Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — April 2013

DLA Piper has released the April 2013 edition of Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence.


  • Australia: government report on interactive gambling released
  • China: an update on gambling laws
  • UK: Gambling Commission publishes paper looking at the role of the Joint Assessment Unit at the London Olympic Games
  • Italy: TV broadcasters and their contribution to the movie industry
  • A WIPO Broadcasting Treaty — maybe this time…?
  • TV Catchup caught out?
  • European Union: European Commission’s Article 29 Working Party finds substantial risk to personal data protection when using apps on smart devices
  • UK: gang caught in a Landscape of Lies in the first conviction for film tax relief fraud
  • UK: proprietary rights from copyright infringement
  • UK: ISPs getting comfortable with blocking injunctions
  • European Union: ECHR rejects human rights appeal of two defendants in the Pirate Bay case
  • UK: in the wake of the UK press scandal, parties agree to the terms of a Royal Charter on Press Regulation
  • Germany: Deutsche Fußball-Liga awards audio exploitation rights for the Bundesliga
  • Czech Republic: Czech court confirms that footballers can be engaged as contractors or employees
  • North America/Russia: KHL, Conference Realignment and the 2014 Sochi Olympics
  • UK: good mid-week result for Leeds United
  • US: lawsuit filed over the alleged use of ‘Johnny Football’ mark

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