Australia bans gambling ads in live daytime sports broadcasts

In May last year, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that he would ban gambling advertising on television during live sporting events taking place before 8.30pm. Mr Turnbull commented at the...

Mechanical doping: French amateur cyclist receives five year ban and a criminal conviction for...

As discussed recently on MediaWrites, there is evidence that mechanical doping has been used in professional and amateur cycling to obtain an advantage in races.  The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has...

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Change is constant within the media, entertainment and sport industries, and this process has only been accelerated by the influence of digital technologies. These technological advancements have given rise to new...
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VIDEO: Event Report – Esports BAR in Cannes

The twice-annual conference brings together key stakeholders from across the esports industry for three days of meetings, seminars and networking. The video below sees Will and Craig explore some of the key...

Technology changing sport: Mechanical doping

In recent years, mechanical doping has been a high profile issue in the sport of cycling. Mechanical doping, or 'technological fraud' as the Union Cycliste Internationale ('UCI') refers to it, involves...

APAC Sports Update 3: War against illicit set-top boxes

While much of the world was consumed with Christmas turkey and New Year's Eve countdowns in late 2017, three individuals in Hong Kong were jailed for distributing pirated television set-top boxes...

Part 2 – Let the games begin: German IP law in the world of...

In this article, the second of a two part series (see Part 1 here), we consider trade mark law, unfair competition laws and virtual domiciliary rights. III. Trade mark law The use of trade marks...

Part 1 – Let the games begin: German IP law in the world of...

In this article, the first of two articles, we consider copyright and ancillary copyright and design rights. Look out for Part 2 covering the impact of trademarks, unfair competition and virtual domiciliary rights on...

NEWSFLASH: CMA cracks down on secondary ticketing websites

Following its investigation, the CMA announced it had widespread concerns about the information that customers are provided with on secondary ticketing websites, and believed that a number of websites were in...

Esports Sponsorship Deals: what to look out for

With viewing figures in the hundreds of millions, and increasing attention from brands looking to capitalise on the ever-growing profile of the industry, now is a particularly exciting time for esports...

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