DLA Piper - Sports, Media and Entertainment

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 due to come into force on 1 June 2014…more

| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Spain: Football player sentenced to prison for personal injury

The Criminal Court of Vigo sentenced a local football player to 4 months imprisonment for a personal injury offence which occurred in a football game in Vigo, a city situated in north-west Spain. The offence was committed…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury

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. The amendments have already received…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, International Law & Trade

Football rights guidelines approved by Agcom!

Further to the preliminary inquiry carried out by the Italian Communication Authority (Agcom) with operators holding a direct interest in the sale of media rights for the Italian football seasons (as discussed here), yesterday…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law,...

OFT Principles for Online and In-App Games Now in Force

On 1 April, the OFT’s principles for online and in-app games came into force. The principles aim to ensure that consumers are made aware of in-game costs before downloading the application in question, with a view to stopping…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law,...

Ofcom Confirms Terms for New Channel 4 Licence

Ofcom has announced that Channel 4's public service broadcasting licence will be renewed for a 10-year period following the expiry of the current licence at the end of 2014…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications...

ATVOD issues new regulatory guidance

The co-regulator of video on demand (“VOD”) editorial content, the Authority for TV on Demand (ATVOD), has recently published revised guidance on the scope of the regulations concerning VOD services…more

| Communications & Media Law

FC Barcelona sanctioned by FIFA for international transfers of minors

FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Spanish Football Federation (“RFEF”) and Spanish club FC Barcelona for “breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18“…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law, International...

Google gives UK “super flagger” powers

Google has granted the UK security services privileged “super flagger” status over YouTube videos, which enables the government to alert YouTube to videos deemed to threaten national security…more

| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

No surprises as CJEU upholds website blocking injunctions

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) last week upheld the system of website blocking injunctions in place in Austria, following a reference from the Austrian Supreme Court in the case of UPC Telekabel v…more

| Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property,...

Harmonised Anti-Money Laundering Rules for Online Gambling

On 11 March 2014, the European Parliament adopted the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Directive). The updated rules mean that all gambling services (both physical and electronic) will be subject to EU-wide regulation,…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Finance & Banking, International Law &...

UK Budget 2014 – more good news for the creative industries

In yesterday’s Budget, George Osborne confirmed that the European Commission has approved the proposed extension of the UK film tax credit announced in his 2013 Autumn Statement. The changes are due to take effect from April of…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, International Law & Trade, Taxation

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