Influencing the UAE – the implications of the new National Media Council’s Regulations

World-class brands have recently been resorting to marketing their goods and services on social media platforms through the pages of “followed” and “trending” bloggers...

Is HK9 the new CR7? Footballers and trade marks; who will be distinctive by...

In a recent ruling of the European General Court, Lionel Messi has followed in the footsteps of Wayne Rooney, Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson...

German influencer fights back against the German competition watchdog on the rules of influencer...

As previously reported by MediaWrites, the rules on influencer advertising in Germany are strict – something that influencers don’t like much. Recently, the German competition...

Implementation of the EU Directive on collective management of copyright in Italy. Something disruptive...

Collective Management Organizations, Independent Management Entities, and multi-territorial licenses The aim of the CRM Directive is to improve the functioning of collective management organizations, lay...

BREAKING NEWS: Copyright Directive delayed by European Parliament

As readers will know from our previous coverage, the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market contains an ambitious package of reforms...

Online gambling on the rise: Is Slovakia getting it right?

In 2017, a new amendment to the Slovak Gambling Act was brought into force, introducing (among other restrictions) a black list and censorship of...

Taxation of the digital economy: Tax implications for high-tech and media companies

Background to the taxation of digital services As previously reported on MediaWrites (click here), the digital economy has become a concern for tax authorities at...

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...

Addressing “unacceptable behaviour” in sport

UK Sport is currently prioritising athlete welfare. It has recently revealed that, of 682 elite athletes surveyed in its 'Culture Health Check', some 30...

Technology changing sport part II: Challenging on-field decisions based on video technology

In recent years, the use of technology to assist the on-field decision-making of referees and umpires has increased dramatically. In recent weeks, contentious decisions...