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Cyberliability Developments in the Offshore Jursidictions

The offshore jurisdictions are catching up fast with legal issues relating to cybercrime, cyberliability, and the use and discovery of electronic documents. In the wake of the embarrassing leak in April 2013 of about...more

Spain: Increasing pressure on criminal courts against IP rights infringements

The Criminal Court no. 4 of Castellón (Spain) has recently sentenced a peer-to-peer file sharing webmaster to 18 month imprisonment for a continued offence against IP rights. In addition, the Court has also banned him from...more

Chinese Defamation Law

With the rapid growth in Chinese media services and increased awareness of legal rights among the Chinese, defamation litigation in China is on the rise. Generally speaking, defamation is usually treated as a civil matter,...more

In The Netherlands And France: Can You Get Away With Insulting Your Boss On Social Media?

In France, judges consider that the answer to this question depends on the parameters of the employee’s profile on Facebook. In a decision of April 10, 2013, the French Supreme Court ruled that when insulting comments...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

Read All About It-Newspaper Reporting And FCPA Allegations

One of the avenues rarely discussed for allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to work their way to the Department of Justice (DOJ) or Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is through good...more

Foreign blogs cannot ignore local courts

The Italian Supreme Court held in relation to a foreign blog where articles inciting to racial hatred were posted that the crime of racist criminal organization and the jurisdiction of Italian courts were applicable if the...more

Egypt's Verdict for NGO Workers- Guilty

Readers of this blog know that one of the stories we've been following has been the plight of the non-governmental workers who were charged with crimes related to their journalistic activities in Egypt. ...more

New UK Press Self-Regulation – With a Small Blog Exemption

Following concerns raised by bloggers, the UK government has clarified that small blogs will be exempt from the scope of the new UK press watchdog which is to be introduced as a result of the findings of the Leveson Inquiry....more

Anti-counterfeiting strategies in the United States

Counterfeiting is a critical problem for trademark and copyright owners (‘IP owners’) affecting all industries, from pharmaceuticals and medical devices to electrical and auto products, toys and fashion items. To effectively...more

DOJ Unseals Indictment Against Online Sports Wagering Operators and Affiliates

On April 10, 2013, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment against 34 individuals and 23 companies for their involvement with online sports wagers. According to the indictment, Legendz Sports,...more

Domain Name Seizure – It’s Not Just a U.S. Law Enforcement Tactic

We have previously reported in this space about the use of domain name seizures by American law enforcement. Recent media reports show that domain name seizure has become the go-to tactic for law enforcement for other...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

White Collar Watch - November 2012

In This issue: - DOJ and SEC Issue Long-Awaited Guidance on the FCPA - Recent Sentencings of Executives Serve as Reminder of Risks of Responsible Corporate Officer Prosecutions; Risks Grow for Medical Device...more

China, Other Nations Need to Crack Down on Software Piracy

Reuters recently quoted Tian Lipu, head of China’s State Intellectual Office, complaining about China’s reputation for rampant software piracy. According to Tian, “China is the world’s largest payer for patent rights, for...more

Operation Pangea V: A Global Attack on Online Prescription Drug Pharmacies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in partnership with multiple international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, targeted over 4,100 internet pharmacies that allegedly sell potentially dangerous, unapproved...more

Should we all be getting the Twitter 'jitters'? – Be careful what you say online

History is littered with examples of the law being slow to catch up with the use of technology. Social media is no exception. As our Socially Aware blog attests, countries around the world are having to think fast to apply...more

The Luxury of Information: How We Know What We Know About International Politics, Crime, and Strife

Chances are, if you're reading this blog, you have an interest in international politics, crime, persecution, or all of the above. For the information you have accessed thus far in your life regarding such issues, you can...more

What Lawyers Lose When NGO's are Silenced

Who should be outraged by Egypt's recent move to obtain Red Notices against NGO staff members? Out of basic concern for the human condition, all of us. More specifically, and more selfishly, those of us who rely on the...more

The Justice Department’s Slippery Slope — Enforcement Versus Regulation

The Department of Justice is proud of its record on FCPA enforcement. They take credit whenever and wherever they can. They trumpet every settlement. They proudly proclaim that over half of last year’s criminal...more

Criminal Competition Law Developments in 2011

The enforcement of sanctions against antitrust cartels remained at the forefront of both Canada’s Competition Bureau and global antitrust regulators in 2011. While there continue to be only a small number of multinational...more

Olympus Trifecta

Richard Cassin author of the FCPA Blog, among others, consistently writes about corruption as ripping apart the fabric of many countries. This makes anti-corruption and anti-bribery legislation not only appropriate but...more

Will Internet Poker Survive, Thrive or Wither following the Black Friday Indictments

In his column in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, May 1, 2011, Michael Hiltzik touches on some of the issues surrounding the business on internet poker, but there is more to be said. The “demand” for on-line poker has been...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

Antitrust, Competition & EU Law: Competition & EC Law Update - May 2010

In This Issue: UK OFT • OFT withdraws criminal proceedings against current and former BA executives • OFT decides that Project Canvas falls outside UK merger control jurisdiction • OFT publishes decision that...more

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