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The National Lotteries Board (NLB), although a public body, is under no obligation to provide information to the media or anyone else on its operations when possible harm may occur if this information lands in the public domain.  This is according to a recent Pretoria High Court judgment.   “Instead of providing some detail so the NLB could respond and not be tarnished without the ability to respond, the applicant merely argued the NLB confuses its right to access to information.”  Judge Ebersohn said Media24 could not simply say it did not have to justify its request for access to this information.

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The Danish Gambling Authority recently instructed Internet service provider Three to block five suspected sites, which have been named to include  7red.com, 7red.dk, quasargaming.com, wintrillions.com and trillonario.com.  Previously, the DGA imposed blocks on 12 gambling firms also lacking official Danish  online gambling licenses, most notably Betclic Everest subsidiary  Bet-At-Home and several Playtech-powered sites, including Titan Poker.

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EU law allows holders of intellectual property rights to seek an injunction against any "intermediary" that provides services to third parties and, in doing so, helps them to infringe copyrighted works. The Austrian Supreme Court asked the CJEU for a ruling on whether ISPs in this position were considered to be an intermediary for the purposes of the European legislation.






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