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Rights of Airlines Customers in Saudi Arabia

  May 23, 2017     By Hazim Al Madani Law Firm
A resolution issued by the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Civil Aviation No. (380-20), in 26/05/1438H, approving the Executive...

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Funding Problem

  May 23, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
In theory, as well as in public support, Texas Parks and Wildlife funding is essential. The funds are garnered through a sporting good sales tax...

Ban on Bars Along Highways – No Disparity with Government Policy in India

  April 19, 2017     By Abhay Nevagi & Associates
The Supreme Court (SC) declared a ban on liquor outlets at a distance of 500 m. from state and national highways. This step taken by the SC met...

The Right to Compensation for Plane Crash Victims

Nobody likes to think about being in a plane crash when traveling. It does happen, and people should know what to expect if it does. Important...

Elements of a Copyright Infringement Claim

A copyright infringement action requires a plaintiff to prove (1) ownership of a valid copyright, and (2) actionable copying by the defendant of...

Defenses to Allegations of Copyright Infringement

There are numerous defenses available to a copyright infringement defendant.

License to Skill – An Outline of Malta's Regulation of Skill Games

Gambling, from a legal and policy perspective, has been consistently defined by reference to the constitutive elements of involving a monetary...

Who Is Responsible for Sports injuries?

  By HG.org
When someone is harmed during a game, practicing or preparing for a group get-together, the question many have is who should be responsible for...

Band Agreements, Band Entities, Band Trademarks and Copyrights

In order to avoid disputes later, a band needs a band agreement which states how the band will divide their profits and which provides how...

Sports Injuries

While sports provide an outlet for active children and help people of all ages stay in shape, sports can sometimes pose a significant risk when...

Literary Agency and Publishing Contracts: What Attorneys and Writers Need to Know

A writer who signs a literary agency agreement or a book publishing contract without having it reviewed and negotiated by a literary rights or...

California Talent Agency and Artist Management Contracts - What You Need To Know

Artists breaking into the entertainment industry often don’t know whether they need a talent agency, a personal manager or an entertainment...

The Latest Milestone in U.S. / Cuba Relations: Commercial Flights

The United States and Cuba marked another historic milestone recently when JetBlue Flight 387 sojourned from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Abel...

Skill-based Fantasy Sports Enjoy Formal Exempt Status in Malta

The daily fantasy sports (‘DFS’) industry has been a hot topic of debate in the United States market.

Skill-Based Fantasy Sports Enjoy Formal Exempt Status in Malta

The daily fantasy sports (‘DFS’) industry has been a hot topic of debate in the United States market.

Music May Be Less Widely Available in the Future. Here's Why.

The government just denied a request from the music industry to change the royalty collection system. Here, we examine what's at stake and...

Why Fashion Professional Should Employ a Qualified Fashion Attorney

The global fashion industry has emerged in the 21st century as one of the fast-growing and most dynamic economic sectors in the world.

How To Find Out What Is in the Canada Border Services Agency Files about You

  By LexSage
Would you like to know why the CBSA is not approving your NEXUS application? Would you like to know what the CBSA officer wrote about your...

The "Blurred Lines" of Copyright Law

When a jury found that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' hit song "Blurred Lines" infringed Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up," the world was...

Hollywood Defamation Lawsuit Heats Up

Defamation (untrue statements that damage a reputation) is becoming more widespread as a cause of litigation, as the internet makes it...

Gun Laws in Colorado

The Denver Post recently reported that applications for concealed carry permits have skyrocketed in Colorado this year. Some say this is a...

Change in Smoking Law in Romania

In the 1930’s smoking was seen as the “in” thing to do. Social and economic pressure was such that no-one knew or cared about the consequences...

Legal Route to Gambling- India Perspective

"There are many harsh lessons to be learned from the gambling experience, but the harshest one of all is the difference between having Fun and...

2015 Polish “Indian Summer” Changes in the Copyright Regulations

Similarly to prior years, we have a beautiful Indian summer in Poland which brings changes to our copyright law. On the 11th September 2015, the...

Smoking the Peace Pipe in South Dakota

A new pot resort in South Dakota will be opening up soon on tribal land, despite the fact that pot is not yet legal in South Dakota.

