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Breaking up the exclusivity of sports broadcasts – a Hungarian lawyer's perspective

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 By Péter Rippel-Szabó, Bálint Halász

This article provides an overview of the provisions of Hungarian law addressing exclusive sports broadcasting rights in the territory of Hungary. First, the authors address the relevant provisions of the Hungarian Media Act on events of major importance to society. Secondly, the authors focus on the legal background and practical implications of fair dealing provisions for providing information as set forth in the Hungarian Copyright Act. Under certain circumstances these provisions may enable third party broadcasters to gain access to exclusively broadcasted sports events.1

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Péter Rippel-Szabó

Péter Rippel-Szabó

Attorney at Law, Bird & Bird

Péter is a Hungarian attorney-at-law and associate at Bird & Bird in Budapest, specializing in commercial and sports matters.

Bálint Halász

Bálint Halász

Bálint Halász is an attorney at law with Bird & Bird (Hungary) and member of the Council of Copyright Experts (Hungary). Bálint has significant experience in intellectual property matters, including copyright, licensing, database matters, trademarks and patents. He also advises clients in relation to data protection, IT and media matters.

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