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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

22 March 2019
Federico Hernández Arroyo Excessive fines deemed unconstitutional in landmark Supreme Court of Justice declaration

Mexico - Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The Supreme Court of Justice recently declared that an article of the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law – which provided that the minimum fine for any violation of the law not otherwise expressly penalised in another law was 1% of the offender's annual income – to be unconstitutional. This declaration may signal that the court intends to participate more regularly in shaping Mexico's legal framework in order to rectify deficiencies created by Congress.

Author: Federico Hernández Arroyo
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Katarzyna Michalowska New film production support scheme launched

Poland - Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

Under a new financial support scheme, the Polish Film Institute will now offer cash rebates as a form of support for the production of feature films, documentaries, animated films and TV series. The general aims of the scheme are to assist the audiovisual market, attract foreign capital, support the production of films in Poland and promote the country and its cultural heritage abroad.

Author: Katarzyna Michalowska
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Arthur Shay Cable TV operators battle media on demand

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

The National Communications Commission (NCC) recently authorised Chunghwa Telecom, the largest telecoms operator in Taiwan, to use aggregate channels for its media-on-demand service. Unsurprisingly, local cable TV operators have protested the NCC's one-sided decision and demanded the same liberalised regulations. While the future of cable TV in Taiwan remains uncertain, over-the-top media services such as Netflix may be the only way to resurrect pay TV businesses.

Author: Arthur Shay
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Recent updates

Michael Woller Influencer marketing – Advertising Council adopts specific rules

Austria - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Authors: Michael Woller, Dominik Hofmarcher
Jürg Schneider Illegal streaming: internet access providers not liable for third-party platforms

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Christophe Gösken
Stanislav Rumyantsev Russian authorities apply GDPR-style rules to web analytics

Russia - Gorodissky & Partners

Author: Stanislav Rumyantsev
Samuel Yang New campaign to stop apps from unlawfully collecting and processing personal data

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Samuel Yang, Yang Chen

Upcoming events

IPBC Europe 2019

March 27-28 2019 – Paris, France

In the era of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), European companies are faced with a number of exciting opportunities – but also significant IP challenges. At a time when old methods of managing IP are becoming redundant, IPBC Europe 2019 will explore how IP executives inside the continent’s businesses can devise and build sustainable value creation programmes in a rapidly changing world. At IAM’s IPBC Europe 2019 – taking place in Paris on 27 and 28 March – these issues and more will receive detailed consideration. Designed by and for European IP owners, the programme for IPBC Europe 2019 will explore how IP managers inside the continent’s businesses can devise and build sustainable value creation programmes in the rapidly changing world.

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IBA – 4th Mergers and Acquisitions in the Technology Sector Conference

28-29 March 2019 – Barcelona, Spain

This year’s conference will once again bring together leading professionals to debate the hottest M&A issues affecting the technology sector.

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