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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