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Christopher Elliott

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Name: Christopher Elliott
Date registered: 3 March 2014

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  1. UK: Tweaks to Rules on Sales Promotions and Competitions — 11 May 2015
  2. UK: Budget Announcement – Introduction of a Horserace Betting Right — 26 March 2015
  3. GLOBAL: Cycling Independent Reform Commission report — 11 March 2015
  4. CAS decision addresses fairness and justice in sports disciplinary cases — 30 January 2015
  5. UK: Saracens Rugby Club adopts innovative approach to analysing concussion injuries — 9 January 2015

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  1. GB: ASA publishes new report on gambling advertising — 1 comment
  2. GLOBAL: The rise of drones as an issue in sport — 1 comment

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UK: Tweaks to Rules on Sales Promotions and Competitions

By Jack Randles and John Wilks  The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice (“CAP”) has introduced changes to the provisions of its advertising code which deal with the running of sales promotions, including prize promotions. The full regulatory statement explaining and setting out the changes is here. The amendments to Chapter 8 of the CAP Code …

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UK: Budget Announcement – Introduction of a Horserace Betting Right

By Jonathan Salt On 18 March 2015 Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, announced that the Government would bring forward legislative proposals to replace the existing statutory Horserace Betting Levy with a new Horserace Betting Right. This announcement followed a suite of three interlinked consultation documents, the first of which was published on 26 …

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GLOBAL: Cycling Independent Reform Commission report

By Patrick Mitchell and Verity Young The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has now published the report and recommendations of the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC). The CIRC was established by the UCI in January 2014 and has just completed a 13 month independent investigation into “the causes of the pattern of doping that developed within …

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CAS decision addresses fairness and justice in sports disciplinary cases

By Alasdair Muller and Patrick Mitchell The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) decision in Dirk de Ridder v International Sailing Federation, recently published in full, has outlined six propositions to ensure that the disciplinary procedures operated by sporting governing bodies adhere to principles of procedural fairness and justice. Share this

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

By Alasdair Muller and Patrick Mitchell 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. Eleven players from Saracens Rugby Club wore “impact sensors” during their Premiership victory over rival club London Irish on …

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GLOBAL: The rise of drones as an issue in sport

By Danny Westmoreland 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 invading the pitch and players being hurried off under the protection of ground security. …

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

By Chris Elliott and Danielle Sharkey 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 in question was Phillip Ivey v Genting Casinos UK …

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GB: ASA publishes new report on gambling advertising

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s advertising watchdog, has published a report into its application of the UK advertising codes to gambling advertising.  In its assessment of the increasing number of cases against gambling adverts, the ASA has, among other things, called for “continuing scrutiny” of free bets and other promotional offers. The ASA …

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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. Following judicial review proceedings in the High Court on 22-23 September (the Gibraltar challenge to the Act), the Department of Culture, Media and Sport will shortly publish a further statutory instrument to postpone …

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

By Alexis Fierens and Raf Schoefs 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 and considering the economic value of many copyrighted works of which …

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