Monday, April 22, 2019

Loot box issues extend to Poland

Loot boxes are a topic of significant media law debate in recent months, and something that we are keeping on top of at MediaWrites,...

What’s Trending in Media and Sport: esports

2018 is set to be a key year for esports as the industry continues to grow and mature. Such rapid expansion presents a number...

Change is on the cards – how the Czech Republic is...

All bets are off – what are the proposals? The Gambling Act is an attempt by the Czech government to regulate the online gambling market...

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:...

Poland wants to block illegal online gambling – but will it...

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...

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

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....

The esports revolution: recognising and protecting the workforce

With huge international audiences, wide commercial engagement and astonishing revenue levels, esports is nothing short of a global phenomenon. In fact, competitive video gaming should...

Pokémon Go – a brave new augmented reality world, now let’s...

Data Protection and Privacy of the User Data protection and privacy are probably the most obvious issues which affect Pokémon Go users given that the...

Open Wi-Fi and copyright – the CJEU McFadden decision

Open Wi-Fi and copyright - the CJEU McFadden decision The CJEU yesterday delivered its judgment in McFadden, concerning the liability for user copyright infringement of...

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