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Important Open Source Ruling Confirms Enforceability of Dual-Licensing and Breach of GPL for Failing to Distribute Source Code

A recent federal district court decision denied a motion to dismiss a complaint brought by Artifex Software Inc. (“Artifex”) for breach of contract and copyright infringement claims against Defendant Hancom, Inc. based on...more

Copyright and Trademark Case Review: Copyright Preemption, Software-as-a-Service and Popularity on the Internet

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Copyright Decisions - Claim for Copying of Useful Article Design Preempted by Copyright Act: Ultraflo Corp. v. Pelican Tank Parts, Inc., No. 15-20084 (5th Cir. Jan. 11, 2017)...more

iGaming News from Ifrah Law’s IfrahOniGaming.com, Volume 6

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Ifrah Law's Summer Edition Newsletter with the latest iGaming News and Updates you'll want to know!...more

US V. Lawrence DiCristina

BRIEF FOR AMICUS CURIAE THE POKER PLAYERS ALLIANCE IN SUPPORT OF APPELLEE AND AFFIRMANCE

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SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT in Poker Player's Alliance (PPA) Amicus Curiae Brief: Poker is an American tradition and a game of skill. Invented in the United States approximately two centuries ago, the game has always been...more

Nevada Gaming Commission NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND/OR LANGUAGE ON REGULATIONS CONCERNING INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS FOR...

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Nevada Gaming Commission NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND/OR LANGUAGE ON REGULATIONS CONCERNING INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS FOR INTERACTIVE GAMING. --- Section 6 of Assembly Bill 114 from the 2013 Legislative Session...more

Texas Ballot Measure SJR No. 43: "The constitutional amendment to authorize online poker gaming regulated under federal law."

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State of Texas Ballot Measure SJR No. 43: "The constitutional amendment to authorize online poker gaming regulated under federal law." [By: Sen. Leticia Van de Putte] --- A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing a constitutional...more

The Off-Reservation Internet Gaming Debate: International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Discussion (03.09.2013)

by Ian Imrich on

The Off-Reservation Internet Gaming Debate: International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Discussion (03.09.2013) [re-purposed extract from IMGL LinkedIn legal discussion] --- Some believe that from a US Constitutional...more

NCAA, et. al. v. Christopher J. Christie, et. al. (New Jersey Sportsbetting / PAPSA Litigation)

USDOJ MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR SPORTS PROTECTION ACT

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MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR SPORTS PROTECTION ACT [U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division] --- [USDOJ Memo of Points & Authorities argues that PASPA is...more

The Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012 [Reid - Kyl Draft iGaming Bill...

by Ian Imrich on

[Reid - Kyl Draft iGaming Bill Summary Leaked to Media on September 12, 2012] Prior to the attached document which poker endemics, bloggers, and others in the US media obtained access thereto yesterday evening...more

IGBA Poker NY Law Excerpt from ANALYSIS OF THE ILLEGAL GAMBLING BUSINESSES ACT -- New York State Gambling Law

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IGBA Poker NY Law Excerpt from ANALYSIS OF THE ILLEGAL GAMBLING BUSINESSES ACT -- New York State Gambling Law --- EDNY Senior District Court Judge Jack Weinstein got most of it right in his thorough legal analyses of IGBA...more

United States v. Lawrence DiCristina

Court Memorandum, Order, and Judgment

by Ian Imrich on

Since games run by the defendant’s business must constitute “gambling” as defined by the IGBA, it must be determined whether poker falls under that definition of gambling. As noted above, the IGBA defines “gambling” as...more

United States v. Lawrence DiCristina

OPINION

by Ian Imrich on

Key Legal Opinion Holdings: 1. Poker is Predominated By Skill Rather than Chance. 2. Poker is Not Gambling Under IGBA. On December 9, 2011, defendant Lawrence Dicris-tina was charged in a second superseding...more

ONLINE GAMBLING ROMANIA: GamblingCompliance interview with Bogdan Mararu - "Online Reforms at Stake as Romania Weighs EU Concerns"

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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

ONLINE GAMBLING ROMANIA: GamblingCompliance interview with Bogdan Mararu - "Romanian Online Plans Hit EC Bump"

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In this article written by William Chambers, 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

Chance v. Skill in New York’s Law of Gambling: Has the Game Changed?

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What is the proper test of skill or chance in assessing what activity is gambling in the State of New York? According to noted NY gaming law expert Bennett Liebman, it is the so-called "predominance test" as outlined in this...more

Impact of WTO / GATS on UIGEA Analyses

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Impact of WTO / GATS on UIGEA Gaming Law Analyses. Note on State Gaming Laws and Extraterritorial reach of state law outside state borders. Poker, Casino, Gaming, International, Constitutional Law....more

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