Taxation of the digital economy: Tax implications for high-tech and media companies

Background to the taxation of digital services As previously reported on MediaWrites (click here), the digital economy has become a concern for tax authorities at...

BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court of Australia again exercises ‘website blocking power’

On 19 June 2018, the Federal Court of Australia (Court) handed down its decision in Foxtel Management Pty Ltd v TPG Internet Pty Ltd...

Addressing “unacceptable behaviour” in sport

UK Sport is currently prioritising athlete welfare. It has recently revealed that, of 682 elite athletes surveyed in its 'Culture Health Check', some 30...

Technology changing sport part II: Challenging on-field decisions based on video technology

In recent years, the use of technology to assist the on-field decision-making of referees and umpires has increased dramatically. In recent weeks, contentious decisions...

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court rules that trademark owners must indemnify ISPs for costs of...

Background to the dispute This case concerns injunctions to block customers of ISPs from accessing websites advertising counterfeit versions of goods designed, manufactured and...

Restrictive covenants in M&A; protecting the goodwill of your business

Such covenants are designed to prevent the sellers from forming or working in a competitive business that may diminish the goodwill and know-how of...

Winner winner copycat dinner – IP protection of battle royale game mechanics

The announcement of the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on 12 October 2018 was greeted with international fanfare. The previous release...

Czech Data Protection Authority issues warning on marketing communications, consent, and databases acquired from...

What is the issue? Under the current Czech legislation, electronic contact details may be used for marketing communications only with users' prior consent (opt-in), or...

ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Submissions Released

On 3 May 2018, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published 57 submissions to its inquiry into digital platforms. As discussed in our...

Esports: how will an esports federation become the sole governing body of the sport...

Esports on an upwards trajectory in Hungary Hungary is no exception to the quickly spreading worldwide esports phenomenon. As an example, the Hungarian government substantially...