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Singapore: Draft Bill To Criminalise Online Gambling

The Remote Gambling Act 2014 was introduced to Singapore Parliament for first reading on 8 September 2014. This Act adds to Singapore’s already stringent anti-gambling laws by criminalising online gambling....more

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

UK: London's IP anti-crime unit shuts down leading sports file sharing site - The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has successfully shut down the Sports Torrent Network, a leading sports...more

London’s IP Anti-Crime Unit shuts down leading sports file-sharing site

The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has successfully shut down the ‘Sports Torrent Network’, a leading sports file-sharing site offering its members links to sports events online. ...more

Can a grab bag be a sweepstakes?

When I hear the words “grab bag,” I think about stores that used to stock plain wrapped packages labeled as either for “boys” or “girls." For a dollar, you could choose one of these packages without knowing what it contained....more

Sweden: The Swedish Gambling Authority takes action against links to foreign based online gambling operators

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

Could Johnny Football Go To Jail?

ESPN reported in August that Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel “…agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for a five-figure flat fee during his trip to Miami for the Discover BCS National Championship.” Of course the...more

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - April 2013

In This Issue: - Steve Fogle's Feature: Out of the Blue - A recent unexpected court order restricting the media from reporting on certain details of a high-profile criminal case serves as a reminder that the...more

Bitcoins: Online Currency’s Uncharted Frontier

Bitcoin – it sounds like a token you might use to play skeeball at a beachside arcade. It is actually a relatively new, virtual online “currency” being used for payments across the Internet. While some observers have noted...more

Will Australia Ban Non-Real Money Gambling Apps?

As real money online gambling remains bogged down in the legislative and regulatory morass, social gaming applications have been on a tear. As we have previously reported, major players are leveraging social gaming...more

California SB 51 (Wright) relating to Internet gambling, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to...

COMPLETE BILL HISTORY BILL NUMBER : S.B. No. 51 AUTHOR : Wright TOPIC : Internet gambling. TYPE OF BILL : Active Urgency Appropriations 2/3 Vote...more

Around the Virtual World - August 31, 2012

A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media. In This Issue: - Police Embrace Social Media as Crime-Fighting Tool - LinkedIn's Profit Growth Leaves Social...more

Don’t Bet on Online Gambling; But Online Trivia for Prizes?

The Texas Attorney General issued an opinion yesterday concluding the mere payment of an entry fee to participate in a contest that tests skill or speed, and that does not involve an element of chance, could be found not to...more

Murphy – 2, Football Association Premier League – 2

On 4 October 2011 the Court of Justice (the "CoJ") handed down its much awaited judgment on questions referred to it from the English High Court. The questions related to two joined cases, including Ms. Murphy's well...more

Jackson Walker VIA Media Postcard - March 2011

In This Issue: Steve Fogle's Feater Lest We Forget – It's a phrase used often to invoke gratitude for past service and sacrifices of our fallen soldiers, and it seems especially fitting for recent events surrounding...more

Stealing the Show?

The image of 36 women wearing skimpy orange dresses at a World Cup soccer match last June raised the ire of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (“FIFA”), which had two of the women arrested for organizing the...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Pending New York Right of Publicity Bill To Provide Protection for Deceased Celebrities *French Court Fines eBay Over Fakes *ISPs Will Block Child Pornography Sites *FTC To Focus on Green Building and...more

Is the Prohibition on Virtual Child Pornography an Unjustifiable Limitation of the Constitutional Right to Freedom of Expression?

The Films and Publications Act prohibits two types of child pornography. The first type Real Child Pornography, involves actual children. This is the type of pornography that evokes a strong and near universal sense of moral...more

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