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GB: What is gambling software?

The Gambling Commission has published a guidance note aimed at assisting the industry determine what constitutes “gambling software” and which entities within a supply chain require a licence from the Gambling...more

Interactive Gaming Incentives in the United States

There’s been a lot of press about places that are unfriendly to gamers or game developers. Authorities in various jurisdictions have attempted to address issues of violence, sex, and gambling, either resident in or allegedly...more

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update: May 2014

This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. For more information on any of these developments, contact one of the authors or the Reed Smith State Tax attorney with whom you usually work....more

Ninth Circuit Makes Bad Copyright Law from Bad Facts

In a decision that is already being criticized as “horrific” and “judicial activism,” the Ninth Circuit created copyright protection for an acting performance in a short film for which the actress read from a script and was...more

Massachusetts Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (4th Quarter 2013)

Welcome to the latest Reed Smith Massachusetts State Tax Quarterly Update. In this update, we’ll take a look back to the developments from the last quarter of 2013, and look ahead to some percolating issues at the Appellate...more

#FashiOnline – Top 5 Giveaways

Thank you to all that attended the #FashiOnline event. There were a lot of attendees and very interesting topics. These are our main 5 giveaways....more

The Garden State Goes Online

On 26 November, online gambling was officially given the green light in the state of New Jersey, in what has been a highly anticipated liberalisation of their gambling market. Pundits and stakeholders alike will be eager to...more

Poland: Proposals to allow monopoly to offer online games

Pursuant to the Gambling Law dated 19 November 2009 (“Law”), the Polish government grants monopoly rights over number games, cash lotteries and telebingo. However, the Law does not specifically refer to the internet and the...more

Legal concepts every social media marketer should know: Part IV - User Generated Content (Content Treasure Trove v. Legal...

Companies are looking for online interaction with customers, a solid presence on social media, and other dynamic ways to connect with potential consumers. Often, this means campaigns and their websites will rely on some form...more

Copyright exhaustion in the US: what the Kirtsaeng and ReDigi decisions tell us about the future of the first sale doctrine and...

The concept of copyright ‘exhaustion’, or the ‘first sale’ doctrine, refers to the principle that once a copyright owner places a copyrighted item in the stream of commerce by selling it, they have exhausted their exclusive...more

Copyright Assignment Termination After 35 Years: The Video Game Industry Comes of Age

A little-known section of the Copyright Act allows designers and developers of video games to terminate copyright assignments granted after January 1, 1978. Section 203 of the Act was intended to give creators of...more

Netherlands: First fine for online gambling company

For the first time ever the Dutch Gambling Authority has sanctioned an online gaming company. Globalstars, a gambling company based on Curacao (The Netherlands Antilles), was fined for 100.000 euros for offering online games...more

Counseling The Modern Music Artist

INDUSTRY IN UPHEAVAL - The average entertainment attorney sits on his or her hands, waiting for the wealthy client to come to the office with a lucrative contract to negotiate. In reality, the attorney must create...more

NFL Doctor’s Role in Concussion Lawsuit May Prompt More to Join Litigation

NFL Doctor’s Role in Concussion Lawsuit May Prompt More to Join Litigation by Anthony Caruso on August 21, 2013 NFL doctor, Elliot Pellman, has served players for several years and made critical decisions about whether...more

The future of gaming video terminals after Supreme Court decision

The Italian Supreme Court held that it is possible for shops to place video terminals (the so called “totem”) connecting to Italian online gaming licensed platforms under the regime in force before the implementation of the...more

Sweden: Proposal for new rules for the protection of online gamblers

The Swedish Gambling Authority (Sw. Lotteriinspektionen) has recently published a proposal for increased protection of online gamblers. In accordance with the proposal, gambling operators will be required to provide detailed...more

Busy Summer in the Gambling Market of Hungary

Introduction - The summer of 2013 may reserve good opportunities for the gambling sector in Hungary as two, somewhat unexpected, changes were introduced last month. The Hungarian Parliament finally adopted the brand...more

The Moment it Clicks: A Deeper Look at the Case Law of Clickwrap and Browserwrap Agreements

Previously, we posted an article on the Top 5 Ways to Help Ensure Your Business has Click-Wrap Agreements that Work. Given the importance of clickwrap and browserwrap when it comes to limiting an online business’ liability,...more

Netherlands: Supplementary regulations enacted as the Dutch regime gains momentum

On July 1 2013, the Ministerial Regulation on promotion, advertising and addiction prevention regarding games of chance ("Regulation") came into effect. With this Regulation, parts of the Decree on promotion, advertising and...more

Social Media Law: Copyright

As a follow-up to our earlier post about Revoking an “Implied” Software License, this interesting US case (Davis v. Tampa Bay Arena Ltd.) deals with the use of photographs on Facebook postings....more

All-In June (Global)

Australia - Gambling advertising, and in particular live odds during the broadcast of events, has been the subject of much attention and debate in Australia recently...more

Andorra: Gambling Regulation Announced

The authorities from Andorra, a small country located in the Pyrenees -between France and Spain-, have publicly announced their intention to launch a newly regulated framework for the operation of offline and online gambling...more

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Spring 2013

Copyright co-ownership is a well-established method of allocating rights within the software, recording, and motion picture industries. In theory, it presents a clear and simple arrangement and provides a strong degree of...more

Patent Series: Protecting inventions [Video]

Janet Cord and Ray Diperna, partners at Ladas & Parry LLP, discuss the pros and cons of patents in protecting inventions....more

Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection [Video]

Joe Villapol and Ralph Cathcart, partners at Ladas & Parry LLP, discuss use-based trademark protection in the United States....more

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