Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — September 2013
DLA Piper has released the September 2013 issue of its Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence publication.
- Italy: yes, live poker is a skill game
- Greece: government sells its stake in OPAP
- Germany: free network feed-in for public channels
- Germany: Kabel Deutschland liable for approximately €46m in back royalties to collecting society VG Media
- Ukraine: substantial changes to personal data protection legislation go into force 1 January 2014
- UK: advertising claims — do statements of opinion or objective fact require substantiation? The ASA decides
- UK: government’s Culture Media and Sport Committee launches inquiry into online safety
- Italy: foreign blogs cannot ignore local courts
- US: R&B star claims his hit ‘Blurred Lines’ is not substantially similar to classic Marvin Gaye or Funkadelic songs
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