Antigua Eyes Sanctions Over US Online Gambling Ban

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 3:57 PM EST) -- The nation of Antigua and Barbuda on Monday threatened to issue trade sanctions, which could include lifting protections on U.S. copyrights, as retaliation for a U.S. ban on Internet gambling.

Antigua said in a statement that it asked, and was approved by, the World Trade Organization to suspend certain intellectual property obligations and concessions to the U.S.

The authorization follows a 2007 WTO arbitration ruling — which came after Antigua won a WTO dispute over a U.S. ban on online gaming — that allowed Antigua to...
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