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Subject: Re: UKNM: Competition law/regulation on the web ?
From: Paul Sanders
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 13:53:32 GMT

>Anyone know of any regualtions or experience of running competions on the
>web - such as a prize draw ?
>Any help or pointers gratefully received.

We went through the issues several years ago for competitions on the Virgin
Records web sites. Some things to watch out for are:

Prize draws are considered gambling, therefore are subject to morality
laws, whereas competitions have fewer restrictions.

Territorial issues are important. You can't feasibly run a true global
competition/prize draw - the legal costs involved in finding out local law
for each country would be vast.

You have a duty to make the rules clear, publish the details of the
promoter, and make sure the promoter and/or the agency handling the entries
is on the Data Protection registry and understands their duties there.

Having said all that, these are all areas where the DPP isn't known to be
particularly proactive. And a test of skill might be..."Billie's first
single was called 'Because We Want To'. What was Billie's first single


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