The ins and outs of geoblocking

Geoblocking has become a controversial topic... The European Commission sees unjustified geoblocking as an impediment to the Digital Single Market, whilst there is a...

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...
Traveling

The legal position and liability of online travel portals

Back in November 2015, the Eastern High Court of Denmark handed down a judgement in relation to a dispute between the Danish Consumer Ombudsman...
News stand

App wars: Are social networks killing the news industry?

The print newspaper has declined in popularity since the widespread availability of the internet. Navigating crowded public transport with a broadsheet newspaper was relatively...

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...

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....
Music: My other hobby

Consent decree game changer? Music licensing developments in the US…

It all started in 2014 when the DOJ initiated a review of the antitrust consent decrees regulating the activities of the two largest music...

Re-thinking e-commerce

A recent Preliminary Report published by the European Commission, follows a 16 month study of nearly 1800 companies.  The inquiry forms part of the...

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...