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Fantasy Football: The Legal Reality
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Inside NFL's Jaguars Owner's Fulham FC Purchase
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Porn Copyright Trolls Receive Punitive Sanctions
Yankees' Lawyer on Manchester City MLS Partnership
Patent Series: Protecting inventions
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Protecting your mark from becoming generic
Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
In This Issue:
- BILL AMENDMENT OF THE GAMBLING ACT PASSED SECOND TEST SUCCESSFULLY
by Nadya Hambach and Parvan Rusinov (Velchev & Co.):
On December 12th, a Bill amending and liberalizing the Gambling Act...more
In This Issue -
..World Class: The International Proliferation of Class Actions
Noted With Interest:
..Inequitable Conduct After Therasense: Calling a Knave a Knave
In This Issue:
- NORTHWEST GAMING LAW SUMMIT:
The Seminar Group’s 11th annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit, which has a heavy focus on tribal gaming, is set for December 12–13 in Seattle, Washington...
“Casino Inside”, the gambling industry magazine in Romania organised yesterday (5 December) the second annual reunion of gambling professionals. Representatives of both public authorities as well as private operators...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
Tokyo will host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad from 25 July - 9 August 2020, and the Paralympic Games from 25 August - 6 September 2020.
According to Jacques Rogge, former President of the...more
Between 12-15 November 2013 WADA hosted the Fourth World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg. As previously reported in Sports, Media and Entertainment Online the new code was set to be reviewed and approved at the...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 Turkish authorities have published today an announcement regarding the privatization of their lottery services (Official Gazette w. no. 28833)....more
Senior representatives and stakeholders of the Olympic Movement met on 4 November at IOC headquarters where President Thomas Bach announced the latest measure in the fight against match-fixing and illegal betting. It was...more
Today, the European Commission has called on a number of Member States to ensure compliance of their national regulatory frameworks for gambling services with the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU....more
Published last week, the European Commission’s new Cinema Communication 2013 (the “Communication“) broadens the scope of activities in connection with the creation of films and other audio-visual works which may attract...more
The European Commission approved with its resolution as of 16 July 2008 the Hungarian film support schemes until 31 December 2013. Under this scheme a tax payer who provides support for film production which complies with...more
The strategic geographical position of the country and the membership with the European Union provide a wide range of investment opportunities in Bulgaria not only for local, but for foreign investors as well. The advanced...more
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A couple of noteworthy recent publications relating to the Canadian video game industry:
- the Entertainment Software Association of Canada has released the final version of its report Canada’s Video Game Industry in...more
Almost a year ago, we noted (You’re Getting Sued for What? An E&O Odyssey (Pt 9)) that the owners of the late author William Faulkner’s intellectual property rights had sued Sony Pictures Classics for copyright infringement...more
Evans v. Hewlett-Packard Co., USDC, N.D. Cal., October 10, 2013 -
District court rejects state-law claims brought by performer “Chubby Checker” relating to lewd mobile app using the same name, finding claims pre-empted...more
After intensive lobbying by Riot Games, a Santa Monica-based gaming company, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is now issuing visas that are normally given to foreign professional athletes to professional...more
The city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, the homeland of the mythical Sasha Baron Cohen figure Borat, has become the first to put itself forward as a candidate city to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games....more
SPOILER ALERT – This article reveals that the temperature becomes quite hot in Qatar in the summer months.
That paragon of compliance and ethics, the world’s richest and most influential single-sport ruling body...more
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 Swedish Gambling Authority has issued injunctions under the penalty of a fine of SEK 45,000 per day against the Swedish newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen, claiming that the newspapers’ links to foreign based gambling...more
Commission Issues Notice Of Shutdown Of Investigative Activities –
On October 1, 2013, the Commission issued a Notice that, as a result of the broader shutdown of the federal government, the Commission “will shut down...more