BETTING AND GAMING -
Belgium: Gaming Commission pleads for a further restriction and rationalization of the gaming industry - The Belgian Gaming Commission has sent an open letter to the next government in which it...more
On 5 June 2014 the UK Parliament passed the Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variations) Order 2014 (“Order“), implementing its obligations under the Rental and Lending Directive.
Under the Public...more
CONSUMER AND DATA PROTECTION -
Italy: New rules on cookies and Internet profiling! - The Italian Data Protection Authority has issued its decision on the “simplified information notice and cookie consent”"....more
Proposed amendments to the FA’s rules on gambling have now been ratified by its shareholders.
The new rules will come into force from 1 August 2014, and will prevent any participants in the Premier League, Football...more
In a landmark ruling the European Court of Justice has ruled that search engines, as a principle, need to remove the link between search results and a webpage if it contains information the individual deems should be...more
On 18 March 2013, the government, following the recommendations of the Leveson report, proposed a Royal Charter on press regulation. The Press Standards Board of Finance Limited (PressBoF), the body charged with raising a...more
Associated Newspapers has been ordered to pay three of Paul Weller’s children a total of £10,000 in damages for misuse of private information and breach of the Data Protection Act.
Covertly taken pictures of the...more
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published guidance for copyright owners and consumers which outlines certain changes to current copyright law due to come into force on 1 June 2014....more
The FA has proposed amendments to its rules on gambling which, if approved by its shareholders at their AGM on 21 May, will come into effect from the start of the 2014-15 season. The amendments have already received...more
Spanish Supreme Court orders Le Monde to pay damages to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona -
The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC...more