Reformed Gambling Market in Sweden 2019
December 21, 2018

1 January 2019 will be a historic day for the gambling industry in Sweden. The market will be de-regulated and a new licensing system enters into force. The Swedish Lotteries Act is replaced by the Swedish Gambling Act (2018:1134) (Sw. Spellagen). By 27 November, the Swedish Gambling Authority (“SGA”, Sw, Spelinspektionen) had received 90 licence […]

Swedish Supreme Court asks CJEU to Clarify Scope of ‘Communication to the Public’
December 20, 2018

The Swedish Collective Management Organisation (STIM) and the Swedish Artists’ and Musicians’ Interest Organisation (SAMI) instigated two separate proceedings against two car renting companies. Both cases followed missed payment (since 2014) of yearly licensing fees to STIM and SAMI, and they are currently pending before the Swedish Supreme Court. This has now decided to stay […]

New Regulation on Geo-blocking
December 4, 2018

1. Why and when will the new rules apply? As we wrote on the blog in December 2017, the 3rd of December 2018 the new regulation on geo-blocking will enter into force. However, in December the regulation had not yet been accepted and some adjustments has been made since then. This post presents some of […]

Tech Is All Around: Artificial Intelligence and Ethics
November 12, 2018

Artificial Intelligence, Legal Profession, and Other Industries Digital technology innovations bring about constant change, and at an ever-faster pace. Today’s drivers of digital transformation are artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. From disrupting business models to reinventing communication, to finding new solutions in key industries such as healthcare, transportation, education, manufacturing, and agriculture, AI is at the […]

Earlier this year, the Swedish Patent and Market Court was requested  – on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, and others (the rightholders) – to issue an injunction against Swedish internet service provider Telia Company (Telia) to block access to the likes of The Pirate Bay, Dreamfilm, Nyafilmer, Fmovies, and […]

Tech Is All Around: Blockchain & Law
November 1, 2018

As noted in the previous Tech Is All Around: Hot Topics and Notes on the Future post, blockchain is touted as the next revolutionary technology, even as revolutionary as the introduction of the internet during the nineties. Blockchain is said to evolve the internet from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0. Instead of centralised entities such […]

Tech is All Around: Tech in Litigation
October 1, 2018

Enemy or friend? The discussion on how digitalisation and technology affect different areas of legal practice is in full swing, and the nature of litigation is clearly moving in a technology-influenced direction. In the following, we discuss two aspects of technology in relation to litigation. How Is Technology Visible in Disputes? Some people argue that […]

EU’s Digital Copyright Rules Take a Step Forward
September 20, 2018

European Parliament Voted on a New Directive The EU’s highly debated copyright reform is advancing as the European Parliament voted in favour of the Copyright Directive on 12 September 2018. The new digital copyright rules will impose new obligations and liabilities on online platforms. The Copyright Directive was first published two years ago, in 2016, […]

Tech is All Around: Hot Topics and Notes on the Future
September 17, 2018

Almost everyone is presumed to understand technology these days. Recent technology conversations have been focused on the phenomena that are predicted to revolutionise the way of doing business: blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and platform economy, to name a few. Blockchain is speculated to have the same impact as the Internet back in the days. Applications […]

Lohkoketjut yleistymässä Suomen markkinoilla?
September 7, 2018

Please read the translation in English at the end of the article. Lohkoketjua voidaan käyttää moneen: escrow-sopimukset, patentit, rahoitus, kulutustavarakauppa, luvat ja lisenssit, osakkeet. Lohkoketjut poistavat turhat välikädet, lisäävät avoimuutta, vähentävät petosten määrää, suojaavat järjestelmiä hyökkäyksiltä ja luovat uusia liiketoimintamahdollisuuksia. Hankintayksiköiden ja yritysten onkin syytä olla hereillä tämän teknologian suhteen, mutta mistä on kyse? Lohkoketju […]