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Withers LLP
The current COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") pandemic has affected the staging of sporting events around the world...
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Dentons
The gaming industry is growing and, in parallel with it, several legal issues arise. In addition to other concerns (see this article)
WH Partners
The Italian Communications Authority "AGCOM" has raised strong doubts about the applicability of the infamous Decree Law 12 July 2018, n. 87, containing 'Urgent provisions for the dignity of workers and businesses', ...
Dentons
If you are looking forward to a future where you will be able to choose what the main character does next in a movie or TV series, that future has now arrived.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
On September 25th, 2018 the Italian Competition Authority imposed a fine of respectively 10 and 5 million Euro to Apple and Samsung for carrying out unfair commercial practices in violation of the Consumer Code ...
Studio Legale Hofer Lösch Torricelli
Implementing both, EU Directive 2002/58/EC of July 12th, 2002 (Directive on privacy and electronic communications) as well as Directive 2000/31/EC of June 8th, 2000 (Directive on electronic commerce) the Italian legislator decided that unsolicited commercial communication had always to adopt a strictly "opt-in" approach.
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
The videogame market has undoubtedly become a new investment frontier for advertising professionals, who have begun taking advantage of the enormous opportunities In-games advertising (whether in the form of product placement or otherwise) has to offer.
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
One of the hottest topics in Italian media market is the reform of Auditel.
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
The 'Soccergate' scandal, which erupted following a wire-tapping investigation of many of the key figures in Italian football, finally resulted in the relegation of Juventus football club from Serie A, the top division, to Serie B.
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
All Italian press and soccer fans and politicians are presently debating what is called "Calciopoli" (roughly, "Soccergate"), the big scandal in soccer arisen from the wire-taps. Maybe lawyers should be focusing on it too!
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
Under Italian law, gaming is divided into two categories: (i) "prohibited games" such as poker, chemin de fer, roulette (which can be organized only in Italian casinos – in Venice, Saint Vincent, San Remo, Campione d'Italia, each licensed by a specific law); and (ii) "licensable games" (betting, lottery, bingo). "Licensable" games fall within the State's monopoly.
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
The Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Regulation (435/01/CONS), issued by the Italian Communications Authority, distinguishes between broadcasters, content providers and service providers. The regulation sets out the requirements with which each class of television operator must comply in order to obtain the relevant approval (authorization or licence) from the Ministry of Communications.
McDermott Will & Emery
Latest report from McDermott Will & Emery relating to European IP matters.
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