Skin betting: the multi-billion dollar craze that’s taken hold of online gaming

Betting has always been inextricably linked to sport and the burgeoning world of esports is no exception. But out of this rapidly evolving space has emerged a new craze that is...

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 carried out by operators licensed in Poland....

The Rise of eSports: From Dark Basements to Sold Out Arenas

Perhaps outshined by the spectacular Olympic Games (and a stellar performance by team GB), a small but symbolically significant side-event took place this summer: the Rio de Janeiro eGames Showcase 2016....

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 and, even more importantly, to increase its...

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...
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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...

‘Compensation’ versus ‘punishment’ in Polish copyright – a major court ruling ahead

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....

New French Digital Republic Bill to officially recognise eSports

France's new Law for a Digital Republic (more commonly known as the "Digital Republic Bill"), which is currently being discussed by the French parliament, includes an article permitting the French minister...

NEWSFLASH – Copyright infringement: The Pirate Bay does communicate to the public

The CJEU today handed down its judgment in the case of Ziggo which concerned the well-known peer-to-peer file sharing platform – The Pirate Bay. This is the latest in a series...

Skin betting from a Czech gambling law perspective

The Czech Republic is set to modernise its gambling regulation and open its gambling market to EU and EEA residents, by adopting the new Act No. 186/2016 Coll., on Gambling. It represents...

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