and challenges in the EU and UK

This article discusses recently considered and currently proposed merger control reforms in the EU and UK, including relevance to the digital sector.

26 July 2016
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European Commission’s draft Geo-Blocking Regulation fails to clear the way

The European Commission’s proposed Geo-Blocking Regulation fails to address some of the key e-commerce concerns the Commission had previously identified.

21 June 2016
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The CMA steps up competition law enforcement in the online market place

This article was written by Andrew Morrison (associate)Ultra FinishingsOn 10 May 2016 the UK Competition and Markets Authority (the CMA) fined Ultra Finishing Limited (Ultra) £786,668 for infringement...

21 June 2016
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No ‘online platform’ EU regulation (for now), but general e-commerce rules will apply

European Commission refrains from imposing regulations specifically targeting online platforms, for now. General EU e-commerce rules will however apply.

20 June 2016
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Online platforms - travel agencies fined for cartel conduct

Phillip Girardet, EU, Competition & Regulatory partner, discusses how online platforms offer no special protection for possible cartel conduct following a recent CJEU decision.

23 May 2016
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European Commission findings on geo-blocking in EU e-commerce sector – implications for businesses

European Commission finds widespread geo-blocking practices in the EU e-commerce sector. We discuss the story so far and what businesses can expect.

21 April 2016
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The Digital Single Market Strategy – what comes next?

We consider EU legislative developments resulting from the Digital Single Market Strategy, and possible implications for businesses.

21 April 2016
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Commission announces first raft of legislation under Digital Single Market Strategy

The Commission introduces legislation harmonising copyright law, contracts for digital content and e-commerce in the internal market.

European Director-General for Competition on the digital sector and the drive for an EU-wide Digital Single Market

Director-General for Competition gives first speech on competition challenges facing the digital sector and the drive for an EU Digital Single Market.

Europe’s Bright Digital Future?

A Digital Single Market for Europe? The European Commission sets out 16 initiatives to make it happen.

08 May 2015
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