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BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court of Australia again exercises ‘website blocking power’

On 19 June 2018, the Federal Court of Australia (Court) handed down its decision in Foxtel Management Pty Ltd v TPG Internet Pty Ltd FCA 933. This is the Court's...

Czech Data Protection Authority issues warning on marketing communications, consent, and databases acquired from...

What is the issue? Under the current Czech legislation, electronic contact details may be used for marketing communications only with users' prior consent (opt-in), or where statutory conditions are met and electronic...

ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Submissions Released

On 3 May 2018, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published 57 submissions to its inquiry into digital platforms. As discussed in our earlier article on the inquiry, the public...

German Federal Supreme Court rules in favour of ad blockers and paid whitelisting

Since the digital revolution, online advertising has become a fundamental part of the revenue stream of most internet-based media services. This is particularly true for traditional "old media" publishers, whose once...

Esports: Exclusivity in an open ecosystem

The continued growth of esports is seeing rights holders, licensees and fans searching for a new equilibrium between maintaining an open and collaborative esports ecosystem on the one hand; and seeking...

UPDATE: Landmark ruling in the first ‘right to be forgotten’ case

The judgment involved a relatively conservative application of the law as it is generally already understood, making clear that the 'right to be forgotten' is by no means an absolute right....

Digital Single Market update: Part 1, Portability

Content portability – UK enforcement The Portability of Online Content Services Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/249) (UK Regulation) was laid before UK Parliament on 28 February 2018, and came into force on 1...

UK Government strengthens rules governing the online resale of tickets to live events

The issue Tickets for live events are generally made available for purchase at prices determined by an event organiser. However, these tickets are often bought in bulk and resold at inflated prices...

What’s Trending in Media and Sport: EU Copyright Reform

2018 is going to be a big year for the Copyright Directive and Phil Sherrell discusses where it stands now and the controversial areas yet to be approved. Rebecca O'Kelly Gillard...

BREAKING NEWS: Landmark ruling in the first “right to be forgotten” case decided by...

Google has been ordered to remove links to articles about a businessman's historic criminal convictions based on the so-called 'right to be forgotten', which arises under data protection law. The case...

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Update: Loot Boxes in the Netherlands

Online gambling in the Netherlands Gambling in the Netherlands is regulated by the Dutch Betting and Gambling Act (the "Act"). Under the Act, it is...

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