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Geoblocking: EU Commission imposes fine on game providers

Background The European Commission has fined Valve, the owner of the online PC gaming platform "Steam", and five publishers Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax €7.8 million for breaching EU antitrust rules.Valve...

Design your SaaS solution privacy compliant!

In its judgment of July 16, 2020 (Case C311/18), the European Court of Justice declared the European Commission's Decision 2016/1250 on the transfer of personal data to the United States (Privacy Shield) invalid. At...

Cookies for advertising purposes only with the active consent of users

The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has decided on the question of which requirements must be met for consent to telephone advertising and the storage of cookies on the user's terminal device.About the case: The...

OLG Frankfurt: On the legal venue for Internet bookings

If a flight ticket of a foreign airline is booked via a German-language Internet site, which is technically and contentwise completely maintained from abroad, German courts have no international jurisdiction. The Higher Regional Court...

Interview with Esport.com: Esportsanwalt in Germany

 With the colleagues of Freaks4u I gave an interview for the portal Esports.com to ask what an esports lawyer actually does all day ;)I'm also trying to answer the questions like, what do I...

Use professional services in esport

Why is it important to use professional services and consultants as an Esport Team or Player to also perform professionally? EasyIn order to have a professional presence, to establish investors, sponsors and other important...

Why work with a lawyer as a streamer?

From last year's experience, I would like to accumulate in this article ten tips that YouTubers and streamers on the Twitch platform should seek legal advice from experienced lawyers. This is strongly recommended to...

Esport Contracts: Professional Players

Player contracts in esport. What should i consider? Just before Christmas, part two of my remarks on esport and the related contracts.As announced, this part of the series will deal with professional players. In the...

Facebook/Instagram: Court deliveries also permitted in German!

Facebook cannot insist on a translation of German-language documents into English in a legal dispute with a German user. This was decided by the 7th Civil Senate of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf...

BGH: Yelp may automatically modify reviews

What is it all about? On Yelp, users can rate companies by awarding one to five stars and one text. The Internet portal displays all user contributions and classifies them as automated and up-to-date either...

As a teenager, make e-sports men/streamers self-employed?

The industry of streamers and e-sports enthusiasts is very young compared to other industries and therefore also for lawyers and courts often ask questions of the protection of minors. One aspect of the protection...

I wish you a happy year 2020

I wish all readers of the blog and all clients a happy New Year 2020.Especially in the field of esports and streamers I am planning some news next year and also features like a...

AirBNB is not a real estate agent

An important decision that could have a signal effect for similar mediation platforms came just before Christmas from the ECJ.According to that provision, France may not require Airbnb to have a commercial card for...

Esport visa comes next year

The German esports visa is coming: From spring 2020, professional esports men from third countries will be subject to simplified conditions for permanent residence in the Federal Republic of Germany. The Federal Council today...

Uber loses once again at LG Frankfurt a.M.

Uber's mediation of rides to car rental companies is anti-competitive, the district court's board said. In Uber's business model, the court found various infringements of competition.On the one hand, Uber lacks its own car...

ECJ for sale of “used” e-books

By today's judgment, the Court of Justice has held that the release of an e-book for permanent use to the public by downloading falls within the concept of 'communication to the public' within the...

Compensation in esport in case of player change?

In the last few months, I have had to deal several times with the question of whether a team/organization is entitled to a claim for damages against the player or against the new team...

What will change in the new Youth Media Protection State Treaty?

Together with the new media state treaty, there will also be some changes in the Youth Media Protection State Treaty or JMStV for short. What's new? For Internet and gaming providers, article 5 is probably the...

Dismissal due to Islamophobic WhatsApp messages

The Baden-Württemberg State Labour Court has ruled that a dismissal of a worker for massive insults and Islamophobic remarks in WhatsApp messages is lawful.The severely disabled applicant has been employed by the applicant since...

What is a silent/atypical silent participation?

Currently, some esports teams are trying to acquire financing to secure or enable growth in 2020.I have already published some articles on the subject of financing, including the topic of joint stock in esports...