Max Wenger

Max Wenger

DLA Piper

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Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - June 2014 (Global)

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

6/10/2014 - Cookies Copyright Data Protection Entertainment Industry EU EU Data Protection Laws Internet Media Music Music Industry Sports

Germany: Collecting society’s payout to publishers highly disputed

On 13 May 2014 the District Court of Berlin (16 O 75/13) rejected a claim brought by a songwriter and a composer against a collecting society’s payout to music publishers. The claim was directed at a declaratory judgment that...more

5/29/2014 - Contract Disputes Copyright Declaratory Judgments EU License Agreements Music Music Industry Remuneration

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - March 2014

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

3/5/2014 - Australia Broadcasting Canada Data Protection EU Google India Motion Picture Industry Ticket Pricing Wine & Alcohol

Germany: More detail around claims against “typo-squatting”?

According to its press release, the German Federal High Court (“BGH”) decided on 22 January (I ZR 164/12) that – in the particular case- the registration of a domain name which was a misspelled version of an already...more

2/11/2014 - Cybersquatting Domain Names EU Unfair Competition

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - January 2014

BETTING AND GAMING - Japan looking at casino promotion legislation - With a few very limited exceptions, gaming is generally banned in Japan. In the wake of the tsunami and earthquake, and as the 2020 Olympic Games...more

1/13/2014 - Casinos Cybersecurity Data Protection EU Gambling Gaming Internet

German Federal High Court underlines the legality of a linkage between a consumer’s purchase and his/her participation in a raffle...

According to its press release, the German Federal High Court (“BGH”) decided on 12 December 2013 (1 ZR 192/12) that Haribo was allowed to advertise raffles in which only customers who bought specific products were allowed to...more

1/6/2014 - Advertising Contests & Promotions Duty of Care EU Television Commercials

Germany: Act against Improper Business Practices in force

The Act against Improper Business Practices (“the Act”), passed by the German legislator, came into force on 9 October 2013, although some of its provisions on collections will take effect on 1 November 2014. The Act contains...more

11/21/2013 - Compliance Copyright Enforcement EU Infringement

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - November 2013

BETTING AND GAMING - 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

11/5/2013 - Gaming Match Fixing Sports Betting

Germany/EU: European Court of Justice will decide on relationship between claim for information based on trademark law and bank...

On 17 October the German Federal High Court ("BGH") has submitted a request for a preliminary ruling to the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") to clarify whether a bank may refuse to reveal the name and the address of a bank...more

10/31/2013 - Banking Secrecy Banks ECJ EU Request For Information Trademarks

Germany: Act against Improper Business Practices in force

The Act against Improper Business Practices (“the Act”), passed by the German legislator, came into force on 9 October 2013, although some of its provisions on collections will take effect on 1 November 2014. The Act contains...more

10/28/2013 - Copyright EU Infringement Law Enforcement The Copyright Act

All-In@EiG 2013 - Co-ordinated Advice on a Global Scale.

Welcome to EiG 2013 - Last year we referenced the sense of deja vu in the preceding 12 month period and not surprisingly, the same themes and issues have dominated the online gambling industry since 2012. The...more

10/9/2013 - EU Gambling Internet Gambling Licenses Online Poker Social Gaming Sweepstakes TFEU UK

Germany: Google not held liable for link to website with allegedly defamatory content

On 5 September 2013 the District Court in Mönchengladbach rejected the claim brought by a history professor (plaintiff) against Google (defendant). The plaintiff’s claim for cease and desist targeted at the deletion of a link...more

9/11/2013 - Blogs Cease and Desist Defamation Google Search Engines Websites

Germany: Kabel Deutschland liable for approximately EUR 46 million in back royalties to collecting society VG Media

Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s biggest cable network provider, lost its case at the Regional Court in Berlin (15 O 546/09) on 13 April 2013 over a royalty dispute against the collecting society VG Media. VG acts as a collecting...more

8/30/2013 - Cable Television Providers Copyright EU Royalties

Free network feed-in for public channels in Germany

The German district court in Bremen held on the 9th of August 2013 that Kabel Deutschland (plaintiff), the biggest cable network company in Germany, is legally obliged to carry public channels, including that of Radio Bremen,...more

8/22/2013 - Cable Television Providers Encryption EU Networks Public Funds

Germany: Google’s autocomplete function can infringe personality rights

Overturning two lower court rulings the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) decided that the words added to a search term by Google’s autocomplete function can invade a person’s personality rights (VI ZR 269/12). Subject to...more

6/27/2013 - Autocomplete EU Google Keyword Search

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