Nick Fitzpatrick

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Name: Nick Fitzpatrick
Date registered: 21 December 2012

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  1. Global Media Sector Trends 2018 — 6 March 2018
  2. Brexit: Impact on Media, Sport and Entertainment — 5 July 2016
  3. A decisive blow to net neutrality? — 30 January 2014
  4. The Garden State Goes Online — 27 November 2013
  5. Outlawing Ambush Marketing — 3 October 2013

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Global Media Sector Trends 2018

DLA Piper’s new Global Media Sector Trends 2018 report explores how new commercial opportunities are being created by disruption, specifically in relation to the rise of over-the-top (OTT) content, virtual / augmented reality (VR/AR) and the internet-of-things (IOT). Share this

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Brexit: Impact on Media, Sport and Entertainment

Brexit: Impact on Media, Sport and Entertainment The UK’s vote to leave the European Union in a so-called “Brexit” referendum throws up a host of issues for the Media, Sport and Entertainment sector, many of which will hinge on the outcome of negotiations following the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty: Regulation in …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2016/07/brexit-impact-on-media-sport-and-entertainment/

A decisive blow to net neutrality?

By Dylan Kennett On 14 January 2014, the concept of ‘net neutrality’ took a serious blow from the U.S Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. The court struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s ‘Open Internet Order’ regulations which enshrined the basis of this fundamental principle of the internet and thus altering the relationship of the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2014/01/a-decisive-blow-to-net-neutrality/

The Garden State Goes Online

By Dylan Kennett On 26 November, online gambling was officially given the green light in the state of New Jersey, in what has been a highly anticipated liberalisation of their gambling market.  Pundits and stakeholders alike will be eager to follow the experiment as a test-case, as New Jersey is the most populous state to legalise …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2013/11/1772/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2013/10/outlawing-ambush-marketing/

Court of Arbitration for Sport Upholds UEFA Decisions

By Dylan Kennett and Patrick Mitchell On 28 August 2013 the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed the appeals lodged by both Fenerbahce SK and FC Metalist Kharkiv, respectively.  The appeals were filed in response to judgments made by UEFA that both clubs had been involved in match-fixing. For Fenerbahce, the punishment will be …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2013/08/court-of-arbitration-for-sport-upholds-uefa-decisions/

Greece: Government sells its stake in OPAP

By Ash Averill On 12 August the Greek government put pen to paper to complete the sale of its 33% controlling stake in the gambling monopoly OPAP for €652 million to Emma Delta, an equity fund led by Czech billionaire Jiri Smejc. For the Greek government this deal must come as a huge relief, as …

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The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances Regulations 2013

By Ann Cheung and Patrick Mitchell The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances Regulations 2013(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/1782/pdfs/uksi_20131782_en.pdf) (the “Regulations”) made on 17 July 2013 will come into force on 1 November 2013, the date by which all Member States are required to implement the provisions of Directive 2011/77/EU of the European Parliament.  The Regulations amend the …

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Sports broadcasting, gambling advertising and live odds – is further regulation needed?

By Nick Fitzpatrick and Dylan Kennett Of the many Australian traditions, there is one which unifies the country irrespective of background and geographical location – sitting down to “Friday Night Footy” with friends and family. It is quite clearly a national pastime whose roots run deep and is sacrosanct in the eyes of many. Currently, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2013/07/sports-broadcasting-gambling-advertising-and-live-odds-is-further-regulation-needed/

Why the long face? William Hill has a ‘mare on appeal against The Horserace Betting Levy Board

By Nick Fitzpatrick and Dylan Kennett The Court of Appeal recently dismissed William Hill’s application for judicial review of The Horserace Betting Levy Board’s (HBLB) decision to exclude customers of betting exchanges from paying the horse race betting levy. Section 27 of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (the ‘Act’), states that the levy …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2013/05/why-the-long-face-william-hill-has-a-mare-on-appeal-against-the-horserace-betting-levy-board/

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