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International Safe Harbor Privacy Compliance: What You Need to Know

Since early 2014, the Federal Trade Commission has charged at least fourteen U.S. businesses in varying industries, from fashion to telecommunications, for falsely claiming to participate in the US – EU Safe Harbor privacy....more

Real Madrid 2014/15 audiovisual rights for sale

Real Madrid has just published in its website that it will listen to offers from those entities who might be interested in acquiring its audiovisual rights for 2014/2015 season. Although Real Madrid audiovisual rights...more

Antitrust Claims Against SESAC Copyright Licenses Permitted To Proceed

Performing rights organizations (PROs) are entities that issue licenses to, and collect royalties from, television stations and other parties who wish to perform or dylanbroadcast copyrighted musical compositions. There are...more

FTC Announces Settlement Over Alleged Violations Of International Safe Harbor Privacy Framework

On February 11, the FTC announced a settlement to resolve allegations that a children’s online entertainment company falsely claimed it was abiding by the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor international privacy framework. The FTC alleged...more

EU Commission to investigate cross-border pay-TV movie services – a new Murphy’s law?

Executive summary - The European Commission has commenced antitrust proceedings against several prominent European pay-TV service providers and major U.S. film studios including Sony Pictures Entertainment,...more

EU: Commission commences antitrust proceedings into film distribution

The European Commission (the “Commission”) has initiated formal antitrust proceedings to assess various licensing agreements between European Pay-TV broadcasters and major US Film studios for broadcasting by satellite or...more

EU : Commission launches infringement proceedings against 6 Member States; re-ignites proceedings against Sweden

Today, the European Commission has called on a number of Member States to ensure compliance of their national regulatory frameworks for gambling services with the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU....more

All-in September (Global)

Overview of the top gambling regulatory developments in September. BULGARIA - Following Bulgaria’s publication of a blacklist of operators illegally targeting the jurisdiction in June 2013, the country issued...more

Greece: Government sells its stake in OPAP

On 12 August the Greek government put pen to paper to complete the sale of its 33% controlling stake in the gambling monopoly OPAP for €652 million to Emma Delta, an equity fund led by Czech billionaire Jiri Smejc....more

BT lodges complaint with Ofcom over Sky’s supply of Sky Sports channels, as previous complaint against Sky is dismissed

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

Commission Launches First State Aid Investigations Into Football Clubs

The European Commission opened the first in-depth investigation into alleged State aid for professional football clubs. This comes after the Commission launched investigations into the financing of arenas. It is likely that...more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

LASC COURT RULING: In Favor of Demurring Defendant Ferguson et. al. moving defendants.

Defendant Chris Ferguson's Demurrer to all 3 of Plaintiff Cardroom's purported causes of action sustained by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth White: --- Ferguson had argued in his demurrer that Plaintiff’s...more

United States Trade Representative (USTR) Announces Results of Special 301 Review of Notorious Markets in December 2012...

USTR Announces Results of Special 301 Review of Notorious Markets and Identifies Marketplaces that Facilitate Global Piracy and Counterfeiting (released 12/13/2012): --- "Washington, D.C. – United States Trade...more

EA Sports Gives Up Its Exclusive License to Make College Football Games

For many avid sports gamers, December 13, 2004 is a day that will live in infamy. On that date, EA Sports, makers of the longstanding Madden franchise, inked a deal with the NFL that would allow EA, and only EA, to produce...more

Cardoom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

NOTICE OF DEMURRER AND DEMURRER OF DEFENDANT CHRIS FERGUSON, TO PLAINTIFF’S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

Plaintiff’s lawsuit is nothing more than a base attempt to capitalize on an indictment and civil forfeiture action that is wholly unrelated to the claims alleged. Plaintiff, Cardroom International LLC (“Plaintiff”), claims...more

United States Increases Entertainment Exports to Latin American Markets

On September 30, 2011, the United States government signed an Export Trade Certificate of Review for the Latin American Multichannel Advertising Council ("LAMAC"). This certification will allow seven United States-based...more

U.S. Film Studios Agree to Modify "Most Favored Nations" Clause in EU Contracts to Encourage Financing and Installation of Digital...

On March 4, 2011, the European Commission (“EC”) announced that it had closed an investigation into whether the contracts of several major U.S. film studios for the financing and installation of digital projection equipment...more

Volume 6 Issue 3 Winter 2011

SEATTLE--University of Washington School of Law today published the Winter 2011 issue of the new Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, the nation’s first student-run electronic law journal focusing on technology,...more

ONLINE GAMBLING ROMANIA: GamblingCompliance interview with Bogdan Mararu -"Romanian Lottery Looks For Lion’s Share Of Online Play"

In this article written by Daniel Macadam, GabmlingCompliance(R) journalist, Mararu & Mararu partner Bogdan Mararu is interviewed on the draft of the secondary legislation regulating online gambling in Romania, namely the...more

ONLINE GAMBLING ROMANIA: GamblingCompliance interview with Bogdan Mararu - "Romania Backs Updated Internet Gambling Bill"

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 - "Online Reforms at Stake as Romania Weighs EU Concerns"

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

Advertising Law - June 7, 2010

In This Issue: *FDA Warns Drug Company About Sponsored Sites *WHO Recommends Ban On Marketing Certain Foods To Kids *NFL Fumbles Licensing Deal *Coach Sues Chicago Over Counterfeits *EU To Search Engines: Still...more

Shades of Gray: the Internet Market of Copyrighted Goods and the First Sale Doctrine

In light of the recent John Wiley & Sons Inc. v. Kirtsaeng, 654 F.3d 210 (2nd Cir. 2011) and the possibility that the Supreme Court grant certiorari and finally settle the parallel imports controversy, here is an article...more

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

IN THIS ISSUE: *France Approves Pulling Plug on Online Pirates *Google to Permit Trademark Terms in Search Ads *California Courts Shut Out Spam Suits *American Apparel to Pay Woody Allen $5 Million Over Ad Spat...more

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

IN THIS ISSUE: *FDA Tells Pharma To Pull “Misleading” Search Ads *Report Finds Surge in Online Fraud *Google Introduces Free Downloads of Licensed Music in China *House Passes Bill Giving FDA Oversight of Tobacco...more

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