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In a fast-changing technological, political and regulatory environment, we advise our Members on specific legal issues, offering practical solutions in the fields of EU and national competition, copyright and media law that are specific to their needs. 

We analyse proposals, explore the implications with legislators and promote a legal framework which allows our Members to operate with optimum efficiency whilst continuing to contribute to the democratic, social and cultural needs of society. We also manage EBU membership and statutory matters and advise on all EBU contracts, including the Eurovision Song Contest, sports, news and networks.

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Case Notes

08 DECEMBER 2017

CJEU decision on EU negotiation positions in international bodies

Implications for the balance of power between the Commission and Council in establishing EU negotiation...

05 MAY 2017

European Court of Human Rights rules on balance between right to private life and freedom of expression

On 21 February 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) determined that Spain had violated the...

21 APRIL 2017

CJEU rules in favour of broadcasters' rights in 2nd TVCatchup case

On March 1st the CJEU ruled in a second case between UK broadcasters and TVCatchup, and underscored once...

Resources

 Contract Toolkit Members only
A selection of sample agreements and model clauses to support our Members' Legal Advisers

 Legal Focus
Research-based guides on issues affecting broadcasters, like copyright, funding, and more

 Position papers
Influencing media policy makers at a national or European level. Representing and defending the interests of the EBU and Members

 Reference texts
A selection of key directives, recommendations and declarations from the EU and the Council of Europe, and other major European and international texts relating to media law