This Practice Note discusses the use of non-contractual devices by software suppliers to control running, or prevent the improper use, of on-premise software in business-to-business licences, the consequential legal issues, and the practical implications for the drafting of relevant software licences. It introduces time bombs, logic bombs, fork locks, remote control and turning off, or ‘deprovisioning’.
This guide to gambling law outlines the legal issues most pertinent to the gambling industry, and is designed for general commercial lawyers looking to familiarise themselves with betting, gaming and lotteries law generally and the current hot topics affecting the sector. It covers the legal treatment of betting, gaming and lotteries activities, the Gambling Act 2005, non-gambling activities and international gambling.
This Practice Note deals with the resale of second-hand business software, as opposed to games software. It examines the legal issues relating to the resale of software, the UsedSoft case including the UsedSoft case as applied to multimedia works, challenges and implications for software suppliers, resale of second-hand software outside Europe and the impact of Brexit.
This Practice Note provides an introduction to the taxation regime relating to gambling in the UK. The UK tax treatment of gambling underwent a significant change in 2014 under Part 3 of the Finance Act 2014. This Practice Note looks at general betting duty, pool betting duty, gaming duty, remote gaming duty, machine games duty, bingo duty and lottery duty. This Practice Note was produced in partnership with Carl Rohsler of Memery Crystal.
This Practice Note provides an overview of the gambling licensing regime in the UK. It looks at operating licences, personal licences and premises licences, and explains the application process, including matters for consideration by the Gambling Commission or local authority before determining the application. It also covers licence conditions, variation and termination of each licence together with reforms introduced by the Gambling Commission.
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