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UK: Copyright – Copyright Tribunal’s functions to be transferred to Scottish Tribunal

On 22nd the Government published the Command Paper “Scotland in the UK”,  implementing the Smith Commission’s recommendation (subject to consultation) that the Copyright Tribunal’s functions should be transferred to a Scottish…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

USA: Ninth Circuit Rejects EA’s “Incidental Use” Defense in Madden-Related Right of Publicity Suit

On January 6, 2015, the Ninth Circuit decided that Electronic Arts Inc.’s (“EA”) unauthorized use of former NFL players’ likeness as avatars in the Madden NFL video game series does not qualify for First Amendment protection. …more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property

UK: Media – Sotheby’s auction house wins High Court battle over ‘Caravaggio’ painting

A claim for compensation against Sotheby’s auction house over the sale of a disputed ‘Caravaggio’ painting has been thrown out of the High Court..…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Professional Malpractice

UK: Data Protection - Information Tribunal rule on FOIA exemptions concerning the Tate Gallery and BP

The First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights) has considered whether the Tate Gallery was exempt from disclosing information concerning sponsorship and meeting minutes to BP under sections 41(1) and 43(2) of the Freedom of…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy

AFRICA: On the Way to Digital Migration

By June 17, 2015, all African countries should have completed the transition from analogical to digital radio transmission of TV and radio signals. This deadline was set by the Regional Conference of the International…more
| Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade

UK: New Copywatch Compliance Website launched

Copywatch, the compliance arm of the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) has been given a revamp, complete with new-look website, with the intention of simplifying compliance in the workplace. The refreshed site also highlights…more
| Intellectual Property

UK: Saracens Rugby Club adopts innovative approach to analysing concussion injuries

With the profound and long-lasting medical consequences of concussion becoming increasingly evident, Saracens Rugby Club has joined other sports organisations in adopting measures to protect the health of their players…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Personal Injury, International Law & Trade, Products Liability

Two websites, both alike in category…

Patrick Mitchell and Alasdair Muller consider two recent Ofcom decisions, both on appeal from the Authority for Television on Demand (“ATVOD”). The decisions provided clearer guidance on the criteria to be considered when…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismisses FC Barcelona’s transfer ban appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by FC Barcelona in relation to the FIFA sanction imposed on the Spanish club, reported here in April 2014. The ban was imposed on FC Barcelona after…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade

USA: Do Athletes Have Rights of Publicity in Live Broadcast Footage? Minnesota Court Offers Guidance

U.S. courts have recognized that “there is no judicial consensus on how to resolve conflicts between intellectual-property rights and free-speech rights.” Indeed, courts have adopted varying approaches to analyzing right of…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property

UK: Government launches Anti-Corruption Plan

On 18 December 2014 the UK Government launched a national, cross-departmental Anti-Corruption plan (“Plan”), which sets out a strategic response to corruption based on four key components: prosecuting and disrupting those…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Criminal Law

Top 5 gaming predictions for 2015!

End of .COM, innovation, M&A consolidation, CTDs and casino games in my personal predictions for the gaming sector in 2015. Here are my personal list of gaming predictions for 2015!…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
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