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  1. UK Government criminalises the use of ticket tout bots — 10 January 2018
  2. The British Horseracing Authority issues horseracing bribery and fraud charges against jockey and footballers — 21 December 2012
  3. UEFA withholds prize money from 23 football clubs for breach of its financial fair play regulations — 21 December 2012
  4. FIFA and UEFA challenge the European Commission and European Union states over World Cup and European Championship broadcasting rights — 21 December 2012

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UK Government criminalises the use of ticket tout bots

By Francis Keepfer The UK Government has introduced new draft legislation which criminalises the use of ‘bots’ to bulk buy event tickets. Bots are automated programs used by ticket touts to circumvent security measures and maximum ticket purchase limits on legitimate ticketing websites. The Breaching Limits on Ticket Sales Regulations 2017, introduced as part of …

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The British Horseracing Authority issues horseracing bribery and fraud charges against jockey and footballers

Nine people, including a jockey (Andrew Heffernan) and eight “unlicensed individuals” (three of whom are footballers Michael Chopra, James Coppinger and Mark Wilson), have been charged with breaches of the British Horseracing Authority (the “BHA”)’s Rules of Racing (the “BHA Rules“). All nine are accused of breaching BHA Rule (A)41.2 in that they conspired with …

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UEFA withholds prize money from 23 football clubs for breach of its financial fair play regulations

On 11 September 2012, UEFA Club Financial Control Body (the “CFCB“)’s investigatory chamber, chaired by former Belgian Prime Minister, Jean-Luc Dehaene, announced that it would be withholding prize money from 23 football clubs, pending further investigation of their failure to comply with UEFA’s financial fair play (“FFP“) regulations. Share this

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FIFA and UEFA challenge the European Commission and European Union states over World Cup and European Championship broadcasting rights

On 13 September 2012, UEFA asked the European Court of Justice (the “ECJ“) to strike out its obligation to offer all games in the European Championship to free-to-air broadcasters in the UK, while on the same day, FIFA argued at the ECJ against the European Commission (the “EC“), the UK and Belgium that only parts …

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