ARKHIPOV Mobile Gaming As Gambling Risks 08_02_2014


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Brief description of possible risk: what if an innocent mobile game containing elements of luck and profit will be considered as a gambling game?

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ARKHIPOV Mobile Gaming As Gambling Risks 08_02_2014

  1. 1. Gambling and Non-gambling on Mobile Problems of Separation and Legal Consequences Vladislav Arkhipov Of Counsel, Ph. D. * 8 February 2014 Winter Nights Mobile Games Conference St. Petersburg * Ph. D. in Law: Vladislav Arkhipov is an associate professor at Saint Petersburg State University
  2. 2. State Awareness exponential regulatory growth 2011-2013 We can block IP! Today Oh, there are games too! 2006-2011 There is Internet! 1993-2006 What? © BeTa-Artworks - protection of youth / public morality 8 February 2014 2
  3. 3. Proper Understanding GAMES GAMBLING fun profit socializing creativity exploration luck some other… © Dario Lo Presti - 8 February 2014 3
  4. 4. Formal Definition 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. © Ivelin Radkov - Item 1 Article 4 of the Gambling Law 8 February 2014 4
  5. 5. Property Right tricky issue O RLY? 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 limited license (that’s how a user formally has access to the content) is a property right! © Eric Isselée - 8 February 2014 5
  6. 6. Therefore – Risk Factors © wongstock - random numbers virtual currency © moneyrender - © Lasha Kilasonia - cash-in / cash-out 8 February 2014 © 123dartist - content unlocks 6
  7. 7. Internet Gambling 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. © creative soul - Item 3 Article 5 of the Gambling Law 8 February 2014 7
  8. 8. The Worst Scenario CEO convicted IP blocked hardware seized company fined 8 February 2014 © corund - app removed 8
  9. 9. Be Mindful track gambling legislation monitor political crusades © tanatat - and if you include gambling elements in your game – K N O W W H AT Y O U A R E D O I N G 8 February 2014 9
  10. 10. Thank you! Vladislav Arkhipov Of Counsel IP / IT/ Telecommunications Practice T: +7 812 325 84 44 F: +7 812 325 84 54 E: Join me in social networks! Dentons Northern Capital House 36 Moika Embankment 191186, St. Petersburg Russian Federation Facebook: vladislav.arkhipov.5 LinkedIn: VK: vladislav.arkhipov Twitter: gameponder
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