Tag Archive: Europe

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: Administrative court orders gambling authority to issue sports betting license

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann Nearly four years have passed since the new State Treaty on Gambling (GlueStV) came into force allowing up to 20 sports betting licenses. The German gambling authorities reviewed the applications for sports betting licenses, decided that 35 companies meet the requirements and selected 20 companies to receive a …

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Europe’s Right to be forgotten: update on implementation guidelines

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By Patrick Van Eecke and Mathieu Le Boudec Last week we wrote that the Article 29 Working Party (“Working Party 29”) has adopted guidelines relating to the implementation of the European Court of Justice’s Google ruling on the right to be forgotten. Click here for a previous blog post on this ruling. These guidelines have …

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EU: Update on Google’s Right to be forgotten

By Patrick Van Eecke and Anthony Cornette In an earlier blog post, Patrick Van Eecke and Anthony Cornette discussed the impact of the ECJ Case C-131/12. The authors now provide some further insight on the latest developments relating to the ECJ case on the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Share this

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Germany: Collecting society’s payout to publishers highly disputed

On 13 May 2014 the District Court of Berlin (16 O 75/13) rejected a claim brought by a songwriter and a composer against a collecting society’s payout to music publishers.. The claim was directed at a declaratory judgment that GEMA (the German collecting society responsible for licencing musical performances and musical reproduction) was not allowed …

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European Court of Justice rules right to be forgotten principle applicable to search engines

By Patrick van Eecke In a landmark ruling the European Court of Justice has ruled that search engines, as a principle, need to remove the link between search results and a webpage if it contains information the individual deems should be “forgotten”. In short, the Court decided that: Indexing information by a search engine is …

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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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Belgium: Pirate Bay, Supreme Court confirms lawfulness of generic IP blocking injunctions

By Patrick Van Eecke, Alexis Fierens and Ivanka Zdravkova (DLA Piper – Brussels) By the judgment rendered on 22 October 2013 in the Belgian version of the long-lasting The Pirate Bay saga, the Belgian Court of Cassation (Belgium’s Supreme Court) confirmed the lawfulness of a far-reaching injunction order against all national Internet service providers. According …

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Mosley against Google: game, set but not match yet

By Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick – DLA Piper Brussels On November 6, a Paris Court ordered Google to filter out hyperlinks to images of former F1 boss Max Mosley in an allegedly Nazi-themed sadomasochistic orgy. (TGI Paris, 17e ch., 6 novembre 2013, RG 11/07970, Max Mosley c. Google Inc et Google France) This judgement …

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Outlawing Ambush Marketing

By Dylan Kennett and Catherine Beloff – as first published in Touchline Magazine With the 2011 Rugby World Cup (‘RWC’) in New Zealand living up to its billing as the ‘Stadium of Four Million’, the Rugby Football Union and the RWC 2015 Organising Committee have a daunting task ahead of them in exceeding expectations for …

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