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Gaming law disputes as to the qualification of financial bets, binary bets, spread betting and trading tournaments are more and more frequent as a consequence of the continuous growth of such market. However, the main gaming law issue is whether it can be qualified as a betting product that can offered under a gambling license or a financial product subject to finance law restrictions. 

The Italian tax police seized 46 websites streaming videos in breach of the copyright holders, but is also going after entities "supporting" such sites through banners published on them so starting a new approach in the fight against copyright breaches potentially impacting Internet liability rules. The battle between Italian authorities and piracy websites continues. In 2013 several sites illegally streaming football matches had been blocked and websites allowing the downloading of movies had been first blocked and then released, but the Italian tax police has now adopted an even more stringent approach ordering Italian Internet service providers to block the access to 46 websites streaming videos in breach of the relative copyright holders.  Such a massive seizure had never occurred in Italy, but the...