Compliment or intrusion: Can my image be used (as an accessory) in a news item or documentary?

At a time when videos and images are everywhere, we reflect on the so-called “images as accessories”: shots of anonymous individuals that are used to illustrate news articles or to put together documentaries and non-fiction programs. The consent of the person shown is not required to use these images (often taken from archives) when such […]

Atresmedia versus AGEDI-AIE: Are artists and their labels entitled to equitable remuneration for the use of their music on television?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that artists and their record labels are not entitled to charge equitable remuneration for the communication to the public of synchronized songs incorporated in audiovisual works. The judgement of November 18, 2020 (case C-147/19) has curbed the intentions of the Spanish collecting societies AGEDI […]

Culture after COVID: four visions for four industries

The arts is one of the industries that has been hardest hit by the crisis. The Government has approved a Royal Decree-Law to offset the impact of the pandemic on the cultural industries, but limits on capacity and number of people will mark a before and after. What changes will each of the industries comprising the […]