Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
We have been advising several social gaming operators on their European expansion and therefore have got to know the position on social gaming under several jurisdictions. And through such reviews, it is interesting to see that the issue that always arises as to the qualification of social gaming pertains on what can be deemed to be "monetary value".
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
|How to regulate copyright on the Internet?|
You may recall that over 2 years ago the Italian Communications Authority was meant to approve regulations on the protection of copyright over the Internet resembling the US DMCA. However, at that time no action had been taken, but the chairman of the Italian competition authority has now sent a call-to-action notification to the Parliament that might have an impact on the future of copyright on the Internet in Italy.
Monday, May 27, 2013
In the negotiation of outsourcing agreements, liability clauses are - together with SLAs - those that usually lead to most extensive discussions/fights (as clearly pictured above!) with lawyers and managers struggling to find a solution able to make both parties "happy". Based on my experience, these are among the most common scenarios.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Outsourcing agreements and cloud projects largely require the transfer of personal data from the outsourcee that processes them on behalf of the company receiving the outsourced service to the outsourcee's group companies.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Italian Communications Authority has just launched a consultation on Internet services and online advertising with the purpose of collecting opinions on the future of the Internet from users and operators.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Italian gambling authority, AAMS, published the data on the Italian online gaming market for the first quarter of 2013 which show a minor reduction of spending of 0.2% compared to the same period of 2012, but what looks very interesting is that almost 50% of the spending in the market is generated by casino games and cash poker games. And casino games and cash poker games are the sole games currently subject to a gross profit tax regime.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here is the link to an interesting article from our DLA Piper tax partner on the potential risks of a tax permanent establishment for e-commerce operators, including online gaming operators.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The court of Varese (Italy) held that a blogger was liable of the defamation crime because of the comments published by some of her users on a forum available on her blog since as administrator of the blog she had the "availability" of the website which triggered a liability for both the contents published by her and by third parties.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Italian Advertising Self-Regulatory Court deemed the TV ad of a major remote gaming licensed casino operator in breach of the recently introduced provisions of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Code on gambling advertising.