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GLOBAL: The rise of drones as an issue in sport

The remote controlled aircraft which flew a flag emblazoned with an Albanian symbol over the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania in October 2014 brought a premature end to the match amid violent scenes, with fans…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Transportation

UK: Freedom of Speech - Unnamed artist to appeal publishing injunction in the Supreme Court

On 9 December a well-known British performing artist was granted permission to take his case to the Supreme Court, where he will appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision in OPO v MLA & STL, reported here in October 2014…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

AUSTRALIA: FIFA Club World Cup Pay Dispute & Contractual Bonus Insurance

The Western Sydney Wanderers, an A-League football club and the reigning winners of the Asian Champions League, are engaged in a dispute with its players over their share of the prize money in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

UK: World Anti-Doping Agency announce global collaboration agreement with Pfizer

On 3 December 2014, the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) announced a global collaboration agreement with American pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

UK: Copyright- Music industry seeks review of law allowing fans to copy music

The UK Government is facing a Judicial Review challenge over a failure to include compensation provisions in the recently introduced private copying exception to Copyright…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property

UK: Autumn Statement- More good news for the creative sector

On 3 December 2014, as part of his Autumn Statement, the UK Chancellor announced the introduction of a new children’s TV tax relief which is due to be introduced from April 2015…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Taxation

GLOBAL: Main takeaways from our “Global TV Production and Co-Production incentives webinar”

The TV industry is a global business set to be worth more than $400BN by 2020, with predicted year-on-year growth of 4.7%. As incentive programs are becoming increasingly important across the industry, we hosted a “TV…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Europe: Right to be forgotten guidelines adopted by WP29

The Article 29 Working Party, the European data protection advisory body consisting of representatives of the national data protection authorities of the EU Member States, announced yesterday that they have adopted guidelines –…more
| Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

UK: The Phil Ivey case – English court rules for first time on civil law offence of cheating

In the first case since the coming into force of the Gambling Act 2005, the English courts have determined whether the conduct of a party to a gambling contract amounted to cheating for the purposes of civil law. The case…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

GLOBAL: How to protect brand reputation and sales from the risks associated with a product recall

In the past decade or so, manufacturers in the developed world that would previously have created their entire product in their own country now outsource manufacture to other parts of the world. This has had significant economic…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Products Liability

Bestwater – CJEU considers embedded links to copyright content (again)

On 21 October 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) gave its decision in Bestwater, a case that, like the decision in Svensson earlier this year, concerns the question of whether there is an infringement of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

AUSTRALIA: Hitting Corruption for Six

The cricket world is in a fierce battle against the increasing use of technology in illegal bookmaking. In order to protect their interests ahead of the World Cup starting in February 2015, the International Cricket Council…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

FRANCE: Broadcasting rights relating Top 14 rugby games are premium rights that must be allocated to Pay TV channels according to a transparent and competitive procedure

On January 14, 2014, the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (the French Rugby League or “LNR”) and French premium cable television channel Canal+ entered into an agreement whereby the latter was granted exclusive rights to broadcast Top…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

UK: New Licensing Scheme for use of Orphan Works

On 29 October 2014, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills launched a new licensing scheme which aims to give wider access to millions of culturally valuable creative ‘orphan’ works…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

EUROPE- European Commission and UEFA “strengthen their relations” with Arrangement for Co-operation

On 14 October 2014 the European Commission and the Union of European Football Associates (UEFA) signed an Arrangement of Cooperation (the “Agreement”) which shall expire on 17 December 2017. The Agreement comes as UEFA…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade
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