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...
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What’s Trending in Media and Sport: esports

2018 is set to be a key year for esports as the industry continues to grow and mature. Such rapid expansion presents a number of opportunities and challenges from both a...
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What’s Trending in Media and Sport: Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality - or AR - has developed at a rapid rate over the last 5 years. In the video below, Richard and Caroline discuss how businesses can experiment with AR...

What’s Trending in Media and Sport

Change is constant within the media, entertainment and sport industries, and this process has only been accelerated by the influence of digital technologies. These technological advancements have given rise to new...
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VIDEO: Event Report – Esports BAR in Cannes

The twice-annual conference brings together key stakeholders from across the esports industry for three days of meetings, seminars and networking. The video below sees Will and Craig explore some of the key...

Part 2 – Let the games begin: German IP law in the world of...

In this article, the second of a two part series (see Part 1 here), we consider trade mark law, unfair competition laws and virtual domiciliary rights. III. Trade mark law The use of trade marks...

Part 1 – Let the games begin: German IP law in the world of...

In this article, the first of two articles, we consider copyright and ancillary copyright and design rights. Look out for Part 2 covering the impact of trademarks, unfair competition and virtual domiciliary rights on...

ECJ rules in favour of workers on holiday pay – implications for media sector?

Recent case law developments have led to an increase in the protection afforded to some individuals who work on a self-employed basis. Indeed, only last month the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld...

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – cryptocurrency, fundraising and the media industry impact

Throughout 2017 Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, have developed as a popular new form of fundraising. The ICO trend in the market place has snowballed throughout 2017 with millions being raised by...

Loot Boxes: What’s all the fuss about?

The gambling industry is no stranger to public scrutiny, but now the worlds of gambling and gaming are once again colliding as pressure increases on games publishers’ use of loot boxes...

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CJEU rules that re-posting a photograph without explicit consent may infringe...

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