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EU study and recommendations on the regulation of video games
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • May 31 2008

The European Commission has published a Communication on the protection of consumers, in particular minors, in respect of the use of video games


UEFA challenges the UK list of events of major importance to society
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 30 2008

As Euro 2008 kicked off, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), European football’s governing body, was putting together submissions to the Court of First Instance (CFI), challenging the designation of all matches in the tournament as “listed events” in the United Kingdom


Euro 2008ambush marketers find holes in fan zone
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • July 30 2008

Ever since the first noted campaign at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, “ambush marketing”where an unofficial third party attempts to associate itself with an exclusively sponsored eventhas occurred in one form or another at numerous large events, particularly sporting ones


Commission finds U.S. anti-gambling laws infringe WTO rules
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • June 19 2009

In a report published on 10 June 2009, the European Commission has found that U.S. laws prohibiting the cross-border supply of remote gambling and betting services and the enforcement of those laws against EU companies are in violation of Articles XVI (Market Access) and XVII (National Treatment) of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and are not justified under Article XIV (General Exceptions


EU-wide protection of old phonograms can last 50 years
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 26 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) stipulated in a preliminary ruling that phonograms are protected in all EU-member states for a term of 50 years after their first recording if they were protected in at least one EU-member state on or before July 1, 1995


Sport White Paper: Parliament, specificity of sport and the FIFA 65 rule
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • June 30 2008

The European Parliament (EP) welcomed the European Commission’s plans for a specific EU sport policy and the majority of the actions proposed in the Commission’s July 2007 White Paper and accompanying Pierre de Coubertin Action Plan


European Commission to review Misleading and Comparative Advertising Directive
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • January 9 2013

On 27 November 2012, the European Commission issued a Communication describing how the current legal framework set out in the Directive on Misleading and


European Commission launches wide-ranging consultation on EU copyright law
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • January 22 2014

The European Commission has launched a consultation as part of its goal to review EU copyright law by Spring 2014. The consultation, which is due to


In with the new, part II: 2014 privacy, advertising and digital media predictions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • January 30 2014

On the heels of 2014 predictions from the U.S.-based Of Digital Interest (ODI) editorial team, following are some predictions from our London-based


Court of Justice of the European Union holds that ISPs may be ordered to block customer access to websites infringing copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • April 30 2014

On a reference from the Supreme Court of Austria, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that ISPs may be ordered to block their