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FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
First applications for incentives in 2022 on the PISF reserve list
The register of financial support kept by the Polish Film Institute shows that the first applications for financial support this year were placed on a reserve list. This means that the pool of funds provided in 2022 for this form of support for producers of audiovisual works is about to be used up. Under the [...]


FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
What's new in the 2022 Operational Programmes?
4 February 2022 was the deadline for submitting applications under the first session of the Film Production Operational Programme for 2022. What are the Operational Programmes of the Polish Film Institute and what changes await us this year? PISF Operational Programmes The act of 30 June 2005 on cinematography obliges the Polish Film Institute to [...]


ADVERTISING & EVENTS
YouTube channel as a VOD service - notification obligation and other requirements under the Broadcasting Act.
The National Broadcasting Council has issued a communiqué reminding of the obligation to apply for an entry on the list kept by the Chairman of the National Broadcasting Council. The communiqué also confirms that - upon fulfilling certain prerequisites - the obligation to notify, and consequently other obligations incumbent on VOD providers, also covers entities [...]


ADVERTISING & EVENTS
Commercial communications in the light of the amended Broadcasting Act
On 1 November 2021, an amendment to the Broadcasting Act came into force. The changes are due to the need to implement Directive 2018/1808 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 November 2018[1]. In addition to the provisions on the operation of video sharing platforms, or changes to the labelling of content [...]


FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
Video sharing platforms in light of the amended Broadcasting Act
On 1 November 2021, an amendment to the Broadcasting Act and the Cinematography Act came into force, which introduced full regulation of video sharing platforms. How is the situation for providers shaping up right now? Implementation of the directive The changes introduced by the amendment were due to the need to implement Directive 2018/1808 of [...]


ADVERTISING & EVENTS
New obligations for video content providers starting in November!
The amendments to the Broadcasting Act and the Cinematography Act entered into force on 1 November 2021, and selected provisions will apply from 1 January 2022. The amendments are due to the need to implement Directive 2018/1808 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 November 2018. [1] In addition to regulating the [...]


FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
New version of the Incentives Act - what changes will be made?
Public consultations are underway on the draft amendment to the Act of 9 November 2018 on financial support for audiovisual production, the so-called Incentives Act. Among other things, the draft provides the end of the automatic granting of grants and indicates that applications for funding will be reviewed by independent experts. Current rules Three years [...]


FASHION, CULTURE & ART
A “Big” amendment to Copyright Law -the Public Lending Right.
As we wrote in our previous entry the Senate recently adopted changes to the draft “big” amendment to the Copyright Law. One of the most significant changes is the introduction of the right to receive payments for the public lending of works by public libraries. The law will only involve lyrical works, created or published [...]


FASHION, CULTURE & ART
A “Big” Amendment to Copyright Law - Permissible Public Use
On 7 August 2015 the Senate adopted changes to the so called “big” amendment to the Copyright Law. It is one of three amendments to the Copyright Law which the Polish legislatur e has recently developed — along with a “small” amendment of 17 July 2015 and an amendment regarding broadcasting   by radio and television stations. [...]


FASHION, CULTURE & ART
The President of the Republic of Poland has signed a “small” amendment to the Copyright Act that increases the rights of performers
On July 2, 2015, the President of the Republic of Poland signed a “small” amendment to the Copyright Act. It is one of the three amendments to the Copyright Act – together with a “big” amendment and amendment regarding the rights of broadcasters in the scope of re-broadcasting its own productions – which has recently [...]


PERSONAL RIGHTS AND MEDIA CRISES
„Crook, thief, hypocrite” – negative comments on Allegro and personal rights of the seller
The Regional Court in Lublin through its judgment of September 4, 2014 (file no. II Ca 366/14) ordered a defendant who wrote a negative comment about a seller’s account on the Allegro auction service to pay the amount of 300 PLN by way of compensation for infringing the personal rights of the seller. In the [...]


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