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SKW Schwarz
It must have felt like an early Christmas present to film and TV producers on 12 December 2017 when the plenary session of the European Parliament confirmed ...
SKW Schwarz
The European Union (EU) is combatting geo-blocking with two Regulations. Last summer, the European Union adopted the Portability Regulation, which allows for cross-border use of paid online services for subscribers ...
Davis & Gilbert
The International Olympic Committee's (IOC's) "Rule 40" has long restricted athletes from appearing in advertising for companies that are not official sponsors of the Olympics.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
A recent German Federal Court of Justice decision may have a significant impact on content providers' business models.
SKW Schwarz
Free content yes – but only without advertising, please. This is where the business model of ad blockers comes in to meet this request: it allows Internet users to have online advertising suppressed.
SKW Schwarz
#sponsoredby and #ad won't help when it comes to necessary disclosure of sponsored advertising. German courts are asked to rule on content in influencers' social media ...
SKW Schwarz
On 26 February 2018, the Higher Administrative Court of North Rhine-Westphalia referred the long pending GmaiI /Google Mail case for a preliminary ruling to the CJEU.
SKW Schwarz
A third higher regional court has ruled on the legality of website ad blockers, a further decision in one of several proceedings initiated against the distribution of "AdBlock Plus".
SKW Schwarz
The long-awaited hearing on the admissibility of advertising blocker "AdBlock Plus" under competition law was held at the Federal Court of Justice recently.
SKW Schwarz
The CLOUD Act (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act) contains a new legal framework for government access to emails and other data stored abroad.
SKW Schwarz
The Higher Regional Court of Dresden added another piece to the puzzle around user ratings and platform liability.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The Administrative Court of Appeal Munster asked the ECJ for a preliminary ruling on the question whether Over-the-Top (OTT) services shall be caught by the European regulatory framework on telecommunications services.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 1 October 2017, the German Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (Network Enforcement Act, „NetzDG") that we already reported on in April and May, entered into force (English version here).
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In two last-minute decisions, the German Parliament will likely adopt the WiFi Act and the Hate Speech Act in the last session of the current legislative term. The parliament will vote on both bills...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 5 April 2017, the German Federal Minister of Justice's new bill aimed at improving enforcement of rights in social networks ...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 5 April 2017, the German Federal Minister of Justice's new bill aimed at improving enforcement of rights in social networks (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Verbesserung der Rechtsdurchsetzung in sozialen Netzwerken; Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz – NetzDG, the Bill; see our previous blog) has, in a slightly revised version, been adopted by the Federal Cabinet (Bundeskabinett) and is now ready for discussion by the German Parliament.
Field Fisher
German Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Heiko Maas attracted the attention of many lawyers and legal experts with a new draft law about enforcement within social networks.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
According to a press release of 28 October 2016, the Prime Minister Conference agreed to repeal the limitation to 20 licenses for private sports betting providers.
Mayer Brown
The German hotel investment market remains strong with a lack of high quality assets available for sale. This trend is likely to continue
Gowling WLG
In recent years, German publishing and media houses have struggled to serve their readership with advertisements ("web banners").
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Davis & Gilbert
The International Olympic Committee's (IOC's) "Rule 40" has long restricted athletes from appearing in advertising for companies that are not official sponsors of the Olympics.
SKW Schwarz
#sponsoredby and #ad won't help when it comes to necessary disclosure of sponsored advertising. German courts are asked to rule on content in influencers' social media ...
SKW Schwarz
The European Union (EU) is combatting geo-blocking with two Regulations. Last summer, the European Union adopted the Portability Regulation, which allows for cross-border use of paid online services for subscribers ...
SKW Schwarz
On 26 February 2018, the Higher Administrative Court of North Rhine-Westphalia referred the long pending GmaiI /Google Mail case for a preliminary ruling to the CJEU.
SKW Schwarz
The long-awaited hearing on the admissibility of advertising blocker "AdBlock Plus" under competition law was held at the Federal Court of Justice recently.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
A recent German Federal Court of Justice decision may have a significant impact on content providers' business models.
SKW Schwarz
Free content yes – but only without advertising, please. This is where the business model of ad blockers comes in to meet this request: it allows Internet users to have online advertising suppressed.
SKW Schwarz
It must have felt like an early Christmas present to film and TV producers on 12 December 2017 when the plenary session of the European Parliament confirmed ...
SKW Schwarz
A third higher regional court has ruled on the legality of website ad blockers, a further decision in one of several proceedings initiated against the distribution of "AdBlock Plus".
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The Administrative Court of Appeal Munster asked the ECJ for a preliminary ruling on the question whether Over-the-Top (OTT) services shall be caught by the European regulatory framework on telecommunications services.
SKW Schwarz
The Higher Regional Court of Dresden added another piece to the puzzle around user ratings and platform liability.
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