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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) decision in Dirk de Ridder v International Sailing Federation, recently published in full, has outlined six propositions to ensure that the disciplinary procedures operated by...more
The taxpayer, Seven Network Limited, has won a recent decision (22 December 2014) in the Australian Federal Court, Seven Network Limited v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (2014) FCA1411, which is significant to all...more
A relatively common problem affecting the fashion industry is claims of copyright infringement over designs that appear on clothing and other merchandise. In particular, retailers create product overseas, unaware that a...more
An interesting study has just been published by the Asser Institute, which looks at whether any empirical evidence can be found to support the views expressed by certain gambling and sports regulatory bodies that the major...more
The decision of the European Court of Justice in the Stanleybet case might affect the future of the Italian sportsbetting market during a period when CTDs are still on time to “cure” their status....more
The Spanish Gambling Authority (Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego-DGOJ) has just published (16 January 2015) a guideline with the procedures for the renewal of the singular gambling licenses that where granted in 2012...more
UK: World Anti-Doping Agency announce collaboration with Pfizer - On 3 December 2014, the World Anti-Doping Agency announced a global collaboration agreement with American pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc, aimed at...more
As much as we Canadians (justifiably) boast about our homegrown talent, there is no hiding the fact that to maximize the quality of our music, TV, and film we sometimes need an assist from outside our borders. For instance,...more
With the profound and long-lasting medical consequences of concussion becoming increasingly evident, Saracens Rugby Club has joined other sports organisations in adopting measures to protect the health of their players....more
The district court Munich found a Munich man guilty of participation in an unlicensed public game of chance due to his participation in online blackjack games. The player was fined under criminal laws and the funds received...more
The possibility for betting shops run under a foreign gambling license (the CTDs) to be authorised to operate in Italy through a procedure set out by a recent law might open a new page in the sports betting sector. But the...more
In the wake of recent cyber-attacks, President Obama signed an Executive Order January 2, 2015, imposing additional economic sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The Executive Order authorizes the U.S....more
Patrick Mitchell and Alasdair Muller consider two recent Ofcom decisions, both on appeal from the Authority for Television on Demand (“ATVOD”). The decisions provided clearer guidance on the criteria to be considered when...more
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by FC Barcelona in relation to the FIFA sanction imposed on the Spanish club, reported here in April 2014.
The ban was imposed on FC Barcelona...more
Just before we say goodbye to 2014, the Romanian Government has passed the Emergency Ordinance no. 92/2014 (“GEO 92/2014?) which amends Government Emergency Ordinance no. 77/2009 (“GEO 77/2009“), the main piece of legislation...more
Cyber terrorism, North Korea, Sony, extortion, free speech, The Interview, international relations, journalistic ethics, cyber security… can it get any better than this?...more
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The fallout from a massive cyber attack on Sony in November escalated tremendously this week. After exposing embarrassing emails and confidential company information, stealing the screenplay for an upcoming James Bond movie,...more
The remote controlled aircraft which flew a flag emblazoned with an Albanian symbol over the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania in October 2014 brought a premature end to the match amid violent scenes, with...more
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2014 has been a transformative year in media and entertainment, particularly with the acceleration of “mobile-first, digital-first” initiatives—which we covered in our November newsletter—from pay TV unbundling to the...more
Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned U.S. businesses to be alert for a malicious software bug capable of erasing hard drives and crashing networks. Although not specifically mentioned, cybersecurity...more
Three UK music industry organisations, the Musician’s Union, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, and UK Music, have recently launched a legal action seeking leave to apply for judicial review of the...more
As earlier announced, the Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) called online gambling operators to express their interest in a future license for offering remote gambling in the Netherlands....more
According to the Los Angeles Times, Mexican officials have estimated the amount of laundered money in the Mexican economy at $50 billion annually—three percent of the legitimate Mexican economy. The CIA World Fact Book...more
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