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  1. Legal news
    07 February 2020
    Ball rolling on review of Australian classification laws
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/ball-rolling-on-review-of-australian-classification-laws

    The Australian government has announced a review of Australia's classification legislation, opening a period of public consultation which invites members of the public to tender their submissions by 5pm on 19 February ...

  2. Legal news
    01 September 2020
    Australian Defamation Law Reform Update – New South Wales passes reform bill
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-defamation-law-reform-update-new-south-wales-passes-reform-bill

    Bird & Bird's media team in Australia report on new changes to defamation law, anticipated to make it easier for the media to report on matters of public interest.

  3. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Australian Media Reform Report
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-media-reform-report

    Bird & Bird's media experts in Australia provide an essential guide to the huge amount of legal reform currently underway in the media sector . What reforms are currently in progress? What stage have they reached? And ...

  4. Legal news
    13 August 2020
    Sports safety: should it be mandatory to report child protection & safeguarding concerns?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/sports-safety-should-it-be-mandatory-to-report-child-protection-and-safeguarding-concerns

    Child safeguarding reviews in sport have consistently shown that failures in reporting have had serious consequences. If concerns are not reported, and appropriate action not taken, the system is fundamentally ...

  5. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Supreme Court defamation decision rules on public interest and judicial bias
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/supreme-court-defamation-decision-rules-on-public-interest-and-judicial-bias

    This article reports on a recent UK Supreme Court decision with important commentary on the public interest defence's applicability to journalists, and a rare finding of judicial bias against a litigant in person.

  6. Legal news
    03 July 2020
    The Swedish Gambling Authority promotes a prompt implementation of B2B–licences for providers of gambling software
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/sweden/the-swedish-gambling-authority-promotes-a-prompt-implementation-of-b2b

    Karin Söderberg and Kajsa Zenk explain a new potential licensing regime promoted by the Swedish Gambling Authority as a way of curbing unlicensed gambling on the Swedish market.

  7. Legal news
    05 May 2020
    Gambling Act Review: Base it on the Evidence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/gambling-act-review-base-it-on-the-evidence

    Andy Danson discusses a planned review of the UK's Gambling Act and what this could mean for players and operators.

  8. Legal news
    06 May 2020
    German Federal Supreme Court decides in spectacular music sampling case – for the fourth (and last?) time
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/german-federal-supreme-court-decides-in-spectacular-music-sampling-case

    The German Federal Supreme Court has issued yet another decision in the long-running music record sampling case known as “Metall auf Metall”, providing some clarity on when sampling will be infringe copyright.

  9. Legal news
    08 April 2020
    COVID-19 and the Media, Entertainment & Sport Sector: A Step-by-Step Guide
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid19-and-the-media-entertainment-and-sport-sector-a-step-by-step-guide

    Phil Sherrell, Richard McMorris and Esme Strathcole explain how English contract law on force majeure and frustration applies to the COVID-19 pandemic in the media, entertainment and sports sector.

  10. Legal news
    07 April 2020
    Event Sponsorships, COVID-19 and Force Majeure – Where do we stand?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/event-sponsorships-covid19-and-force-majeure-where-do-we-stand

    COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on commercial operations across all sectors globally. This is no better demonstrated than in the events industry, with international sporting events worth vast sums of money to ...