The position taken by the US Federal Trade Commission and by the European Commission on the Internet of Things might change the scenario of the sector and this is my comment as part of IoTLaw 30 secs series.
Online sports live streaming does not fall under the scope of broadcasting rights, but such rights can be extended. Copyright should not be affected in any case and it is subject to even more stringent obligations in Italy.
The DLA Piper Internet of Things group just launched a series of webinars on legal and business issues of the Internet of Things. The first webinar will cover the Business and Legal Framework of the Internet of Things and will take place on Wednesday 22 April 2015 from 3.00 to 4.00pm UK time.
The decision of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt the "net neutrality" principle raised concerns by European authorities that declared their intent to adopt a different solution. And this happens in a period when the usage of bandwidth is becoming essential to ensure the growth of the Internet of Things.
The European General Data Protection Regulation provides for the "one stop shop" privacy rule which might be of difficult implementation for multinational companies that could still face disputes in several countries.
A 90% turnover growth of the online sportsbetting market in Italy together with the recent and upcoming changes in the Italian online gaming market are creating a quite friendly play-field for operators and suppliers removing the inefficiencies and issues of the last years.
The "wave" of the Internet of Things is heavily impacting the retail sector leading to new legal issues that have never been experienced by most of fashion brands, banks and in general retail companies.