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|Kid Gamers: Safe Harbors for Video Game Providers|
Juthamas Judy Suwatanapongched; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014As online social gaming becomes more pervasive in the lives of children today, it is vital for video game providers to understand and comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (“COPPA Rule”). The COPPA Rule applies to websites or online services directed to...
|Casino's Litigation Gamble Pays Off: Mississippi Supreme Court Allows Tax Credits to Offset Combined Group's Liability|
Madison J. Barnett, Prentiss Willson; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
March 4, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014The Mississippi Supreme Court held that a casino operator was entitled to use tax credits—specifically, gambling license fee credits—earned by one combined group member to offset the entire combined group’s liability. Mississippi is generally a separate return state, but taxpayers...
|ISP TekSavvy Ordered To Turn Over Names and Addresses of 2,000 Alleged Copyright Infringers|
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014The Court framed the issues on this motion as whether a person who downloads copyrighted material has a right to not have their contact information revealed to the copyright holder, and if they are infringing copyright what remedy, if any, should the court impose. In brief, Voltage is seeking the...
|Updated: The Wells Report Could Mean Big Changes in NFL Workplace Policies; Two Coaches Fired|
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
February 28, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014Last Friday, attorney Ted Wells of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP issued a 144-page report (commonly referred to as the Wells report) to the National Football League concerning the alleged harassment of Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. On October 28, 2013, Martin...
|Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: Despite Forgery Scandals, the Fine Art Market is Booming|
Sheppard Mullin; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 19, 2014On January 23, in a rare public appearance, Jasper Johns testified against a New York foundry owner, Brian Ramnarine, who was charged with creating unauthorized sculptures, including a fraudulent Johns “Flag” sculpture which Ramnarine allegedly made from the original mold and attempted...
|Michael Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores: The Seventh Circuit Explores the Boundaries of Commercial Speech|
Kellen C. Kasper; Foley & Lardner LLP;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 21, 2014When and how the First Amendment applies is normally a complicated question. In a case decided earlier this week, Michael Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc., No. 12-1992, the parties teamed up to present an issue on commercial speech for the Seventh Circuit.
|Supreme Court on Copyright Infringement and Protection of Ideas|
Richard Stobbe; Field Law;
February 20, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014Let’s say you pitch a story idea to a TV production company - and not just an idea, but a complete set of storyboards, characters and scripts. You would be surprised if one day you saw that story idea come to life in a TV production that gave no credit to you as the original creator of the...
|State of Play-Is 2014 the Year of Internet Gaming?|
Greenberg Traurig LLP;
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014Confounding the expectation of most observers, after the December 23, 2011 reversal by the Department of Justice (the DOJ) of its long-standing interpretation of the Federal Wire Act’s (18 U.S.C. § 1084) application to non-sports betting on the Internet, Internet gaming did not...
|Curiosity Killed the Copycat: Supreme Court of Canada Releases Cinar Corporation v. Claude Robinson|
Goodmans LLP - Toronto;
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014The Supreme Court of Canada released its much-anticipated decision in Cinar Corporation v. Claude Robinson on December 23, 2013. In a unanimous decision written by Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, the Supreme Court affirmed the Quebec Supreme Court’s findings that Cinar Corporation and...
|California Senate Unanimously Supports Broader Inquiry into State Gambling Regulations|
Kenneth R. Florin, Douglas N. Masters, Jay K. Musoff; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 2014California's Senate unanimously approved a bill (Senate Bill 601) that would amend the state's existing gambling law to enlarge the Gaming Policy Advisory Committee, the body tasked with considering the state's gambling regulatory policies, and to expand the issues the Committee may consider.