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Filmspeler – Advocate General applies linking case law to Internet media players

By John Cloke, John Wilks and Alastair Mackichan Hot on the coattails of the CJEU’s ruling in GS Media (see here), the court’s Advocate General has come down hard on the seller of pre-configured media players which give access to pirated content over the Internet, in his advisory opinion in the Filmspeler case delivered last …

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How Brexit might impact gambling in Germany

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The UK’s vote to leave the European Union in a so-called Brexit Referendum might also impact companies that provide gambling services in Germany. Three of the main consequences of Brexit for gambling companies might be: Companies applying for a German gambling license need a registered office in a …

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Germany: EU Court rules against German sports betting regulation/new German legislation strongly needed

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that EU law may preclude the imposition of penalties in respect of the unauthorised cross-border intermediation of sporting bets carried out in Germany (judgment in case C-336/14). The case has been referred to the ECJ by a German local court (AG …

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ITALY – New “Digital Tax”: towards level playing field regulations?

Some Italian parliament members published a proposal for a new law that may dramatically change the scenario for e-commerce and and digital businesses in Italy. The proposal (called by some commentators as “Digital” or “Web Tax”) is substantially a combination of domestic rules affecting the taxation of the digital economy. In line with the OCSE …

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TV Catchup and Section 73 – (Nearly) The End of the Road?

By John Cloke & Jonathan Salt The Court of Appeal in England has recently made a second reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case brought by UK free-to-air broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 against the Internet streaming service TV Catchup (TVC) in relation to the unauthorised streaming …

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EU: Ryanair scrapes a win (but not using IP!)

By John Wilks and Catherine Beloff The CJEU has ruled that database owners whose databases are not protected by copyright or the sui generis database right may rely on contractual terms and conditions to restrict access to and exploitation of their data.  As a result, it will be particularly important for owners of online databases …

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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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New EU actions on enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

On 1 July, the European Commission has adopted two communications on (i) an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the EU and (ii) a Strategy for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries. Intellectual Property is a key driver for growth, innovation and employment, also (and even …

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Harmonised Anti-Money Laundering Rules for Online Gambling

On 11 March 2014, the European Parliament adopted the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Directive). The updated rules mean that all gambling services (both physical and electronic) will be subject to EU-wide regulation, whereas previously only casinos had been included within the scope of the legislation. Gambling operators must now apply due diligence measures to customers …

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Collective Rights Management Directive Adopted by European Parliament

By Alasdair Muller On 20 February 2014, the European Parliament adopted the collective management of copyright and related rights directive (Directive), which aims to make it easier for online providers to stream music in multiple EU countries. It is hoped that this will encourage the development of EU-wide online music services whilst also protecting artists’ …

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