Patrick Mitchell

Patrick Mitchell

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FA Proposes Global Ban on Gambling

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

4/15/2014 - Football Gambling Sports Betting

Sport, Media, and Entertainment Intelligence - April 2014

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

4/11/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Broadcasting Doping EU Football Gambling Internet Gambling Sports UK

ATVOD issues new regulatory guidance

The co-regulator of video on demand (“VOD”) editorial content, the Authority for TV on Demand (ATVOD), has recently published revised guidance on the scope of the regulations concerning VOD services....more

4/4/2014 - Cable Television Providers Television Programming UK

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

Collective Rights Management Directive Adopted by European Parliament

On 20 February 2014, the European Parliament adopted the collective management of copyright and related rights directive (Directive), which aims to make it easier for online providers to stream music in multiple EU countries....more

3/3/2014 - Copyright EU Internet Streaming Music

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - 2014

BETTING AND GAMING - US: Draft legislation aims to prohibit Internet gambling - Last month, a draft Internet Gambling Control Act surfaced on the Internet. This proposed legislation, attributed by industry websites to...more

2/4/2014 - Aereo Antitrust Litigation Copyright Cybersecurity Data Protection Entertainment Industry EU Fashion Industry Gambling Internet Gambling Internet Streaming Motion Picture Industry SCOTUS Television Broadcast Stations UK

UK – Commonwealth Games England Implement their First Mandatory Anti-Doping Education Policy

Following the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport, which highlighted effective education programmes as a fundamental tool in combatting the use of performance enhancing substances, Commonwealth Games England (“CGE“) has...more

1/28/2014 - Athletes Doping Sports UK

EU: Commission commences antitrust proceedings into film distribution

The European Commission (the “Commission”) has initiated formal antitrust proceedings to assess various licensing agreements between European Pay-TV broadcasters and major US Film studios for broadcasting by satellite or...more

1/15/2014 - Antitrust Litigation EU European Commission Internet Streaming TFEU

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

ASA Adjudication on Club Website Ltd

The Advertising Standard Authority (“ASA”)’s January decision in respect of “Club Website Limited” demonstrates a continuation of its approach to protecting children from being influenced by gambling advertising....more

1/10/2014 - Advertising Gambling Gaming

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - December 2013

Italy: Agcom decisions on sport events - Following a consultation with the main stakeholders, the Italian Communication Authority has issued two new decisions concerning radio and audiovisual media’s freedom of press during...more

12/6/2013 - Entertainment Industry EU Sports UK

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

Everton FC’s pre-season victory

Although not quite as lucrative as its pre-season US tour, Everton FC’s recent successful appearance before media regulator Ofcom helps it to retain a few more pounds which might be available for the transfer kitty. ...more

9/5/2013 - Media Television Programming UK

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - September 2013

BETTING AND GAMING - Italy: Yes, live poker is a skill game - The Italian Supreme Court held that live poker Texas hold’em tournaments are a skill game and therefore their performance does not trigger an illegal...more

9/4/2013 - Broadcasting EU Gambling Music Online Poker Sports UK

The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances Regulations 2013

The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances Regulations 2013 (the “Regulations”) made on 17 July 2013 will come into force on 1 November 2013, the date by which all Member States are required to implement the...more

7/31/2013 - Copyright EU New Regulations Public Performance Rights

Luck o’ the Irish? The Republic seeks to liberalise gambling laws

Hot on the heels of their Northern Ireland counterparts the Irish Government has proposed a number of reforms which suggests their liberalisation of gaming laws. ...more

7/16/2013 - Gambling Gaming Commissions UK

Police Unit for Online Piracy Established (United Kingdom)

Lord Younger, in his capacity as Intellectual Property Minster, has announced that a new IP police unit is to be created by September of this year. ...more

7/1/2013 - Cybertheft Internet New Legislation Piracy Police Technology

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