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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 [...]

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 [...]

Revolution before us - On specialised courts for intellectual property, part 1
This is already certain - as of 1 July 2020, new regulations will come into force, based on which, within the framework of separate departments in four (most probably, although this number may still increase) district courts and two courts of appeal in Poland, specialized courts for intellectual property will be created. New units in [...]

Why entrepreneurs should prepare for a change in civil procedure?
6 changes in the CCP with a significant impact on business. 6 reasons to read this article. On 7 November 2019 and 1 January 2020, two amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure will come into force, which will have a significant impact on conducting business in Poland and even on maintaining the financial liquidity [...]

United we stand... On the amendment to Industrial Property Law
On 31 August a new law was published in the Journal of Laws amending the provisions of the Industrial Property Law. The amendment comes into force on 1 December 2015. Though it is primarily technical in nature, it entails some crucial changes set out below. United we stand... One of the most important changes regarding [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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