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Commission clears BMGSony joint venture...again!

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • October 30 2007

At the beginning of January 2004, Bertelsmann AG and Sony notified the European Commission of their intention to create a joint venture to which Bertelsmann would contribute the worldwide recorded music business of its wholly-owned subsidiary Bertelsmann Media Group (BMG), and Sony would contribute its worldwide recorded music business, with the exception of Japan, operated by Sony Music Entertainment (IP07272

Decryption of Premier League matches with imported decoder cards: is there a competition defence?

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 28 2008

The matter in dispute in Football Association v QC Leisure & Others 2008 EWHC 44 (Ch) was the possible anticompetitive effect of contracts between the Football Association (FA) and foreign broadcasters for the broadcasting of Premier League football matches

Commission adopts decision against music collecting societies

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
  • -
  • July 18 2008

On 16 July 2008 the European Commission adopted a decision finding that 24 performing right collecting societies had infringed the competition rules on restrictive business practices

Caution for competition defence

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 31 2008

In The Football Association Premier League Limited & Others v LCD Publishing Limited 2007 EWHC 3171 (CH), the English High Court considered an application to strike out a restraint of trade and competition defence

European distribution: antitrust pitfalls arising out of warranty repair services

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • October 19 2010

In the context of its preliminary antitrust investigation into Apple's iPhone guarantee policies, the European Commission has confirmed that, in order not to infringe competition rules, suppliers should provide EU-wide warranty services, regardless of the EUEEA country where the product was purchased

ECJ annuls CFI ruling on Sony BMG joint venture

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • European Union
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  • July 18 2008

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has annulled the Court of First Instance (CFI) ruling that the European Commission improperly approved the creation of a joint venture by Bertelsmann AG and Sony, known as Sony BMG, in 2004

Judge refuses to suspend previous Apple, Inc. ruling; considers limiting e-book negotiations

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2013

On Friday, August 9, 2013, Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied Apple's request to suspend

Commission doubts Spain’s new broadband regulation

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • European Union, Spain
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  • November 21 2008

Following criticism from the European Commission over a lack of competition on certain wholesale broadband markets (IP071968), Spain's Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones (CMT) developed rules that would regulate broadband access

A combination of non-conclusory factual allegations satisfies Twombly for a Sherman Act 1 claim and can proceed to trial

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently reversed a district court decision dismissing a complaint alleging the defendants conspired to fix prices of digital music in violation of the Sherman Act 1

NCAA argues for dismissal of athletes’ latest antitrust complaint

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2013

Last week, the NCAA asked the Northern District of California to throw out a suit initiated in 2009 on behalf of former and current NCAA athletes