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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
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
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
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
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
Overview of the top gambling regulatory developments in September.
Following Bulgaria’s publication of a blacklist of operators illegally targeting the jurisdiction in June 2013, the country issued...more
BETTING AND GAMING -
Italy: Yes, live poker is a skill game - The Italian Supreme Court held that live poker Texas hold’em tournaments are a skill game and therefore their performance does not trigger an illegal...more
The sports betting market continues to expand in Australia with strong competition between domestic and international betting agencies. The Australian market recently saw the entrance of bet365 in 2012 and subsequently of...more
In This Issue:
- Good-faith Belief in Patent Invalidity Can Rebut Allegations of Induced Infringement
- With the PTO’s cancellation of claims on reexam, a prior validity ruling goes poof
- Grant of a Permanent...more
Cuban Baseball and the Embargo -
Twice in recent weeks news has surfaced highlighting the effects of U.S. sanctions on Cuba's participation in regional tournaments and on Cuban ballplayers who have recently defected or...more
Norwegian athletes from a variety of sports, including UK Premier League football players, NHL players, cross country skiers and pole vaulters have signed sponsorship deals with various gambling operators. Norway practices a...more
BETTING AND GAMING -
Luck o’ the Irish? The Republic seeks to liberalise gambling laws - Hot on the heels of its Northern Ireland counterparts, the Irish government has proposed a number of reforms which suggests more...more
An episode of the Belgian television programme “Basta” on game shows organized by some Belgian commercial broadcasting companies raised a lot of discussion in Belgium. In these shows a number of puzzles and braintwisters...more
In This Issue:
- COMMERCIAL AGENCY IN THE GULF CO-OPERATION COUNCIL COUNTRIES: A threat to your brand?
- Protecting confidential information in the fashion industry: An employment perspective: Gucci loses the...more
On 18 July the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) handed down its judgement in FIFA and UEFA’s on-going struggle around the listing of the World Cup and European Championships as free-to-air events....more
BETTING AND GAMING -
Czech Republic: Is gambling law about to liberalise? - Last year, the Czech Government approved a new gambling regulation which should have completely replaced the current Lottery Act. Since the...more
Of the many Australian traditions, there is one which unifies the country irrespective of background and geographical location – sitting down to “Friday Night Footy” with friends and family. It is quite clearly a national...more
Gambling advertising, and in particular live odds during the broadcast of events, has been the subject of much attention and debate in Australia recently...more
BT has made a complaint to Ofcom alleging that the terms on which BSkyB offers its Sky Sports channels to the YouView platform constitute abuse of a dominant position, contrary to Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning...more
The Korean animation industry is one of the largest in the world, coming in behind the animation industries of Japan and the United States. At present, there are well over 260 animation studios in the country, with countless...more
A recent Tax Court case addressed some interesting athlete and treaty issues. The Court ended up siding with the golfer on some, but not all, of the golfer's positions....more
Barely two years after the ink dried on the Terms of Trade Agreement entered into between Canada's five largest broadcasters and independent television producers, Canadian broadcasters have signaled that they want to...more
When you’re attempting to seek financial retribution from the United States, you have to get a little creative. And it sounds like Antigua and Barbuda employ some creative people. The Carribean nation, known for its beaches,...more
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