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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

Telephone Numbers – An infinitely available scarce resource

How can something infinite still be a scarce resource? In telecoms that’s exactly what numbers are considered, and they are managed carefully by regulators and operators alike. And with the advent of many more new…more

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

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

The Financial Report - Volume 3, No. 8 • April 2014 (Global)

Discussion and Analysis - According to various media sources summarizing the findings of a recently published “Progress Report,” as of April 1, 2014, of the 398 total rulemaking requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act,…more

| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Here we go again: Australian government releases draft amendments to the...

The Australian government has released an exposure draft of amendments to The Trade Practices (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulations 1998 (the Franchising Code of Conduct) and relevant provisions in the Competition and…more

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

Food and Beverage Alert (US)

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - Supporting healthy food options for students. On April 3, Senators Heidi…more

| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media...

Easter chocolate bunnies

Easter is rapidly approaching and many of you have probably already stocked up on eggs and chocolate bunnies. While you will be enjoying them, maybe you will be thinking of the calories that you are taking in, the taste of…more

| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

France amends the SYNTEC collective bargaining agreement

Media worldwide – and especially in the US – have this week been reporting a new French law that supposedly prohibits employees from answering emails after 6 pm. The reporting on this issue has been misleading, however:…more

| Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Bitcoin – real, virtual or illegal currency?

The news about the indictment of Charlie Shrem, the former vice president of Bitcoin Foundation, and Robert Faiella in the US because of their potential involvement in the laundering of more than $ 1 million bitcoin on the…more

| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

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