The Bangladesh Hotel and Restaurant Act of 2014

The Bangladesh Hotel and Restaurant Act 2014 has been passed in the parliament with some new provisions in November 2014. The Bangladesh Hotel...

New Amendments to Investment Law No. 8 in Egypt

Egypt in its accelerated movement towards economic reform has been emphasizing the importance of real estate development projects and large...

Timeshares in Mexico

Timeshare contract could be a real nightmare for those who did not take proper precautions due to unreasonable terms and obscure clauses with...

California Craft Distillery Law and the Craft Distiller’s Act of 2015

Until fairly recently, Prohibition-era laws have governed the liquor industry in California. As a result of amendments to these laws, craft...

What Educational Rights Does My Disabled Child Have?

  By HG.org
In the United States, every child is entitled to a free public education. Additionally, having a disability triggers additional protections...

What to Do with Your Liquor License if Your Business Closes

How to handle a New York liquor license when not operating.

Bicycle Safety Laws

  By HG.org
As more people move into cities, the popularity of self-propelled vehicles is on the rise. Millions of Americans ride bikes to work or school...

When Is It Legal to Download Music, Movies, or Software Via Torrents on the Internet?

  By HG.org
Since the rise of the Internet, the illegal sharing of music, movies, and software have been an ongoing concern. Still, not every peer-to-peer...

Cottage Food Operations under the California Homemade Food Act

The California Homemade Food Act which went into effect January 1, 2013 has created a new category of food production called a cottage food...

International Payment Systems to Transfer Processing Inside Russia

Transactions inside Russia with the use of international payment cards will be processed within the Russian National System of Payment Cards...

California Lawyers Weigh Lawsuits for Spread of the Measles Virus, Negligent Endangerment

California legislators plan to introduce a bill to eliminate the personal belief exemption which allows California parents to refuse to...

Events, Nightlife, Attractions and Hospitality Law Palm Springs Style

In the past lawyers for the hospitality and entertainment industry, for restaurants, hotels, festivals, events, and attractions in California...

Satire and Parody, Publishing Law in California and England

In the aftermath of the horrific and deadly attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, we examine why parody and satire...

Publicity Rights and The Right of Privacy, California Entertainment Law

The right of publicity is the right of every human being to control the commercial use of his or her identity. When that right is infringed, the...

How An Experienced Lawyer Can Protect A Comic Book Creator And Writer in California

The client who creates a comic book character and goes on to develop a character that can be licensed to third-party publishers, to the film and...

CA New Bike Law Not Yet Preventing Coachella Valley Bicycle Accidents and Injuries

On September 16, 2014, California’s new bike law went into effect requiring motorists to give bicyclists three feet of distance when passing a...

The Christmas Tort, For Christmas Dishes You’ve Had to Eat and Lies You Were Told

It’s time to give personal injury lawyers a tort that can improve the lives of people at Christmas. How long are family members going to suffer...

Doing Business in Cuba

In January 2015 the Treasury Department issued regulations to establish banking relations and allow U.S. companies to export items for sale in...

On Requirements Set by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Starting in 2015, the pharmaceutical companies - EFPIA members shall comply with the requirements regarding the disclosure of information on the...

When Should Blog or Forum Posts Create Liability for Defamation?

Writers often express their views on blogs or forums. With the advancement of laws, anyone who writes articles, must be cautious of consequences...

Technology & Communications Law - Malaysia

A basic insight into the laws of technology and communications in Malaysia.

Vesting of Contingent Compensation in Pay or Played Television Director Agreement

One of the issues in negotiating director agreements in television is whether contingent compensation provision applies in situations where a...

The Malta-Alderney MOU: Is It a Game-changer?

Following the announcement of the signature of a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding between Malta and Alderney between the Malta Lotteries...

Warrior Tour: Contracting around unforeseen events

Contracting in sensitive Muslim countries where western culture may not be well perceived may create legal obligations and precedents which must...

Copyrights: Amplifying Sound Signals is Not Infrigement

Although the doctrine of precedent does not underpin the Portuguese legal system, there are some (extraordinary) cases where the Portuguese...

Is Drone Hunting Going to be Legal in the United States?

