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Alasdair Muller

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Name: Alasdair Muller
Date registered: 3 March 2014

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  1. UK: British Boxing Board of Control knocks out High Court challenge — 21 September 2015
  2. UK: Fixing match-fixing: Sports Betting Integrity Forum releases Sports and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan — 18 September 2015
  3. Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014 — 20 August 2014
  4. Cultural Test (Video Games) Regulations come into force — 19 August 2014
  5. UK Anti-Doping Secure First Lifetime Ban — 18 August 2014

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UK: British Boxing Board of Control knocks out High Court challenge

By Alasdair Muller and Patrick Mitchell In Bruce Baker v The British Boxing Board of Control, the High Court held that the British Boxing Board of Control’s appeal procedure is properly categorised as an “arbitration” and therefore final and binding, challengeable in limited circumstances only. The Background Mr Baker was a licensed boxing promoter. In …

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UK: Fixing match-fixing: Sports Betting Integrity Forum releases Sports and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan

The Sports Betting Integrity Forum (a body made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, sports national governing bodies (“NGBs”), player associations, betting operators, law enforcement agencies and the Government) has released a Sports and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan (“Plan”). The Plan represents the outcome of one of the three specific actions identified in …

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Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014

 By Oliver Kichenside and Alasdair Muller The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has published regulations (“Regulations”) that amend the Video Recordings Act 1984 (“Act”). The Act requires video works to be classified by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) before they can be sold in the UK. Previously, videos (other than video games) …

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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, language, the British cultural aspects of the game, where certain work on the game is carried out and the residence or nationality …

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UK Anti-Doping Secure First Lifetime Ban

By Alasdair Muller and Patrick Mitchell 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 Crown Court for conspiring to supply anabolic steroids. Despite not being officially affiliated to any sporting organisation, Philip Tinklin’s …

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Data Protection Laws

We’re pleased to remind you about our “Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook”, covering over 70 territories. To access the Handbook please visit here. This Handbook offers a quick overview of the areas of data protection law that have the most practical significance to businesses, including: International data transfer restrictions; Security obligations; Breach notification …

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EU sanctions against Russia

By Dr Ludger Giesberts, Dr Thilo Streit, Prof Dr Juergen Taschke and Dr Christian Schoop The European Union has adopted economic sanctions against Russia – the latest step relating to the protection of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Earlier this year, the Council of the European Union had already adopted sanctions against certain Russian individuals, …

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Consultation on the enforcement of scheduling of television advertising

By Alasdair Muller and Patrick Mitchell Ofcom has published a consultation document regarding various approaches to the enforcement of scheduling of television advertising. Both Ofcom’s own Code on the Scheduling of Television Advertising (COSTA) and the Audiovisual Media Services Directive place restrictions on the insertion of internal advertising breaks within programmes, based on factors including …

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Following loss before the Supreme Court, Aereo “astonishes” broadcasters with new legal strategy

By Andrew L. Deutsch, Marc E. Miller and Melissa A. Reinckens Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court (see here), which appeared to doom its over-the-air television Internet streaming business, New York-based Aereo has asserted in federal district court that it is entitled to a compulsory license to carry over-the-air broadcasts …

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Media, Sport & Entertainment Webinar 2014: Fair Dealing

Wednesday 23 July  2014 3.00 – 4.00 pm BST We are delighted to invite you to the next session in our series of 1 hour webinars. This webinar will focus on Fair dealing. When is it “fair” to use copyright content belonging to another without permission? This webinar will feature a lively discussion of the latest position …

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