Category Archive: Criminal Law

German Federal High Court: Clubs can pass on fines to rioting fans

A ruling handed down by the German Federal High Court in November determined for the first time that penalties imposed on a football club by the DFB based on a fan’s misbehavior can be passed on to the injuring party. Therefore, rioting fans could now be facing large claims for compensations. The fan’s liability is based on …

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Polish Regulator publishes a new report on the gambling market in 2015

The Polish Regulator has published a new report on the implementation of the Polish Gambling Act in 2015. The report presents interesting statistical data and summarizes the most important court judgements. The Polish version can be downloaded from the Regulator’s website: link. Share this

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Cyber-Bullying: Some Legal Issues of the Bill under Discussion

On 12 September 2016, the Italian Deputy Chamber has begun the discussion of the Bill no. 3139 (“Bill”), aimed at contrasting cyber-bullying.  This would impose significant duties on web-site operators (as defined within the same Bill). You can find here the text of the Bill and below a summary of its main contents. Share this

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Poland: Proposal of new betting and poker regulations

According to the statement of the Polish Minister of Finance, Paweł Szałamacha (the Gambling Regulator), proposals for the new Polish Gambling Act were to be presented by the end of April 2016. To date this has not been done. However, on Sunday 15 May, a press conference was organized by Minister Jarosław Gowin (Deputy Prime …

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SPAIN: Tougher prison penalties for IP infringers

Author: Gonzalo Santos On 1 July 2015, a major amendment of the Spanish Criminal Code entered into force. Among other measures, said amendment considerably increases the maximum prison sentences which can be imposed for criminal activities against intellectual property. Prior to the amendment, the maximum imprisonment penalties for them were of 2 years (4 years …

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