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Vladislav Arkhipov, Dentons


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Gambling and Non-gambling on Mobile: Problems of Separation and Legal Consequences -- Vladislav Arkhipov, Associate Professor at Dentons. (Winter Nights: Mobile Games Conference 2014 …

Gambling and Non-gambling on Mobile: Problems of Separation and Legal Consequences -- Vladislav Arkhipov, Associate Professor at Dentons. (Winter Nights: Mobile Games Conference 2014

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  • 1. Gambling and Non-gambling on Mobile Problems of Separation and Legal Consequences 8 February 2014 Winter Nights Mobile Games Conference St. Petersburg Vladislav Arkhipov Of Counsel, Ph. D.
  • 2. State Awareness 8 February 2014 2 1993-2006 What? 2006-2011 There is Internet! 2011-2013 We can block IP! Today Oh, there are games too! e x p o n e n t i a l r e g u l a t o r y g r o w t h p r o t e c t i o n o f y o u t h / p u b l i c m o r a l i t y © BeTa-Artworks -
  • 3. Proper Understanding 8 February 2014 3 G A M E S G A M B L I N G f u n c r e a t i v i t y s o c i a l i z i n g e x p l o r a t i o n p r o f i t l u c k s o m e o t h e r … © Dario Lo Presti -
  • 4. Formal Definition 8 February 2014 4 Gambling – risk-based agreement about prize, made by two or more participants between themselves or with an organizer of a gambling game under the rules provided by such organizer. Item 1 Article 4 of the Gambling Law©
  • 5. Property Right 8 February 2014 5 limited license (that’s how a user formally has access to the content) is a property right! O RLY?t r i c k y i s s u e Prize – money or other property including property rights, which shall be transferred to a participant of gambling when the result of gambling set forth in the rules happens. Item 4 Article 4 of the Gambling Law © Eric Isselée -
  • 6. Therefore – Risk Factors 8 February 2014 6 virtual currency random numbers content unlocks cash-in / cash-out © wongstock - © 123dartist - © moneyrender - © Lasha Kilasonia -
  • 7. Internet Gambling 8 February 2014 7 Activity for organization and conduction of gambling games with the use of information/telecommunication networks, in particular the Internet, as well as means of communication, including mobile communications, IS PROHIBITED. Item 3 Article 5 of the Gambling Law ©
  • 8. The Worst Scenario 8 February 2014 8 I P b l o c k e d a p p r e m o v e d c o m p a n y f i n e d C E O c o n v i c t e d h a r d w a r e s e i z e d © paradox - © corund -
  • 9. Be Mindful 8 February 2014 9 t r a c k g a m b l i n g l e g i s l a t i o n m o n i t o r p o l i t i c a l c r u s a d e s a n d i f y o u i n c l u d e g a m b l i n g e l e m e n t s i n y o u r g a m e – K N O W W H AT Y O U AR E D O I N G © tanatat -
  • 10. Thank you! Vladislav Arkhipov Of Counsel IP / IT/ Telecommunications Practice T: +7 812 325 84 44 F: +7 812 325 84 54 E: Dentons Northern Capital House 36 Moika Embankment 191186, St. Petersburg Russian Federation Join me in social networks! Facebook: vladislav.arkhipov.5 LinkedIn: arkhipov/14/968/805 VK: vladislav.arkhipov Twitter: gameponder
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