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SPECIAL FOCUS: Supreme Court Adopts Broad Standing Test for False Advertising Plaintiffs -
On March 25th, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion regarding the test for standing in false advertising cases...more
On 1 April, the OFT’s principles for online and in-app games came into force. The principles aim to ensure that consumers are made aware of in-game costs before downloading the application in question, with a view to stopping...more
Just two months after Apple’s settlement with the FTC over lax parental controls over children’s in-app purchases, Google takes the spotlight with claims of unauthorized children’s in-app purchases in the Google Play Store!...more
On 13 February 2014, the Australian Wagering Council Limited (AWC) lodged a collective bargaining and collective boycott notification (the Notifications) with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC),...more
Last Thursday, the Senate Economics Reference Committee (SERC) conducted a hearing in relation to the Ticket Scalping in Australia inquiry in Sydney. The inquiry, launched with little fanfare in the lead up to Christmas last...more
On February 11, the FTC announced a settlement to resolve allegations that a children’s online entertainment company falsely claimed it was abiding by the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor international privacy framework. The FTC alleged...more
The UK’s advertising regulator has published a new Help Note on the rules for gambling advertisements to assist the industry to be responsible and to ensure that children, as well as vulnerable people, are protected....more
Following the consultation it carried out last year into the freemium games markets, the UK’s consumer watchdog, the Office of Fair Trading, has published its finalised set of principles to be adhered to by the games...more
We discussed fashion and online retail and the new related legal issues.
When a fashion company decides to approach e-commerce, it is likely that it will deal with different jurisdictions, taking into account, for...more
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
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
In its latest step to reduce the perceived harm that might be inflicted on children by simulated gambling, the South Australian Government has commenced an advertising campaign, featuring a billboard with an image of a young...more
In late November 2013, the ACT Minister for Racing and Gaming, Joy Burch, presented the Totalisator Bill 2013 (ACT) (Bill), which is set to repeal the existing Betting (ACTTAB Limited) Act 1964 (ACT) (Act). The Bill seeks...more
In recent weeks, the Australian Coalition Government has continued to take steps to implement its “policy to help problem gamblers.”
The Coalition’s proposed Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013...more
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has this week expressed the need for industry guidance to ensure greater consumer protection by the “app” games industry....more
Having passed the Statutes Amendment (Gambling Reform) Act 2013 (SA) (as we have previously discussed here), the South Australian Government has now set its sights on ensuring that South Australian children are not exposed to...more
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
FTC Settles With Mobile Crammers -
In the Federal Trade Commission’s first lawsuit over mobile cramming, Wise Media and two individual defendants agreed to a permanent ban on placing unauthorized charges on telephone...more
On November 28, a round table on the role of the European Union in online gambling was organized by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) during the sixth Responsible Gaming Day in Brussels.
The Parliament of South Australia has passed the Statutes Amendment (Gambling Reform) Bill 2013 (SA) which contains reforms to gaming machine (“pokies” in Australian slang) laws under the Gaming Machines Act 1992 (SA) and...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
Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick (both DLA Piper Brussels) comment on the Belgian Gaming Commission’s announcement in today’s newspapers that it should be granted access to the State Register in order to fight against...more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
A Senator Raises Privacy Questions About Cross-Device Tracking -
Senator Edward J. Markey, Democrat of...more
New guidelines have been issued for the approval of Victorian gaming venues which relate to the location and design of children’s play areas.
Many clubs and hotels which operate as gaming venues, also offer dining,...more
On January 15, 2013, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC (“Applicant” or “SSR”) filed an application for a Category 1 gaming license with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“Commission”). The proposed...more
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