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DOJ’s Antitrust Fashion Show - Awaiting a price-fixing investigation in the U.S. modeling industry?

As the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Italy’s Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato and France’s Autorité de la Concurrence are wrapping up their prosecutions of Europe’s top modeling...more

Collusion on the catwalk: have the UK’s top modelling agencies breached competition law?

by Bryan Cave on

On the 25th May 2016, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) issued a statement of objections to five of Britain’s most prestigious modelling agencies alleging an infringement of Chapter I of the Competition Act...more

Updating the AVMS Directive: making VoD services pay?

by Reed Smith on

Our latest client alert on the European Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy sets out some of the key aspects of the most recent proposal from the Commission relating to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive and...more

UK Film & Television Update - European Commission Announces Its Intention to Regulate Cross-Border Portability of Online Content

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The EC’s attempt to harmonize copyright across Europe raises questions for both content providers and consumers. Readers may recall that on 6 May 2015 we issued an update notifying the European Commission (EC)'s...more

Australia: Review of Interactive Gambling Laws Announced

by DLA Piper on

The Australian Government has commissioned a review of Australia’s online gambling laws. The review will be led by Social Services Minister Scott Morrison and focus on the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth). The terms of...more

Free* to Play Means Only If You Pay

by Ifrah PLLC on

As online gaming companies compete for business, they are offering customers increasingly large incentives to play on their websites, often in the form of deposit bonuses. These deposit bonuses allow players to play with the...more

The Netherlands: Dutch authority signs LoI with authority Isle of Man

by DLA Piper on

Last Wednesday, the director of Supervision Commission Isle of Man and the director of the Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) have expressed their intention to join forces by signing a Letter of Intent (“LoI”)....more

Portugal: new gambling laws approved

by DLA Piper on

Further to the recent developments and discussion on the online gambling and gambling related activities legal framework, the Council of Ministers approved, on 26 February 2015, new gambling regulations....more

Retailers Need To Prepare For The New EU Data Protection Regulation

by DLA Piper on

By now, everyone has heard of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation that is expected to replace the current Data Protection Directive, which dates from 1995. The key innovative provisions in the Regulation will...more

EU: Commission recommends principles to Member States to promote effective protection of consumers

by DLA Piper on

On Monday 14th July, the European Commission issued its Recommendation for the principles that Member States should consider adopting for the further protection of the consumers of online gambling services. In 2011,...more

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - June 2014 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

CONSUMER AND DATA PROTECTION - Italy: New rules on cookies and Internet profiling! - The Italian Data Protection Authority has issued its decision on the “simplified information notice and cookie consent”"....more

Food and Hospitality Bites

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - LANDLORDS AND LICENSED PREMISES - THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LATE NIGHT LEVY - THE NEW FOOD INFORMATION REGULATIONS - “PARNUTS” – NEW RULES FOR FOOD FOR PARTICULAR NUTRITIONAL USES - THE WORLD CUP...more

Fashion, global e-commerce and harmonized legislation

by DLA Piper on

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

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - December 2013

by DLA Piper on

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

DLA Piper at European Responsible Gaming Day

by DLA Piper on

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. Patrick Van...more

European Parliament Report on Online Gambling

by DLA Piper on

The European Parliament today published its Report on online gambling in the internal market calling for a balanced and EU compliant approach when regulating the market. The European Parliament Resolution contains more...more

ICO Fine Signals International Risks of Data Breaches

On January 24, 2013, the UK Data Protection Watchdog — the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) — fined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited £250,000 (about $400,000) for its alleged failure to implement...more

Letter from ARTHUR L. GLEASON, JR., President & CEO of Kentucky Lottery Corp. to US Senator Mitch McConnell re: Draft Reid - Kyl...

by Ian Imrich on

November 2, 2012, Letter from ARTHUR L. GLEASON, JR., President & CEO of Kentucky Lottery Corporation to US Senator Mitch McConnell re: Draft Reid - Kyl Bill Regulating Interstate iPoker and Proscribing other forms of...more

Volume 6 Issue 3 Winter 2011

SEATTLE--University of Washington School of Law today published the Winter 2011 issue of the new Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, the nation’s first student-run electronic law journal focusing on technology,...more

ONLINE GAMBLING ROMANIA: GamblingCompliance interview with Bogdan Mararu -"Romanian Lottery Looks For Lion’s Share Of Online Play"

by Bogdan Mararu on

In this article written by Daniel Macadam, GabmlingCompliance(R) journalist, Mararu & Mararu partner Bogdan Mararu is interviewed on the draft of the secondary legislation regulating online gambling in Romania, namely the...more

ONLINE GAMBLING ROMANIA: GamblingCompliance interview with Bogdan Mararu - "Romania Backs Updated Internet Gambling Bill"

by Bogdan Mararu on

In this article written by Daniel Macadam, GabmlingCompliance(R) journalist, Mararu & Mararu partner Bogdan Mararu is interviewed on the draft of the primary legislation regulating online gambling in Romania notified to the...more

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