eSports broadcasting – a difficult balance to strike

eSports broadcasting – a difficult balance to strike As the eSports juggernaut continues to gather momentum during 2017, one question that will be on the minds of both rights holders and broadcasters...

Binge-gaming? Subscription services and the gaming industry

A 'Netflix for video games'? At the end of February, Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft's Xbox video gaming division, announced a new gaming subscription service, Xbox Game Pass. For $9.99 / £7.99 per...
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Video: The UK’s Industrial Strategy green paper – what does this mean for the...

  Following the publication of the Government's Green Paper on Industrial Strategy earlier this year, we've produced this short video focussing on the UK's creative industries and their role within this important...

Skin betting from a Czech gambling law perspective

The Czech Republic is set to modernise its gambling regulation and open its gambling market to EU and EEA residents, by adopting the new Act No. 186/2016 Coll., on Gambling. It represents...

‘Compensation’ versus ‘punishment’ in Polish copyright – a major court ruling ahead

Copyright enforcement laws specify the remedies that rights holders can demand in cases of copyright infringement. These include demands to cease the infringement, to compensate for the loss, and to apologise....

eSports betting: the UK Gambling Commission provides some insight and flexes its muscles

Some months ago, we took a look at the rapid rise of the skin betting, the phenomenon by which players of online computer games win and trade in-game items, and then...

Poland wants to block illegal online gambling – but will it work?

Poland's legal landscape in relation to online gambling is complex. Currently, the only legal form of online gambling is betting, which may only be carried out by operators licensed in Poland....

Change is on the cards – how the Czech Republic is set to open...

All bets are off – what are the proposals? The Gambling Act is an attempt by the Czech government to regulate the online gambling market and, even more importantly, to increase its...

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...

The Rise of eSports: From Dark Basements to Sold Out Arenas

Perhaps outshined by the spectacular Olympic Games (and a stellar performance by team GB), a small but symbolically significant side-event took place this summer: the Rio de Janeiro eGames Showcase 2016....

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Top of the league: How football clubs protect and exploit their...

The 2017/18 Premier League season kicked off on August 11th and the revenues of the league and its football clubs continue to go from strength...

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