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Amendments to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive agreed.

European Union - May 10 2018 The European Parliament, Council and Commission recently announced that they have reached preliminary political agreement on the principal revisions…

IAAF publishes new Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification

United Kingdom - April 27 2018 The IAAF has published new “Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification” (the “Regulations“), which can be found here. The Regulations set out a…

Bundesliga clubs confirmed 50+1 rule - but liberalisation plans for Investors are not off the table

Germany - March 27 2018 For decades investors have been interested in German football. However, on 22 March 2018 the German Football League (“DFL”) voted in favour of…

Filing of a literary work in court proceedings constitutes a breach of the Swedish Copyright Act

Sweden - February 12 2018 The Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal have ruled that the act of electronically submitting a short novel to the court as evidence in a court…

SCOTUS invites Solicitor General’s position on copyright registration pre-suit requirement

USA - February 2 2018 The Copyright Act (the "Act") permits copyright holders to bring civil infringement actions in federal district courts to enforce the exclusive rights…

First Swedish case against influencer regarding surreptitious advertising

Sweden - February 2 2018 A famous Swedish blogger and influencer in social media has been judged to have posted messages on her web-blog and Instagram account that were in…

Report on the potential impact of Brexit published

European Union, United Kingdom - January 26 2018 The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has this week released a report on the potential impact of Brexit on the creative…

Athletes’ Right of Publicity Claims Directed to Sports Video Games Not Preempted by Copyright Act

USA - January 23 2018 The California federal district court, in Davis v. Electronic Arts Inc., recently issued the latest in a series of decisions involving athletes’ right…

Further changes to PIT exemption for gaming players in Poland

Poland - January 18 2018 Starting from 2018 PIT exemptions for gambling winnings were changed. In particular, all types of gambling (therefore, online casino as well)…

UK Government criminalises the use of ticket tout bots

United Kingdom - January 10 2018 The UK Government has introduced new draft legislation which criminalises the use of ‘bots’ to bulk buy event tickets. Bots are automated programs…