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FIFA to ban third-party ownership of players.

Following a meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee on 26 September 2014, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has confirmed that the controversial practice of third-party ownership of players will be banned in future…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts

SPAIN: Match-fixing- could the age of innocence be over?

Corruption is a problem. Keeping corruption out of public scrutiny is an even bigger problem, because responsible people remain untouched and ready to repeat the same wrong behaviours. In that sense, the financial crisis that…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Criminal Law

GB: Gambling point-of-consumption legislation delayed until 1 November

The Government has announced that the full implementation of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 will be postponed until 1 November 2014…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

CJEU clarifies scope of exception for parody: not just joking around

Under Belgian law, a copyrighted work may be used without the authorisation of the author(s) for the purposes of caricature, parody or pastiche. In the absence of any clear guidance on the interpretation of the concept of parody…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

FRANCE: French Legislation on Evening Advertising on Public Channels: Should We Expect Another Shift in Policy?

It has been five years since the French government decided to ban advertising at night for public-service television channels. Indeed Article 28 of law No. 2009-258, dated March 5, 2009, prohibited the broadcasting of…more
| Communications & Media Law

Advertisement Tax

On 15 August 2014 a new act (Act no. 22 of 2014) entered into force in Hungary, setting out the rules of a new tax category: advertisement tax. According to the act, an advertisement is subject to the tax if it is published…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Taxation

Increase of ratio of film support

On 24 June 2014 the European Commission resolved that it does not object to an increase in indirect state support (in the form of a tax rebate), from 20% to 25%, for the production costs of films produced in Hungary. It is…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade

New Zealand: The ‘naming names’ drive for privacy compliance

In a move that will be of great interest to any agency dealing with personal information, the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner has indicated that it will be adopting a policy to routinely ‘name names’ of agencies that have…more
| Privacy

ICO publish Data Protection Guide for the media

The Leveson Inquiry highlighted a prevailing confusion as to how data protection law applies to journalism and the media. To tackle this it was recommended that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) work to prepare a…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Social Media: No Need for New Laws

Against a background of widely debated social media issues from libellous tweets to cyber bullying and following the publication of CPS guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media, the House of…more
| Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law

FIFA rejects FC Barcelona appeal against transfer ban

On April 2014 the FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctioned FC Barcelona for reported breaches about the signing of under-age players with a year-long transfer ban and significant fines…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade

Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has published regulations (“Regulations”) that amend the Video Recordings Act 1984 (“Act”)…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

China to get new subscription streaming service

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and American entertainment company Lionsgate announced on 15 July they will launch a subscription streaming service on the Chinese mainland that will offer content including the Twilight and…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

Cultural Test (Video Games) Regulations come into force

The Cultural Test (Video Games) Regulations (“Regulations”) came into force today (19 August 2014). The Regulations introduce a “cultural test” for video games, with points being awarded on the basis of setting, content,…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

UK Anti-Doping Secure First Lifetime Ban

UK Anti-Doping (“UKAD“) have secured their first lifetime ban from sport after successfully prosecuting two individuals for multiple anti-doping rule violations. Earlier this year Philip Tinklin was convicted by Cardiff…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Criminal Law
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