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Online Gambling Lawyer

Volume: 4 Issue: 7
( 2005)


News

The anticipated decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court on the organisation of sports betting by private providers is now expected to take place in early 2006 at the earliest, according to a report by Attorneys at Law Dr. Wulf Hambach and Claus Hambach, Munich. / read more

Attheraces (ATR) obtained a High Court interim injunction on 15 July preventing the BHB from: terminating the supply of pre-race data, forcing ATR into data agreements and paying significant fees for use of this data. ATR will continue to make payment for the outstanding amount on a per-fixture basis, back to June 2004, into an escrow account pending the full trial. / read more

Real Madrid and some of its star players, Zidane, Beckham, Raul, Ronaldo and Figo failed to win an interlocutory injunction on 8 July from the President of Paris “Tribunal de Grande Instance” (French first level court) preventing online bookmakers from using the pictures and names of both the club and the players. / read more


Features

Following the Court of Appeal’s landmark decision on database rights, Mark Prinsley, partner at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP provides an overview of the case and assesses its implications. / read more

Online bookmakers have won the first round in their battle with Real Madrid over the use of information rights. Paul Van den Bulck and Thibault Verbiest of ULYS law firm analyse the case. / read more

The decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court on the organisation of the sports betting market has been delayed. Dr Wulf Hambach, partner at Hambach & Hambach and attorney at the Munich Bar, explains why the wait should be worthwhile for private providers. / read more

The Court of Appeal decision in the British Horseracing Board v William Hill has reduced the protection afforded to databases. Rachel Boothroyd and Lucy Otterwell of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP analyse the alternative forms of protection. / read more

In this highly anticipated opinion, the Advocate General concludes that the UK group relief rules are incompatible with the freedom of establishment principles of the EC Treaty. Morgan James of Travers Smith analyses the case / read more

The US Supreme Court has confirmed that distributors of peer-to-peer software can be liable for copyright infringement. Washington D.C. based intellectual property lawyer,Jonathan Band and Cardozo Law School student Eric Stieglitz explain the judgement / read more


About Online Gambling Lawyer

The monthly publication exploring legal issues affecting operators in online gambling and gaming, on a global basis. Topics covered included licensing, offshore operators, mobile gaming, gambling payments, fixture lists and database rights, online poker, social gaming and gambling, online liquidity, advertising, sports betting, in-play betting, eSports, fantasy sports (DFS), Bitcoin gambling, and gambling fraud, as well as in-depth discussion of legislation such as the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA)... / read more

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