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Copyright enforcement laws specify the remedies that rights holders can demand in cases of copyright infringement. These include demands to cease the infringement, to compensate for the loss, and to apologise....

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On 1 January 2017, the new amendments to the Hungarian Sports Act will come into force. Sports stakeholders should be ready for these changes and take the appropriate steps to comply...

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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. This mainly focused on compliance with the...

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 September 2015, with gross gambling yield for...

Open Wi-Fi and copyright – the CJEU McFadden decision

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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 over £3 million will be required to...

Twitter strikes UK deal with Sky Sports over Premier League football clips

Twitter recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Sky Sports that will see highlights and goals from the 2016/17 English football Premier League broadcast on the SkyFootball Twitter account....

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