Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — February 2014

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group.


Betting and gaming 

  • US: draft legislation aims to prohibit internet gambling


  • France: clarifying the regulatory regime applicable to radio broadcasters in cases of change of direct or indirect control
  • US: Supreme Court to hear broadcasters’ case against Aereo

Consumer and data protection 

  • New: 2014 edition of Data Protection Laws of the world now online
  • EU Commissioner Reding introduces eight principles of data protection


  • EU: commission initiates antitrust proceedings re film distribution
  • UK: BBFC issues new classification guidelines

Internet and digital media 

  • Milan Fashion Week — thoughts on social networking issues
  • #FashiOnline — top five digital fashion issues
  • Verizon wins net neutrality court ruling against FCC


  • US: District Judge rules on Sherlock Holmes copyright dispute

Sports pages 

  • Australia: spectator charged for involvement in ‘courtsiding’ at Australian Open
  • Commonwealth Games England implements its first mandatory anti-doping education policy
  • The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) prepares for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi  

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