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Bird & Bird APAC Sports Update 2: Sports Stars and Image Rights in China

Michael Jordan has achieved a lot in his life. He is a six-time NBA champion, a 14-time NBA All-Star, a three-time All-Star MVP and a double Olympic gold medallist. His "Jumpman"...

Will changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules impact the Media/Tech sectors?

The UK economy has recently been boosted by a number of media and technology businesses announcing that they will establish their main international headquarters in the UK. Indeed, Snap Inc, the...

Building Facebook Audiences using LinkedIn connections’ e-mail addresses

The Danish rules on spam are an implementation of the rules on unsolicited communications in the ePrivacy Directive (02/58/EC) and the Directive on protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts...

Influencing the influencers: new CAP guidance clarifies rules on affiliate marketing in the UK

The CAP Code requires that all marketing communications within the categories of communication outlined in the scope of the Code – which includes online and social media - are obviously identifiable...

Placement is paramount – sexually explicit ad banned from tabloid’s back page

On 21 September 2016, the ASA banned a sexually explicit ad for Luv2Chat, which promoted adult chat lines and was featured on the back page of an edition of the Sunday...

Advertising Sports Betting Products: Key Issues Part II

In Part I of this article, we covered some of the common issues facing gambling operators advertising sports betting products from an advertising-regulatory perspective. This mainly focused on compliance with the...

ECJ rules on GS Media and reshapes case law on hyperlinking

The GS Media case - in the spotlight, again In a rare move, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) went against AG Wathelet's opinion published earlier this year and on 8 September 2016...

Singapore: New guidelines kick in to regulate advertising on digital platforms

Until now, all advertisements published in Singapore had to adhere to the Singapore Code of Advertising Practice, administered by the (ASAS). The Code aimed to promote a high standard of ethics...

Advertising Sports Betting Products: Key Issues Part I

According to the latest statistics published by the UK Gambling Commission, the UK gambling industry grew by 11.6% in the twelve months up to September 2015, with gross gambling yield for...

Pokémon Go – a brave new augmented reality world, now let’s stick some laws...

Data Protection and Privacy of the User Data protection and privacy are probably the most obvious issues which affect Pokémon Go users given that the app takes more than a Pikachu as...

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Post-GS Media, Wikimedia links to photos of works of art infringe...

  Background Wikimedia provided links on its website, offentligkonst.se, enabling users to access pictures of works of art from another website, Wikimedia Commons. The pictures available on Wikimedia Commons had...

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