BREAKING NEWS: Government to reduce maximum stakes on FOBTs from £100 to £2, and...

The decision follows advice published by the Gambling Commission in March 2018 aimed at reducing the risks that consumers face from gambling. While this decision...

German Federal Supreme Court rules in favour of ad blockers and paid whitelisting

Since the digital revolution, online advertising has become a fundamental part of the revenue stream of most internet-based media services. This is particularly true...

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...

Digital Single Market update: Part 2, geo-blocking

Geo-blocking In May 2016 the EU Commission published draft regulations on geo-blocking with the aim of ensuring service providers do not treat customers any differently...

German Federal Administrative Court rules on admissibility of online casino games

The BVerwG's decision was delivered in two remarkable judgments on 26 October 2017 (8 C 18.16 and 8 C 14.16), the written grounds of which have now...

UPDATE: Landmark ruling in the first ‘right to be forgotten’ case

The judgment involved a relatively conservative application of the law as it is generally already understood, making clear that the 'right to be forgotten'...

Digital Single Market update: Part 1, Portability

Content portability – UK enforcement The Portability of Online Content Services Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/249) (UK Regulation) was laid before UK Parliament on 28 February...

UK Government strengthens rules governing the online resale of tickets to live events

The issue Tickets for live events are generally made available for purchase at prices determined by an event organiser. However, these tickets are often bought...

What’s Trending in Media and Sport: EU Copyright Reform

2018 is going to be a big year for the Copyright Directive and Phil Sherrell discusses where it stands now and the controversial areas...

International gambling operators score again in the ongoing exciting match against the Hungarian State

The Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) judgment in the Sporting Odds case (C-3/17) was recently announced, where it found again that the Hungarian...