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FinCrimes Update - May 2015 Supplement

FEDERAL RESERVE ORDERS TWO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO IMPROVE BSA/AML COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS - On June 1, a Boston-based international financial services holding company and its banking subsidiary agreed to improve...more

California Legislature Proposes Virtual Currency License

On February 27, 2015, California Assembly member Matt Dababneh (D – Encino) introduced AB 1326, which would require virtual currency businesses to be licensed by the Department of Business Oversight (DBO). To get licensed,...more

The Current State of Online Lottery Sales and the Outlook for 2015

As states continue to search for ways to generate additional revenue, several states have explored the possibility of selling lottery tickets online. Online lottery ticket sales represent an untapped market for state...more

Investment Trends in the Gaming Industry

Over the past decade, the gaming industry has evolved into one of the hottest sectors of mobile internet services. VentureBeat recently reported that in the trailing twelve months of Q3 2014, gaming accounted for $18 billion...more

Manatt Digital Media - September 2014

Welcome to Issue #1 of the Manatt Digital Media (MDM) newsletter. Initially, we will publish these monthly—and look forward to receiving your feedback, since we want this to be a conversation and bring information and...more

Status Updates - August 2014 #12

..What’s not to like? The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that an employee’s Facebook “like” approving of another employee’s statements about their employer may constitute “concerted activity” under federal labor...more

Poland: Additional payment services available to operators regulated under the Polish Gambling Act

Changes to the Polish Gambling Act have broadened the array of payment service providers that Polish-licensed operators can use. In October 2013, an amendment to the Polish Gambling Act came into force which changed the...more

Sacramento Kings Announce They Will Be The First Pro Sports Franchise To Accept Bitcoin

On January 16, 2014, The Sacramento Bee in its article Kings will be first pro sports franchise to accept online currency Bitcoins announced that by March 1, 2014, Sacramento Kings fans "will be able to purchase team...more

Money Transmission Act Petition Withdrawn/Initiative Would Presume Harm For Release Of “Personally Identifying Information”

Money Transmission Act Petition Withdrawn - Earlier this month, I wrote about a pending petition questioning the failure of the Department of Business Oversight to adopt regulations under the Money Transmission Act. ...more

Intellectual Property and Technology News | Issue 4, Q3 2013 (Global)

In This Issue: - IPT INSIGHTS - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND SPORT – A WINNING COMBINATION... - THE CJEU GOES TO THE MOVIES: REFLECTIONS ON FILM COPYRIGHT FROM AUSTRIA, THE NETHERLANDS AND THE UK - CLOUD...more

Mississippi Enacts Academic Research Rebate Legislation and Expands Existing Motion Picture Production Rebate Program

Mississippi recently enacted two pieces of legislation that should encourage private investment in the state. The Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through Business (SMART Business) Act (House Bill 826), which...more

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System (Satoshi Nakamoto "White Paper"))

Satoshi Nakamoto Abstract re Bitcoin White Paper: A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution....more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC

Complaint (Exempt From Arbitration)

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC: Complaint (Exempt From Arbitration) DISTRICT COURT CLARK COUNTY NEVADA Case No. A-13-679951-C Dept No.: XV I Filed April 11, 2013 S!GAL CHATTAH, ESQ. Nevada Bar No.: 8264 LAW OFFICES...more

Bitcoins: Online Currency’s Uncharted Frontier

Bitcoin – it sounds like a token you might use to play skeeball at a beachside arcade. It is actually a relatively new, virtual online “currency” being used for payments across the Internet. While some observers have noted...more

State of New York v. Vincent Basciano Jr., et. al. (Michael Colbert)

Indictment

State of New York Indictments of Elaborate Sports Betting Ring Involves Offshore Online Sports Betting Web Sites Allegedly Utilized by the Defendants for illegal sports wagering in the US: In addition to traditional...more

Around the Virtual World - May 28, 2012

A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media. In This Issue: - PlayStudios launches myVegas social casino games with MGM - American Express launches FarmVille...more

House Financial Services Committee Considers Internet Gambling

Internet gambling has captured the attention of the House Financial Services Committee and its chairman, Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts. Currently on the books, but not yet implemented, is the Unlawful Internet...more

Optimal Group Non-Prosecution Agreement with SDNY - October 29, 2009

Optimal Group Non-Prosecution Agreement with SDNY - October 29, 2009 --- [Excerpt from NPA document] "On the understandings specified below, the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District ofNew...more

PartyGaming PLC / SDNY - Non-Prosecution Agreement - April 6, 2009

PartyGaming PLC / SDNY - Non-Prosecution Agreement - April 6, 2009 --- [NPA excerpt summary] "On the understandings specified below, the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District ofNew York (the...more

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

IN THIS ISSUE: *Anticopying Software Disappears From Downloaded Audiobooks *Airborne Settles False Advertising Claim *Court Approves Class Action Status for ?Vista Capable? Lawsuit *Experian Sues LifeLock Over Fraud...more

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