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Offensive Trademarks Are Protected Free Speech Under The First Amendment

by Weintraub Tobin on

Simon Tam is the lead singer of the rock group call “The Slants’, which is composed of Asian-Americans. Tam applied for federal trademark registration of the band’s name. While the term “slants” is a derogatory term for...more

Germany: Online Blackjack Player Found Guilty of Illegal Gambling

by DLA Piper on

The district court Munich found a Munich man guilty of participation in an unlicensed public game of chance due to his participation in online blackjack games. The player was fined under criminal laws and the funds received...more

Sony vs. N. Korea – Let Capitalism Fight Totalitarianism!

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Cyber terrorism, North Korea, Sony, extortion, free speech, The Interview, international relations, journalistic ethics, cyber security… can it get any better than this?...more

Did Sony Let the Terrorists Win?

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve probably heard about the hoopla caused by the new Seth Rogen and James Franco movie called the interview. The movie follows a plot to assassinate North Korean dictator...more

Defeating “Libel Tourism” under Mississippi law and the SPEECH Act

by Butler Snow LLP on

In Trout Point Lodge, Ltd. v. Handshoe, 729 F.3d 481 (5th Cir. 2013), the Fifth Circuit became the first appellate court in the country to interpret the Securing the Protection of Our Enduring and Established Constitutional...more

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

by DLA Piper on

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

Belgium: The Belgian Gaming Commission and the principle of an open administration

by DLA Piper on

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

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF...

by Ian Imrich on

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS. The attached communication -- "Towards a comprehensive European framework for...more

USA v. Poker Stars (Christopher Ferguson

MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT AND CLAIMANT HOWARD LEDERER’S MOTION TO DISMISS VERIFIED FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

by Ian Imrich on

The government’s in personam claim for civil money laundering penalties against Howard Lederer is premised on allegations that (1) Lederer participated in FTP’s fraud against its players; and (2) FTP operated in violation of...more

USA v. Poker Stars (Christopher Ferguson

CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON’S MEMORANDUM JOINING HOWARD LEDERER’S MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF HIS MOTION TO...

by Ian Imrich on

Christopher Ferguson joins in the Memorandum of Points and Authority in Support of Howard Lederer’s Motion to Dismiss the Verified First Amended Complaint (the “Complaint”) for failure to state a claim under Rules 9(b) and...more

Curtain Call: Supremes Bow to Congressional Authority on Copyright Terms

by Bracewell LLP on

The curtain has closed on judicial review of Congress’ authority regarding copyright terms, and now Congress reprises on center stage. The high court, in Golan v. Holder, recently bowed to Congress’ broad constitutional...more

WHETHER PROPOSALS BY ILLINOIS AND NEW YORK TO USE THE INTERNET AND OUT-OF-STATE TRANSACTION PROCESSORS TO SELL LOTTERY TICKETS TO IN-STATE ADULTS VIOLATE THE WIRE ACT

DOJ State Lotteries Memorandum of Opinion re Wire Act

by Ian Imrich on

Interstate transmissions of wire communications that do not relate to a “sporting event or contest” fall outside the reach of the Wire Act. Because the proposed New York and Illinois lottery proposals do not...more

Jackson Walker VIA Media Postcard - August 2011

by Jackson Walker on

In This Issue: - Chip Babcock Communique In Missouri, That's Not What Friends Are For — In an effort to protect students, recently passed legislation in Missouri limits a teacher's ability to interact with students...more

Environmental Film Disaster, A Case for First Amendment Rights or Past Regrets?

Award winning film producer Joseph Berlinger made a documentary entitled Crude, which followed the case brought against Texaco by a group of civilians who allege that the oil exploration and drilling conducted by Texaco, now...more

IGBA iPoker Analyses - Poker Players Funds Seized

by Ian Imrich on

IGBA iPoker Analyses - Poker Players Funds Seized. Where gambling business is conducted. Extraterritoriality....more

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

IN THIS ISSUE: *Georgia–Pacific Sues P&G Over Bounty Ads *Actors Unions and Advertisers Strike Deal *Study Questions Anonymity of Behavioral Targeting Data *Supreme Court Won’t Hear Ruling Against Anti-Spam...more

Impact of WTO / GATS on UIGEA Analyses

by Ian Imrich on

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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