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Recent Developments in the European Gaming Industry

The gaming industry is a fast paced industry, which is continuously undergoing major development. In this fast evolving business, it‘s crucial that the legal framework is keeping pace. In this PlugIn issue, our experts from all over Europe highlight recent legal developments in the European gaming industry and how to manage them, whether it be new game subsidies in Germany, financial support for cultural video games in Poland, gaming addiction concerns in the UK, the widely discussed framework affecting Loot Boxes in France, or how the GDPR affects the gaming industry.

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Game Subsidies in Germany – Recent Developments

Game Subsidies in Germany – Recent DevelopmentsDetails of new EUR 50m subsidy expected to be published this autumn Application period for de-minimis subsidies now open until 30 August 2019 Germany offers a system of state (“Länder”) and federal ...

Games-Law – Recent Developments in France: the Position of the French Regulator Regarding Loot Boxes

Games-Law – Recent Developments in France: the Position of the French Regulator Regarding Loot BoxesLoot boxes are boxes that offer random content in some video games. They can be distributed free of charge when the player reaches a certain milestone in the game or can be purchased by the player in a ...

Addicted to Loot: Recent Developments in Gaming Addiction and Gambling Concerns in the UK

Addicted to Loot: Recent Developments in Gaming Addiction and Gambling Concerns in the UKThe video games industry continues to see strong growth, both through proliferation of mobile gaming as well as a robust traditional gaming and console market. However, UK lawmakers are continuing to voice ...

Financial Support for Cultural Video Games in Poland

Financial Support for Cultural Video Games in PolandThe Polish Ministry of Culture is currently working on the draft law on financial support for cultural video games. The draft law is supposed to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year at which ...

Data Protection and Games

Data Protection and GamesThe EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulates and restricts the processing of personal data, meaning any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. The GDPR generally applies ...