Copyright Laws for Casino Gambling Come into Discussion
The world poker tour television show producers
in Las Vegas have become very interested in protecting its copyright.
WPT Enterprises, Inc. have made it quite obvious that they plan on
keeping the World Poker Tour show a copy righted one and one that will
solely be in their dimensions to do what they must with it. One of the
things that it has been so interested in preserving is its intellectual
copyrights as they have felt that the show has generated many people to
try to do the same thing.
The poker show has done so much in generating profit that it is scared
that people are copywriting its ideas. They are right to worry as the
onset of this poker show has brought about many other poker shows to
come to life. The copywriting issues comes by the fact that this poker
show has innovative ideas on it that are being presented in many sites
causing it to lose its uniqueness and marketing advantage.
Online casinos have been faced with the same problems as
this show because there was nothing that systematically protected online casinos
because they existed in countries that deemed them illegal. Furthermore, the
western countries that are so concerned with copyright laws are the same
countries that have banned online casinos and online casinos copyrights. The
poker show’s need for copyright laws mimics that of online casinos and the two
have much branding issues in common.
Adam Pliska whom is a general council member from WPTE has stated that the WPTE
is world recognized television show and not having proper copyright laws would
make the situation problematic. Satellite events and intellectual property
include the TV show’s program themes being taken and hosts being offered more
money is always a possibility with new show broadcasting.
Online casinos have been in similar situations with their promotional ideas
being taken and even their online casinos graphical work being mimicked. Online
casinos have even ad problems with their names being stolen as there are certain
online casinos names that generate more traffic. Online casinos and poker rooms
have had lawyers and administrators working on the copyright issues for quite
some time and they are hoping to have generated new results soon.
In terms of the WPTE, Pliska has stated that it has
become a necessity to get the bets copyrights available in order to not only
protect the show but also the fans as they do not want their favorite TV show
being branded by a company that has no legal rights to it. WPTE has come into
collaboration with such companies as Sheppard and Mullin which are outside
sources dedicated to protecting copyright laws on behalf of companies like WPTE
and online casinos at large. Many online casinos have turned to Sheppard and
Mullin in order to have their online casinos sites protected and in order to
bring other online casinos into a legal suit that will ensure that they will not
try to copy from online casinos again.