Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - July 2014 (Global)

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Belgium: Gaming Commission pleads for a further restriction and rationalization of the gaming industry - The Belgian Gaming Commission has sent an open letter to the next government in which it requests further restriction of the gaming industry and a tightening of the legal framework. View more

United States Supreme Court stops sports betting in New Jersey - New Jersey has failed in its bid to legalize sports betting. View more


Changes in Spain’s Cinema Act: Cool-off period for non-theatrical shows - The Spanish government has changed the terms under which cinematographic entities operating in Spain are registered. View more


New EU actions on enforcement of intellectual property rights - The European Commission has adopted two communications on an action plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights in the EU and a strategy for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries. View more

Copyright Licensing Agency releases new Pharmaceutical Collaboration Licence - Companies holding an existing Pharmaceutical Licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency have been given the opportunity to upgrade to a new Trial Pharmaceutical Collaboration Licence, at no extra cost. View more


EU: Update on Google’s right to be forgotten - The Privacy Commission has announced that it intends to issue common guidelines for the interpretation of the "right to be forgotten" online. These guidelines are expected to be released around September 2014. View more

Aereo infringes broadcasters’ copyrights, US Supreme Court rules – coming impact for streaming and cloud services? - The United States Supreme Court has held that online video startup Aereo Inc. infringes broadcasters’ copyrights in on-air programming when Aereo transmits the programs to its Internet subscribers. View more


UK: Amendments to Public Lending Right Scheme - The UK Parliament has passed the Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variations) Order 2014, implementing its obligations under the Rental and Lending Directive. View more

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Ambush marketing: Australia advances fair - The Australian Parliament has passed the Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Bill 2014. View more

Essendon Football Club v Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority - In response to 34 "show cause" notices being issued to its players, an Australian Rules football club has launched legal action against the CEO of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. View more

Real Madrid 2014/15 audiovisual rights for sale - Real Madrid has made a statement on its website that it will listen to offers for its audiovisual rights for the 2014/2015 season. View more

US Trademark Board cancels "Redskins" registrations - The US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has cancelled six trademark registrations which contain the word REDSKIN owned by the Washington, DC professional football team. View more

Doping tests and privacy rights in Spain: a key court decision - The Audiencia Nacional has ruled that the Spanish High Council for Sports has gone too far in issuing a regulation requiring certain federated sportsmen to be available to undergo doping tests "permanently". View more

Australia: Terminating a sportsperson’s contract for private conduct (the Todd Carney case) - Cronulla Sharks' Football Club have terminated their contract with Todd Carney as a result of a photo posted on a social media website depicting the five eighth in a lewd act in a nightclub bathroom. View more


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