Category Archive: Internet

Unlawful prohibition of sports betting in Germany

The Federal Administrative Court of Germany (BVerwG) ruled in a recent decision that if the state monopoly for sports betting persists an administrative prohibition of sports betting without a German sports betting concession would be unlawful. This decision ties in with a recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). There the ECJ ruled …

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Digital Content Distribution: the EU Commission Inquiry

A few weeks ago the EU Commission published the preliminary report of its inquiry on the e-commerce sector launched in May 2015, in the context of the Digital Single Market Strategy, DSM Strategy. The Inquiry is investigating both online sales of consumer goods and sale / license of digital content, and the latter is the subject …

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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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Think before you link – CJEU confirms that linking to freely available but unauthorised content can infringe copyright

By Rahool Sarjua and John Cloke Following the string of cases on hyperlinking the CJEU has dealt with in recent years, the court has emphatically confirmed in its judgment in GS Media v Sanoma & Ors that hyperlinking to works that have been made available on the Internet without the authorisation of the copyright owner …

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Bill on the Amendment to the Polish Gambling Act adopted

At a meeting of the Council of Ministers on 19 July 2016, the Bill on the Amendment to the Gambling Games Act and Certain Other Acts, tabled by the Ministry of Finance, was adopted. The Ministry stressed that its main objective was to limit the so-called “grey zone”, protect players against the negative consequences of …

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Changes to be introduced by the amendment to the Polish Gambling Act – part 1: changed definitions

The Polish Regulator has published the wording of the proposed amendment to the Polish Gambling Act. If enacted, it will come into force on 1 January 2017. In subsequent posts, I will highlight the most interesting changes and provide some comments. The new amendment changes or modifies the definitions of gambling games. Namely, it provides …

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Poland: Key points to be regulated by the new amendment to the Polish Gambling Act

On Monday 23 May, the Ministry of Finance (the Polish gambling regulator (“Regulator“)), published a list of points to be covered by the forthcoming amendment to the Polish Gambling Act. 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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New Polish Gambling Act – further speculation

Following a press conference on 2 April during which the Polish Minister of Finance announced that a draft of the new Polish Gambling Act should be ready by the end of the month, the media has been discussing how it may regulate gambling in Poland. There is a suggestion that the new regulations will be …

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EU Parliament adopts the General Data Protection Regulation

On 14 April 2016, the EU Parliament adopted the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Regulation will have a considerable impact on all organisations based in the European Union that process personal data, but also on organisations based outside of Europe providing services to the European market. Share this

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