Corruption is a problem. Keeping corruption out of public scrutiny is an even bigger problem, because responsible people remain untouched and ready to repeat the same wrong behaviours. In that sense, the financial crisis that...more
On April 2014 the FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctioned FC Barcelona for reported breaches about the signing of under-age players with a year-long transfer ban and significant fines....more
Following the publication the Spanish Official Gazette of the decrees regulating online slots and exchange betting, a new step has been taken by publishing in the Spanish authorities’ website relevant information about the...more
Yesterday the Spanish authorities finally published in the Spanish Official Gazette the decrees regulating online slots and exchange betting....more
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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
Real Madrid has just published in its website that it will listen to offers from those entities who might be interested in acquiring its audiovisual rights for 2014/2015 season.
Although Real Madrid audiovisual rights...more
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctioned the FC Barcelona for reported breaches about the signing of under-age players with a year-long transfer ban and significant fines last April 2. ...more
The Criminal Court of Vigo sentenced a local football player to 4 months imprisonment for a personal injury offence which occurred in a football game in Vigo, a city situated in north-west Spain.
The offence was...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
FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Spanish Football Federation (“RFEF”) and Spanish club FC Barcelona for “breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18“....more
Italy: Opportunities for DTT frequencies in the Italian market - The Italian Ministry for Economic Development has started a competitive bid for three national DTT frequencies.
Australia: Senate scrutinises state of...more
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 Barcelona for linking the Spanish football clubs to a doping plot....more
The Spanish Council of Ministers has just approved a draft law for the partial reform of the Intellectual Property Law. It will be now submitted to the Spanish Parliament for discussion and final approval....more
The Criminal Court no. 4 of Castellón (Spain) has recently sentenced a peer-to-peer file sharing webmaster to 18 month imprisonment for a continued offence against IP rights. In addition, the Court has also banned him from...more
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UK: 12-year ban for snooker match fixing - The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has suspended snooker player Stephen Lee for 12 years after he was found guilty of match fixing....more
The Spanish Supreme Court has just declared that broadcasting a football match in a public event without having the authorization of the corresponding titleholders does not infringe their intellectual property...more
The Spanish Professional Football League (“LFP”) has opened an investigation into the recent match of the Second division (so-called “Liga Adelante”) between the Racing Santander and Hercules for possible case of...more