Epic Games launches proceedings against Apple and Google over the taking down of Fortnite from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/global/epic-games-launches-proceedings-against-apple-and-google

Epic Games, publishers of the game Fortnite, have launched civil anti-trust proceedings in California against both Apple and Google. The article explores the reasoning behind the move and what we are likely to see happen next in the saga. View the full ...

02 October 2020

Australian Defamation Law Reform Update – New South Wales passes reform bill

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/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.

01 September 2020

ACCC sues Google for allegedly misleading consumers in relation to the use of their personal information

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/australia/accc-sues-google-for-allegedly-misleading-consumers-in-relation-to-the-use

Australia's competition and consumer regulator (ACCC), recently decided to take action against Google in relation to allegations that it misled consumers about the collection and use of their personal information online, in order to enhance the provision of ...

18 August 2020

Proposed group action aimed at third party companies who use player-related data for their own products

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/uk/proposed-group-action-aimed-at-third-party-companies-who-use-player-related-data

A group of 400 current and former football players have joined a proposed group action which intends to target third party companies who utilise and monetise player-related data for their own products. View the full article on MediaWrites >

10 August 2020

Product Placement with Influencers is “obvious” marketing and does not require disclosure, according to the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/global/product-placement-with-influencers-is-obvious-marketing-and-does-not-require-disclosure

In a decision contrary to the current climate on influencer marketing, the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg decided that Instagram posts of influencers containing product placement do not need to be disclosed as “advertisement”. The full decision is not ...

29 July 2020