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  1. Legal news
    13 November 2020
    UK Gambling Commission launches call for evidence on remote customer interaction and affordability
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-gambling-commission-launches-call-for-evidence-on-remote-customer-interaction-and-affordability

    Recent Parliamentary scrutiny of the affordability of gambling for vulnerable customers has led to the Gambling Commission opening a consultation on that same subject last week.

  2. 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.

  3. Legal news
    01 May 2020
    The ‘COVID-19 effect’: How blocklisting is putting pressure on media outlets during the pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/how-blocklisting-is-putting-pressure-on-media-outlets-during-the-pandemic

    This article reports on the use of blocklisting and the inadvertent consequences exhibited by the 'COVID-19 effect'. With the findings of a recent Government review into the creation of a sustainable media still being ...

  4. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Online Harms in the UK: Significant new obligations for online companies and fines of up to 10% of annual global turnover for breach
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/online-harms-in-the-uk-significant-new-obligations-for-online-companies-and-fines-of-up-to

    Yesterday the UK government published its long-anticipated final response to the Online Harms White Paper. Partner Bryony Hurst and Associate Theo Rees-Bidder set out the headline points, and what we can expect next.

  5. Legal news
    14 December 2020
    Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney: What next in the war of the WAGs?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/rebekah-vardy-v-coleen-rooney

    Following the recent ruling in the first stage of Rebekah Vardy’s libel claim before the English High Court, a preliminary hearing on ‘meaning’, Bryony Gold looks past the sensationalist headlines and explores the ...

  6. 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.

  7. Legal news
    09 February 2021
    Online Harms Series: The Regulator
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/online-harms-series-the-regulator

    In its initial response to the White Paper published in February 2020, the government indicated that it was “minded” to appoint Ofcom as the regulator responsible for oversight of the new regime, to be primarily funded ...

  8. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Broadcasting Subsector Series: A long overdue reset – a detailed look at why PSB obligations in the UK need to be rebalanced, how they are being reviewed, and the proposed shift to PSM
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/broadcasting-subsector-series-a-long-overdue-reset

    Ofcom has signalled a desire to recast the current public service broadcasting regime into a more expansive public service media regime. We take a look at what this might mean for stakeholders across the broadcasting ...

  9. Legal news
    13 November 2020
    IPO seeks views on AI and IP
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/ipo-seeks-views-on-ai-and-ip

    On 7 September 2020, the UK Intellectual Property Office launched a call for views on the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property policy.