  By HG.org
After reports of domestic spying surfaced, and the possibility that drone aircraft might be used to carry out surveillance of Americans, many...

Did You Know There Are Laws Against Dancing?

  By HG.org
Prom, homecoming, and other formal dances are rites of passage for millions of American youth. So, it is perhaps surprising to many that such an...

How Does the U.S. No Fly List Work?

  By HG.org
Following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, the U.S. federal government enacted a number of measures meant to combat the threat of terrorism on...

When Can Kids Fly Alone?

  By HG.org
It is not uncommon, particularly around the holidays, for children to visit family members in other states. Sometimes this means taking a...

What is a Liquor License and Why is it Such a Big Deal?

  By HG.org
A liquor license is, as the name implies, a license for the service of alcohol. But, many have referred to the procurement of a liquor license...

Is Body Paint Considered Clothing

  By HG.org
Many have wondered whether body paint is sufficient covering to be considered clothing such that a person could not be arrested for public...

Sports Injury Laws

  By HG.org
Whenever one engages in sports, there is always an inherent risk of injury. Most athletes accept this risk as part of the game. Most injuries...

Why are Steroids Illegal in the United States?

  By HG.org
Many professional athletes over the last two decades have been subjected to humiliation and ridicule after it was revealed that they used...

Lack Of Complete Diversity Of Citizenship Of Members Of Equine LLCs Requires Dismissal Of Federal Action

The issue of diversity of citizenship is of particular interest to equine ownership and contract disputes, because many equine-related entities...

Indian Gaming Laws

  By HG.org
Many states have small casinos associated with a Native American tribe. This often leads one to wonder why casinos are legal when associated...

Laws Regarding Graffiti and Art

  By HG.org
Graffiti is an unusual topic in the art world. Several artists have become iconic for their graffiti art works, like Keith Haring and Banksy....

Video Games and the Law

  By HG.org
Like virtually every other activity Americans engage in on a daily basis, even video games are subject to the restrictions and protections of...

When Law Enforcement Cannot Solve It, Private Recovery Agency Tracks Stolen Art

  By HG.org
What happens when famous pieces of art are stolen and law enforcement leads run dry? Private recovery agencies are called upon to bring back...

A History of American Gaming Laws

  By HG.org
Gambling is restricted in America, though its popularity is increasing. Laws regarding gambling are important not only for those involved with...

Did You Know Your Fantasy Football League Might be Illegal?

  By HG.org
Millions of Americans engage in creating fantasy football teams. It can be a fun way to add an extra layer of enjoyment to the season and, for...

Film Rights as a Special Form of Copyright – Germany

The question whether someone is the copyright holder of a film is answered by the Copyright Act and within that framework by the general...

Fighting Misappropriation of Name or Likeness

  By HG.org
Americans have a non-explicit right (often called a “penumbra right”) to privacy. We find its origins in things like the right against...

International Court Reporters in Hong Kong

The world is shrinking, businesses have gone global, and changes at all corners of the world equally affect each other contributing to dynamic...

Special Purpose Entity

How can you protect your assets against creditors as a film maker?

Panama Enacts New Tourism Law: Law 431 of 2012

Almost twenty years have passed since the enactment of Law 8 of 1994, which until the end of the year 2012 regulated tourism investments and...

Beijing and Shanghai Allow 72-hour Transit without Visa for Citizens from 45 Countries

Beijing and Shanghai will allow 72-hour transit without visa for Citizens from 45 Countries from Januanry 1st, 2013.

Highly Qualified Persons Rules - 15% Flat Tax Rate on Employment Income - Malta

Malta’s position within the financial services, gaming and aviation sectors, is further bolstered by the newly introduced 15% flat tax rate on;...

Turkey: Collection of the Footballers’ Receivables

This article summarises the legal remedies available to both Turkish and foreign players for the collection of their receivables in Turkey.

Equipping Your Son with the Proper Football Gear

Advice for parents on keeping your son safe during football season. When your kid heads out on the football field, you want to know that you...

Germany: Scope of the Exploitation Right of a Publishing Company

The Higher Regional Court of Cologne recently ruled that if an artist transfers a publishing company the right to publish his/her work in a...

