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Copyright, Competition, and Controversy: Press Publishers’ Right under the Copyright Directive

French Competition Authority orders Google to negotiate remuneration with press publishers and news agencies under Article 15 of the Copyright Directive (as implemented in France). By Deborah Kirk, Elva Cullen, Rachael Astin, and Grace Erskine Background In April 2019 the European Parliament officially adopted Directive (EU) 2019/790 on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single … Continue Reading

What Does Brexit Mean for the Copyright Directive in the UK?

Companies may face a challenging regulatory environment following the EU-wide implementation of the Copyright Directive by 7 June 2021. By Deborah J. Kirk and Rachael Astin On 21 January 2020, the UK government confirmed that the UK will not be required to implement the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market 2019/790 (Copyright Directive) … Continue Reading

Italian Football Ready to Rejoin Financial Elite

Increased revenue, improved governance, and innovative financing in Serie A are drawing interest from overseas investors. By Giancarlo D’Ambrosio In the 1980s and 1990s, Italian football dominated the European football industry, achieving consistent success on the field and attracting a vast global audience. Italy’s top division, Serie A, is still among the best in the … Continue Reading

Could Spotify’s Direct Listing Process Be Used In Europe?

By James Inness and Sean Meehan Latham & Watkins recently advised the largest global music streaming subscription service in the world, Spotify, on its successful New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listing using a novel direct listing process. Spotify’s direct listing did not involve a primary or secondary offer. In addition, no underwriters were appointed, no … Continue Reading

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