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HTMLFalse Start! Objector Says "Not so fast" on Electronic Arts Touchdown Settlement
Proskauer Rose LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 9, 2013, previously published on Summer 2013
After what has happened at Electronic Arts ("EA") over the last few years, maybe it is time for them to consider a better offensive line. Just as EA thought it was in the open field, the maker of popular video game series such as Madden NFL and NCAA Football is back in the news with...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Clarifies that Elements of “Skill” Do Not Exempt Gaming from the Reach of IGBA (18 U.S.C. § 1955)
Dennis M.P. Ehling, Eric G. Fikry, Stephen D. Schrier; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 9, 2013, previously published on August 2013
A debate has been ongoing in law enforcement and gaming circles over whether operators of online poker sites could be prosecuted for illegal gambling under federal law. Poker, so the argument has gone, is a game of “skill” and not a game of “chance” and, therefore, does not...

 

HTMLBo Knows...Copyright Infringement?
Proskauer Rose LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 9, 2013, previously published on Summer 2013
The iconic photograph of dual-sport phenom Vincent "Bo" Jackson has been draped over everything from magazine covers to t-shirts, immortalizing the man ESPN considers to be the greatest athlete of all time. The image was central to Nike's infamous "Bo Knows" campaign and helped...

 

HTMLThe Second Opinion: Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses “Problem Gambler” Class Action
Brandon Kain; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2013, previously published on August 2, 2013
In an important new ruling released Wednesday, the Ontario Court of Appeal has declined to certify a class action by problem gamblers against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (“OLG”). The decision in Dennis v. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, 2013 ONCA 501 marks only...

 

HTMLSportech v HMRC - VAT and Spot the Ball competitions
Gemma Boore, Moris Mashali, Michael McCormack; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2013, previously published on July 2013
The First Tier Tax (FTT) tribunal’s recent decision in Sportech PLC and others v HMRC [2012] UKFTT 210 has major tax implications for any company that runs prize competitions. The decision underlined the importance of differentiating between competitions where winning is dependent on...

 

HTMLBusy Summer in the Gambling Market of Hungary
Dinsmore Shohl LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2013, previously published on July 24, 2013
The summer of 2013 may reserve good opportunities for the gambling sector in Hungary as two, somewhat unexpected, changes were introduced last month. The Hungarian Parliament finally adopted the brand new remote gambling regulation following the long period of inaction on this matter in recent...

 

Adobe PDFUK Court Blocks Stream Aggregator’s Domain
Sarah Byrt, Mark A. Prinsley; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2013, previously published on July 2013
The latest in a line of cases in which English courts have ordered ISPs to block the domains of peer-to-peer websites showing pirated material has now applied the same principles to a hugely successful stream aggregator of sports content. This kind of remedy - against ISPs rather than the...

 

HTMLState Motion Picture Tax Credits
David Brown; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2013, previously published on July 18, 2013
With Cleveland becoming the new “Hollywood” for film production, including the likes of “The Avengers,” “Draft Day,” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, it seems appropriate to examine the topic of state movie production incentives and how they...

 

HTMLFilm Distributors Will Face New Administrative Hurdles in Argentina
Marcos Vergara del Carril; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2013, previously published on July 18, 2013
Unexpectedly, the government of Argentina has decided to enforce law 23,316, enacted on May 23, 1986, regarding certain requirements for dubbing motion pictures and television programming (the “Dubbing Act”), which was only in the books and never implemented¿ until today....

 

HTMLLease Agreements: Balancing Risk and Reward
Kerry O. Irwin; Dinsmore & Shohl LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2013, previously published on July 16, 2013
ownership. For the owner, or “lessor,” leasing a horse to a “lessee” can also have benefits, such as reducing the costs associated with owning the horse, or keeping the horse fit and in training if the lessor doesn’t currently have the time to ride. However, with these...

 


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