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1306, 2019

La Liga’s approach to clamp down on piracy leads to a fine

June 13th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , |

La Liga has defended its actions having received a €250,000 penalty from The Spanish Data Protection Agency. The fine was levied because in an attempt to crack down on piracy through using technology La Liga, in fact, breached GDPR. The case against La Liga is that when a user accesses La Liga’s android app the microphone on the device [...]

1106, 2019

FIFA World Cup 2030: Spain and Portugal to consider a joint bid

June 11th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , |

On 8 June the Spanish and Portuguese Football Federations released a Press Statement declaring their intention to start a "thorough process to analyse the possibility of presenting a joint bid." The statement went on: "Both federations want to take the opportunity to communicate that the governments of both countries are adequately informed about the process, as they will be [...]

506, 2019

FIFA Responds to NMC on News Organisation Copyright

June 5th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , |

The decision of major news agencies against sending video journalists tomorrow (June 6th) to FIFA’s showcase event on women’s football has led to a FIFA response. The agencies strongly object to FIFA obligating news organisations to assign copyright in their own news video material to FIFA. FIFA said: Please be informed that FIFA hasn’t changed its longstanding position with [...]

406, 2019

News Agencies Limit Coverage Over FIFA Copyright Claim

June 4th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , |

The News Media Coalition says FIFA policy reduces news publicity of women's football event Major news agencies are downscaling their coverage of the inaugural FIFA Women's Football Convention starting Thursday because the sports body insists it owns the copyright to video news content produced by news organisations. Agence France Press, Thomson Reuters, the Press Association, Associated Press, its affiliate, [...]

205, 2019

New panel starring Amal Clooney created to tackle global anti-press legislation

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , |

At a time when press freedom around the world is being challenged by strict laws and journalists are being murdered in the line of duty, this panel instigated by the G7 to ‘promote best practice to protect a free media’ shows a firm commitment to defend media freedom and highlight assaults and restrictions on journalists globally. The renowned lawyer, [...]

205, 2019

FIFA and China reach new levels of cooperation

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , |

The suspicion that China is preparing a bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup is building as the Chinese Football Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FIFA on 24 April. This understanding enhances FIFA’s and China’s cooperation, as FIFA will work to accelerate football development potential in the country.  Concretely, these efforts will focus on improving the structures, [...]