File Sharing Frenchman Fined for Piracy

A French court recently fined an individual €150 for pirating two music tracks. A French court recently fined Alain Prevost €150 for pirating...

Cruising the Caribbean Leads to Litigation Labyrinth

Two men who who jetted from New York to Fort Lauderdale to board Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship to Jamaica last week, but...

EU Attempt to Improve Royalties System for Musical Copyright

On the 11th July 2012, the European Commission presented a draft bill aimed at the elimination of music piracy as well as strengthening...

EA Suing Zynga over Copyright Infringement in Malta

“Electronic Arts” (EA), best known for the FIFA series and the recent smash hit series Mass Effect has recently chosen to sue the Facebook media...

Tourist Season Easier for Some than Others

The summer travel season is fast approaching, and many foreign citizens are making plans now to visit the U.S., but they won’t be going anywhere...

The Hazards of Tourist Season for Your Betrothed

The warmer weather and sunny skies of spring have arrived in the U.S., opening the gates to tourists from around the globe, but one group of...

Rangers Football Club: Not Entirely Directionless

The overwhelmingly common theme to the reports of Lord Hodge’s ruling in the ongoing Rangers administration case was that he refused to give any...

Media Law: Know Your Rights

It is the job of the entertainment industry to provide the general public with a source of entertainment. Unfortunately, the methods employed to...

ASU Board of Regents Accused of Violating Title IX

Title IX was enacted to prevent discrimination on the basis of gender in educational institutions. The law requires that a school, once it...

SOPA Analysis: Why One Bill Threatened the Entire Internet

The reason that SOPA garnered so much attention was largely due to vague language that seemed to provide the government with a very wide scope...

Dominican Law 158-01 of Tourism Incentives for Development

The tax benefits of Law 158-01 may extend to the purchase and acquisition of Dominican Republic real estate such as second homes and vacation...

New PA Law to Ban Texting While Driving Passed

A Pennsylvania law to ban texting while driving statewide has been passed and will soon go into effect.

No More Business Complications Now

Corporate law attorneys are required in a number of aspects of a business and business affairs. Legal orders may sometimes require you to...

European Parliament Calls for Gaming and Betting Law at EU Level

A recent vote take by the European Parliament (EP) resulted in a report causing a shift towards a more commonly adopted approach to issues...

Be Cautious Before Entering Canadian Franchisee Market!

Canada is the foremost foreign destination for expanding franchises and a preferred entry point for cross border franchisers, especially for...

Will New Rules And Harsher Penalties Prevent Physical Altercations At Sporting Events?

After several brawls and other instances of violence resulting in personal injury at sporting events in California, new rules for attendants...

What to Do with Art That Is Material to the Patentability of Your Pending U.S. Patent Application

Under U.S. Patent law, inventors and other individuals substantively involved with the preparation and/or prosecution of the application, such...

How to Avoid Personal Injury while Climbing Half Dome

Each year, millions of people visit Yosemite National Park in California. While some come to see the cascading waters of Bridalveil Fall or...

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Youth Athletics— What Do Ski Area Operators Need to Know?

Traumatic brain injuries (“TBIs”) among young athletes have garnered increased attention recently, due in large part to a growing awareness in...

Sports Injuries

It is well accepted in most jurisdictions that participation in sports activities involves a certain assumption of risk. That assumption of risk...

Regulatory Challenges Related to Mobile Gaming - Malta

Until a few years ago, a mobile phone consisted of a handheld device which enabled a subscriber to make and receive voice calls whilst mobile,...

The Reinforcement of Malta’s Role as a Regulatory Hub for Remote Gaming

Whilst much has been said and written both for and against the removal of barriers to the free movement of gaming services within the European...

Financing Independent Film: Tax Credits for Independent Film

Independent film financing and tax credits are linked and play a huge role in making a successful film. Understanding where these credits are...

Foreign Invested Travel Consulting Company: A Way to Promote Outbound Tourism

  By Amaris Law
With the promulgation of the Regulation on Travel Agencies as of February 20, 2009 (“Regulation”), China has opened its doors to the foreign...

Gambling Business in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This article discusses how to invest in the gambling business in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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