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  1. Legal news
    24 November 2016
    Esports betting: the UK Gambling Commission provides some insight and flexes its muscles
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/esports-betting-the-uk-gambling-commission-provides-some-insight-and-flexes-its-muscles

    As the popularity of skin betting and other forms of gambling relating to esports continues to grow - and with one eye on the intervention of the Washington State Gambling Commission in respect of Valve's online ...

  2. Legal news
    27 August 2019
    Four lessons from the ASA’s first bans on sexist ads
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/four-lessons-from-the-asas-first-bans-on-sexist-ads

    The banning of two ads by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), in the first ever rulings to rely on a new code against perpetuating harmful gender stereotypes, has been met with surprise and criticism from ...

  3. Legal news
    01 October 2019
    Secondary ticketing website Viagogo now compliant with UK law following pressure from the CMA
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/secondary-ticketing-website-viagogo-now-compliant-with-uk-law-following-pressure-from-the-cma

    As the Competition and Markets Authority unexpectedly abandoned its court action against Viagogo, what is the state of play for the UK's secondary ticketing industry?

  4. Legal news
    12 December 2019
    The USA is investigating social media app TikTok – what does this mean for social media platforms & transparency?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-usa-is-investigating-social-media-app-tiktok

    The US has just recently launched a national security review into the acquisition of US social media app, Musical.ly by the China-based owner ByteDance. ByteDance purchased the popular lip-syncing app for $1 billion ...

  5. Legal news
    05 May 2017
    Esports broadcasting – a difficult balance to strike
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/esports-broadcasting-difficult-balance-to-strike

    Esports has a large, global and rapidly growing viewership. In December 2016, 43 million unique viewers tuned in to watch the League of Legends world finals.

  6. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    Johnny Depp’s Nightmare on Fleet Street: Part 1
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/johnny-depps-nightmare-on-fleet-street-part-1

    In one of the most high-profile court cases of 2020, Johnny Depp has lost his libel battle with The Sun following their description of him as a “wife beater”. In a mammoth judgment, Mr Justice Nicol has not only ...

  7. Legal news
    13 November 2019
    Five years of the Competition Damages Directive: The first rulings from the European Court of Justice
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/five-years-of-the-competition-damaged-directive

    November 2019 marks the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the EU Competition Damages Directive. We lead with an analysis of the two judgments of the European Court of Justice to date that address this Directive.

  8. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    Twitter’s ban on paid political advertisement comes into effect
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/twitters-ban-on-paid-political-advertisement-comes-into-effect

    Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, recently announced that the site will implement a worldwide ban on paid-for political adverts due to a belief that “political message reach should be earned, not bought”.

  9. Legal news
    21 November 2019
    The Online Harms White Paper: Is technology the answer?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-online-harms-white-paper-is-technology-the-answer

    In the next instalment of our Online Harms White Paper ("OHWP") mini-series, Janey Hurran looks at how technology, both existing and emerging, can assist in the role of ensuring safety online.

  10. Legal news
    24 October 2019
    Social Media & the Workforce - The Perils and Opportunities for Employers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/social-media-and-the-workforce--the-perils-and-opportunities-for-employers

    Leaving all the legal complications aside, in this article we seek to categorise the key questions that clients ask us about the general challenges that social media is creating in the workplace and we share our ...