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On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT, I will be talking at a webinar arranged by the Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers on on Identity Privacy and Data Protection in the Cloud where we will cover the most crucial legal and business issues in cloud project under the perspective of US, African and European laws.The webinar is absolutely free and you can register here or send an email to me, Giulio Coraggio, also follow me on Twitter and become one of my friends on LinkedIn.Image courtesy of Flickr by lennysan...

We covered issues connected to liability clauses, termination clausesSLAs and penalty/liquidated damages clausesforum selection and applicable law clausesintellectual property clauses in outsourcing agreements, but I thought that we had to review data protection / privacy clauses which are vital for outsourcing agreements involving the flow of data between different entities located worldwide that trigger major data protections issues .

Poker liquidity sharing in Europe Italian, French, German, Portuguese, UK and Spanish gambling regulators met in Lisbon at the beginning of the month and more recently issued interesting statements at the World Gaming Executive Summit 2013 that might lead to a closer implementation of the online poker liquidity sharing within Europe. The current ring fenced regulatory regime prevents operators from letting players of different jurisdictions to play together in the countries that regulated online poker requiring a local remote gambling license to offer games to their residents such as Italy, France and Spain. Even if an operator holds a local remote gaming license in all these 3 countries and operates in compliance with the laws of such countries, it is indeed obliged...

IP right and gaming - an interesting matchOn the 18th of July 2013 at 9:00 AM PT / 4:00 PM GMT, I will be talking at a webinar arranged by the Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers on Intellectual Property models in the electronic gaming industry where we will try to cover both issues relating to the video gaming sector as well as to the gambling sector also because the two sectors are become closer and closer lately.The webinar is absolutely free and you can register here or send an email to me, Giulio Coraggio, also follow me on Twitter and become one of my friends on LinkedIn.Image courtesy of Flickr by Sam Howzit...

Interesting data for mobile gaming in Italy€ 133 million of revenues have been generated from the mobile gaming sector in Italy in 2012 with an increase of 37% compared to 2011 according to the data published in a report of the University of Milan.Apparently over 27 million people in Italy have a smartphone and of them 22 million use their phone to browse and 15 million have downloaded at least an app. Also, over 60% of the downloaded apps are games. These data do not refer only to gambling apps but also to social games and free games with a substantial growth of the so called in-app billing i.e. the purchase of contents during the course of the game. While as...

Funding can be helped in Italy by the dedicated State run guaranteeStart-ups and incubators will be entitled to gain a guarantee from a State run fund in order to obtain loans up to € 2,500,000 as part of initiatives taken by the Italian Government to foster innovation in Italy.The Italian Ministry of the Economic Development has approved a decree regulating the criteria and modalities to access to a so called central guarantee fund to the benefit of innovative start-ups and incubators that are enrolled in a dedicated registry. Indeed through such guarantee fund, the State will guarantee up to 80% of the value of the loan that cannot exceed € 2,5 M. The requirements to be met in order to qualify...