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


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UK: FA proposes global ban on gambling - The FA has proposed amendments to its rules on gambling which, if approved by its shareholders at their AGM on 21 May, will come into effect from the start of the 2014-15 season. View more


Italy – (Yet another) LCN suspension - The Consiglio di Stato (Administrative Supreme Court) have suspended the LCN Consultation. View more

US: California federal court finds that the First Amendment does not preclude sporting event participants from asserting right-of-publicity claims against broadcasters - A California federal court issued a First Amendment ruling that has potentially significant implications for broadcasters in the sports-media industry. View more


UK/China co-production treaty signed - UK Culture Minister Ed Vaizey and Chinese Vice Minister Tong Gang of the State Administration of Radio, Film & Television, have signed a UK / China co-production treaty. View more


EU – International data transfers made easier: good news for cloud providers and outsourcers - Working Party 29 issued a working document on model clauses for personal data transfers from EU data processors to non-EU sub-processors.  View more

UK: IPO guidance on copyright reforms - The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published guidance for copyright owners and consumers which outlines certain changes to current copyright law. View more

EU: Survey launched on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights outside the EU - The EU’s Observatory on Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights has invited EU businesses and IP professionals to complete a survey on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in non-EU countries. View more


UK: Privacy damages awarded to Weller family - Associated Newspapers has been ordered to pay three of Paul Weller’s children a total of £10,000 in damages for misuse of private information and breach of the Data Protection Act. View more

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Italy: Football rights guidelines approved by Agcom - The Italian Communication Authority has approved guidelines issued by the Lega Nazionale Professionisti Seria A for seasons 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. View more  

Spain: Football player sentenced to prison for personal injury - The Criminal Court of Vigo sentenced a local football player to four months imprisonment for a personal injury offence which occurred in a football game. View more

UK: London's IP anti-crime unit shuts down leading sports file sharing site - The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has successfully shut down the Sports Torrent Network, a leading sports file-sharing site offering its members links to sports events online. View more

Spain: FIFA suspends FC Barcelona transfer ban - FIFA has suspended FC Barcelona's transfer ban, imposed by its Disciplinary Committee as sanction for the club reportedly signing under-age players, pending the outcome of an appeal of the decision. View more

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