Report Looks at Film and TV Distribution and the Internet in Europe

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Tue, 06/10/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

A new report available now offers insights into the ways in which the Internet is changing the marketing and delivering of television and film content in Europe. This companion volume to Andrew Sparrows Music Distribution and the Internet: A Legal Guide for the Music Business focuses on the practical application of UK and EU law as it applies to the distribution of television and film through the Internet. This includes terms of contract and copyright as they affect studios broadcasters sales agents distributors Internet service providers film financiers and online film retailers; as well as areas such as the licensing of rights. It also covers the commercial aspects of delivering film and television services to a customer base including engaging with new content platforms strategic agreements with content aggregators protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights data and consumer protection and payment online marketing and advertising. Report Index: The impact of the internet on film and television distribution Online contracts for the sale of film titles and merchandise Website Terms and Conditions for the supply of film DVDs and other movie merchandise over the internet The Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 Protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights in online film and television content The marketing of film titles and merchandise online Collecting online data about film buying audiences The Distance Selling Regulations and online film title and merchandise sales Paying for film downloads Engaging with new content platforms Strategic agreements between the online film company and content aggregators Online advertising and promotion of film and television titles and merchandise Electronic signatures and online film sales Disability discrimination issues for film websites Whose law applies to film sales over the internet The Audiovisual Services Directive Research and Markets