Wednesday, April 8, 2020

First Swedish “Moderate Marketing” Ruling Issued

The lawsuit and the challenged provisions The Swedish Consumer Ombudsman sued Global Gaming's subsidiary Elec Games for its marketing of the now defunct gambling platform...

News in today: DCMS wants lootboxes regulated as gambling

The Select Committee of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, & Sport ("DCMS") today published its long-awaited Immersive and addictive digital technologies report (available...

Blockchain Gaming: Buzzwords, bulls and bears

"Blockchain gaming? Come on. That's a thing now?" The mere mention of the word "blockchain" can trigger conflicting reactions. In some, it creates a starry...

MediaBytes – the last month on MediaWrites: the Copyright Directive, AI...

We've been catching up with MediaWrites authors about the hottest topics being discussed in the media industry. In the latest instalment of MediaBytes, Katrina...
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Blockchain, smart contracts and esports: a match-winning formula?

From relatively obscure origins, the advent of cryptocurrency has fuelled a blockchain (or, less catchy, "distributed ledger technology") boom in recent years. This is...

Player Safeguarding, Welfare and Education in Esports – A Pragmatic...

One of the key challenges most organizers of esports tournaments face is projecting a professional brand image in relation to player safeguarding, welfare and...

UK Government inquiry into the growth of immersive and addictive technologies

What triggered the inquiry? The inquiry follows wider recognition of the increasing impact of technology on our society. Ofcom...

Loot box issues extend to Poland

Loot boxes are a topic of significant media law debate in recent months, and something that we are keeping on top of at MediaWrites,...

The Witcher Saga: the author’s quest for additional royalties from video...

On 2 October, CDPR published a statement in which it referred to the letter it received from Sapkowski’s attorneys. The letter claims that the...

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