Category: Art Entertaiment and Sports

NCAA appeals district court decision in O’Bannon v. NCAA

On November 14, 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit challenging a district court’s injunction on the enforcement of NCAA rules barring college athlete compensation as violating the federal…By: Patterson Belknap Webb &…

District Court Holds Video Game Company’s Optimistic Statements Are Not Actionable

The US District Court for the Northern District of California recently dismissed a securities fraud class action against Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) and named officers and directors, holding that optimistic statements about EA’s ability to transition…By: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP…

UK: New Licensing Scheme for use of Orphan Works

On 29 October 2014, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills launched a new licensing scheme which aims to give wider access to millions of culturally valuable creative ‘orphan’ works….By: DLA Piper – Sports, Media and Entertainment Related Articles: Gambling…

GB: ASA publishes report on gambling advertising

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s advertising watchdog, has published a report into its application of the UK advertising codes to gambling advertising….By: DLA Piper – I-gaming Related Articles: UK: Parliament’s report on the new POC bill A House…

The Netherlands: express your interest in a future license to offer online gambling!

The Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) calls online gambling operators to express their interest in a license to offer online gambling in the Netherlands….By: DLA Piper – I-gaming Related Articles: Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Act 2014 gets Royal Assent…