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Electronic Communications, Audiovisual Services and the Internet

Electronic Communications, Audiovisual Services and the Internet
EU Competition Law and Regulation
4th Edition
ISBN:  9780414072961
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  31 Dec 2019
Format:  Hardback, eBook - ProView
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The fourth edition of Garzaniti et al, Electronic Communications, Audiovisual Services and the Internet – EU Competition Law & Regulation (formerly known as Telecommunications, Broadcasting and the Internet) provides you with a clear and comprehensive analysis of the relevant EU laws and regulations, as well as the application of EU competition law within these sectors. It also takes account of recent legal and regulatory developments in these dynamic, fast moving and increasingly converging sectors.

  • Provides a comprehensive guide to EU regulation and the application of competition law in the electronic communications, broadcasting and internet sectors
  • Incorporates the most recent legislative reforms to the Electronic Communications Regulatory Framework, the Audio Visual Media Services Directive and data protection and privacy legislation
  • Offers a discussion of all new EU statutes, European Commission decisions and European Courts’ case law that are relevant to these sectors 
  • Offers practical insight that can be applied to strategic business decisions, transactions and investigations, disputes and regulatory matters
  • Deals with competition law issues (including anti-competitive agreements, abuse of a dominant position), State aid and merger controls, as they affect the three sectors
  • Discusses topical issues such as privacy and data protection, as affected by the General Data Protection Regulation, and security
  • Explores EU legislation applicable to the digital market, including internet governance, consumer rights and protection, intellectual property and electronic payments
  • Has established a formidable reputation and is often cited in court
  • Is written by an expert team of practitioners and academics, led by the team of General Editors: Laurent Garzaniti (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP), Matthew O’Regan (St John’s Chambers), Professor Peggy Valcke (KU Leuven) and Professor Alexandre de Streel (Université de Namur)



1. Overview of the EU Regulatory Frameworks
2. The Regulation of Electronic Communications Networks and Service
3. Online Platforms and Services
4. The EU Regulatory Framework Applicable to Audiovisual Media Services
5. Privacy and Data Protection
6. Security
7. Digital Market and Consumer Rights
8. Intellectual Property Rights: Copyright and Trademark Issues


9. Anti-competitive Agreements and Practices
10. Abuse of a Dominant Position
11. Mergers, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
12. State Aid


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