Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - July 2013

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BETTING AND GAMING

Czech Republic: Is gambling law about to liberalise? - Last year, the Czech Government approved a new gambling regulation which should have completely replaced the current Lottery Act. Since the very beginning of the legislative process, the bill has caused displeasure among both national and foreign gambling providers. View more 

Australia: Live odds are only part of the problem - Australia has been focusing significant attention on gambling advertising, and in particular live odds during the broadcast of events. View More 

Australia: Government report into Advertising and Promotion of Gambling in Sport now released - After a five-month Inquiry into the Advertising and Promotion of Gambling in Sport, the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform has reported early. View more

BROADCASTING

Changing position in France on broadcast of excerpts of sporting events - The French Audiovisual Authority revised its decision of January 15, 2013 aiming at extending the possibility to freely broadcast excerpts of sport competitions and decided to restrict the right to freely broadcast 90 seconds of sport events excerpts per hour to the sole TV channels and their catch up TV services. View more

Spain: Recent rulings against Atlético de Madrid and Real Sociedad regarding TV rights - Atlético de Madrid and Real Sociedad terminated their respective TV rights agreements with Mediapro in 2012 - before its expiration - and signed new contracts with Digital + (Prisa group). Then the corresponding claims by Mediapro were filed before the Spanish courts, claiming the agreements were terminated unfairly. View more

UK: 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 of the European Union. BT indicated that BSkyB has refused to supply Sky Sports 1 & 2 to the YouView platform unless BT supplies its BT Sport channels wholesale to BSkyB. View more

Spice-y dilemma for Australia's Seven Network - In early April, the New South Wales Supreme Court heard the matter of Seven Network (Operations) Ltd v Melanie Brown [2013] NSWSC 372 involving a contractual dispute between former Spice Girl Mel B (aka Scary Spice) and two of Australia’s rival free-to-air television networks. View more

The UK signs WIPO's Beijing Treaty on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances - EU law has traditionally provided performers with relatively strong rights and protections (for example, the UK already protects performers’ rights in Part II of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988).  But the same cannot be said for the entire world.  On 12 June, the United Kingdom, along with 57 other states, signed the WIPO Treaty on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances (also called the Beijing Treaty). View more

CONSUMER AND DATA PROTECTION

Digital signature brings Italy a step ahead - The approval of the new technical requirements applicable to digital signatures represents a major innovation that might ease the execution of international contracts and create opportunities for providers. View more

INTERNET AND DIGITAL MEDIA

Italy: Google shall not monitor Adwords keywords - The Court of Palermo in Italy has held that Google as a hosting provider is not obliged to monitor AdWords keywords. View more  

PUBLISHING

Germany: Google's autocomplete function can infringe personality rights - Overturning two lower court rulings, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) decided that the words added to a search term by Google's autocomplete function can invade a person's personality rights (VI ZR 269/12). Subject to certain conditions, Google therefore must block these words. View more

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There’s no business like snow business! Sochi learns lessons from Vancouver  - In case of unseasonably warm weather Sochi –site of the 2014 Winter Olympics next February and  historically known as the Caucasian Riviera –  is storing nearly half a million tons of snow. View more

New Spanish Anti-doping Act - The Spanish Parliament has just approved the so-called Fundamental Act (LO) 3/2013 for the protection of the athletes health and fighting doping in sport. View more

AGCOM begins procedure for approval of Italian football league media rights - In mid-June, AGCOM (the Italian communications authority) announced the beginning of a procedure to approve guidelines issued by the Lega Calcio for the sales of media rights for events in the next Italian professional soccer season 2013/14. View more

UK tax exemptions continue the legacy of London 2012 - Sport is a vital part of the UK’s culture. In recognition of this, the UK government has in recent years enacted exemptions designed to ensure that foreign athletes competing in major sporting events in the UK are not subjected to UK taxes on their income. View more

Russia passes 2018 World Cup staging legislation - Following state guarantees by Russia to FIFA, the Russian State Duma on 7 June 2013 adopted special legislation for the preparation and staging of the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. View more

UK: Gareth Bale files trade mark application for his "Eleven of Hearts" celebration - Tottenham and Wales footballer Gareth Bale has filed an application to register a trade mark in respect of his goal celebration - a heart-shaped hand gesture - and revealed plans to use it as a logo on a range of clothes and footwear. View more

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