Sam Churney

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Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - May 2015 (Global)

COPYRIGHT - Belgium: Even a world famous painter needs to respect copyright - It has been held that the well-known Belgian painter Luc Tuymans breached professional photographer Katrijn Van Giel's copyright through his...more

5/8/2015 - AgCom Anti-Doping Issues ASADA Australia China Copyright Cross-Border Data Breach Digital Media Doping EU Gambling Internet Internet of Things Italy Museums Photographs Piracy Privacy Laws Romania Salary Caps Social Media Sports Television Programming UK UK Intellectual Property Office

HUB FOCUS: Recent TV trends in China

As part of our “HUB FOCUS” series, we provide an extract, focusing on recent trends in the broadcast media industry in China: “Internet has significantly changed the landscape of the TV industry in China. Currently, the...more

4/20/2015 - CCTV China Internet Licenses Television Broadcast Stations

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - April 2015 (Global)

FILM AND TV - Australia: ACMA's broad powers to hold media accountable confirmed by High Court - The High Court has confirmed that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has the power to declare that a...more

4/6/2015 - ACMA Arbitration Australia Broadcasting China Copyright Infringement Doping Film Industry Film Tax Credits Football Gambling Horse Racing Internet License Agreements Pharrell Williams Pirate Bay Portugal Robin Thicke Rugby Sports Sports Betting Ticket Sales UK Wrongful Termination

UK: Secondary ticketing market to become more transparent

The UK Government has agreed to an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill which will make the secondary ticketing market more transparent and help to protect secondary ticket buyers against fraud....more

3/13/2015 - Consumer Rights Bill Counterfeiting Event Tickets Fraud Transparency UK

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - March 2015 (Global)

BROADCASTING - Italy: Back to the future - connected TVs need "connected regulations" - The Italian Communications Authority recently adopted resolutions concerning changes in the broadcasting landscape....more

3/6/2015 - Australia Copyright EU FIFA Germany Internet of Things Italy Media Music Industry Sports Television Programming

UK: Secondary ticketing market to become more transparent

The UK Government has agreed to an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill which will make the secondary ticketing market more transparent and help to protect secondary ticket buyers against fraud....more

3/2/2015 - Event Tickets Fraud Sports UK

HUB FOCUS: Recent music trends in Australia

Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. As part of our “HUB FOCUS” series, we provide an extract, focussing on recent trends in the music...more

2/27/2015

HUB FOCUS: Recent film trends in the UAE

Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. As part of our “HUB FOCUS” series, we provide an extract, focussing on recent trends in the film...more

2/19/2015 - Film Industry Media UAE

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - February 2015 (Global)

Australia: Courts not siding with cricket “pitchside” gambler - A British man banned from attending Cricket Australia matches for pitchsiding has indicated his intention to challenge the legality of the ban. ...more

2/3/2015 - Africa Broadcasting CJEU Copyright EU Fine Art Italy Ryanair Scotland Sports Sports Betting Sports Gambling TripAdvisor Video Games

UK: Passing Off – How Rihanna “found love” in the Court of Appeal

On 22 January 2014 the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court decision in a claim for passing off brought by global superstar Rihanna against Topshop. The dispute centered on a t-shirt which was sold by Topshop in its...more

2/2/2015 - Appeals Fashion Design Fashion Industry Photographs Rihanna UK

HUB FOCUS: Recent TV trends in Sweden

Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. In this, our first “HUB FOCUS”, we provide an extract, focussing on recent trends in the...more

2/2/2015 - Broadcasting Entertainment Industry HBO Netflix Sweden

UK: Copyright- Music industry seeks review of law allowing fans to copy music

The UK Government is facing a Judicial Review challenge over a failure to include compensation provisions in the recently introduced private copying exception to Copyright....more

12/5/2014 - Copyright Corporate Counsel Digital Downloads Music Music Industry UK

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

U.S. Copyright Office Calls For Public Comment on Music Licensing

As part of a concerted effort to assess the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music, the US Copyright Office has published a request in the Federal Register for public comment on a number of copyright issues....more

4/7/2014 - Copyright Copyright Office The Copyright Act

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

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) prepares for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (a permanent arbitration institution specialised in the resolution of sports law disputes) opened a temporary office in Sochi, Russia on 28 January 2014, headed by the CAS Secretary General,...more

1/30/2014 - Athletes Olympics Russia Sports

US District Judge rules on Sherlock Holmes copyright dispute

On 23 December 2013, US District Judge Ruben Castillo ruled that some key characters in the Sherlock Holmes series created by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle are free for the public to copy without infringing the copyright of Conan...more

1/22/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Entertainment Industry Public Domain

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

US District Court rules in favour of Google in book-scanning dispute

Google has been successful in the latest round of an eight-year copyright dispute with the US Authors Guild in relation to Google’s decision to scan more than 20 million books from libraries and make them available on the...more

12/18/2013 - Copyright Fair Use Google Google Books

Press regulation Royal Charter approved by the Queen after Court of Appeal rejects newspapers’ attempts to block its sanction.

A Royal Charter (the “Charter“) representing a landmark reform of press regulation was approved by the Queen on 30 October 2013. The Charter, agreed by the three main political parties, was sealed by the Privy Council in a...more

11/7/2013 - Journalists Media Phone-Hacking Scandal Sanctions 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

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