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A new initiative against illegal file sharing launched in Sweden

The new initiative is called Spridningskollen, which roughly translates to "dissemination control" and seems, at least initially, to be focused on illegal file sharing...

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...

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...

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:...

Open Wi-Fi and copyright – the CJEU McFadden decision

Open Wi-Fi and copyright - the CJEU McFadden decision The CJEU yesterday delivered its judgment in McFadden, concerning the liability for user copyright infringement of...

The Apprenticeship Levy – how will it affect the media industry?

The Apprenticeship Levy – how will it affect the media industry? What is the levy? From 6 April 2017, all employers with an annual pay bill...

Newsflash: Singapore Government launches public consultation on proposed changes to copyright regime

The Ministry of Law has launched a public consultation to seek views on proposed changes to Singapore's copyright regime.  As the last major overhaul...

Online advertisers be aware – China’s Interim Measures for the Administration of Internet Advertising...

Background The measures, which were first issued by the SAIC in July 2016, took effect on 1 September 2016, notably marking the anniversary of the...

I “should’ve” thought of that! – Specsavers apply to trade mark a single word

Why trade mark a word? Trade marks are used to distinguish the goods or services of one trader from another, and the decision to approve...

The Music Industry: The State of Play

Few other industries can have been as profoundly influenced, affected and reshaped by recent social and technological changes as the music industry. The decline...