Update on Kentucky Poker Domain Case
June 5, 2009 (CAP Newswire) — The Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (iMEGA) is working hard to help ensure that the recent decisions by a Kentucky Court of Appeals to block that state’s attempt to seize 141 online poker-related websites is upheld and not overturned as the case moves on to the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Meeting its June 1st deadline, the organization successfully submitted to the court legal briefs requesting that the justices affirm the appellate court’s decision on the grounds that the domain names are international, and therefore outside of the state’s jurisdiction to confiscate, according to Online Casino Advisory.
“We’re very confident the State Supreme Court will reach the same conclusion as the Court of Appeals,” Joseph Brennan Jr., chairman of iMEGA, was quoted in the article.
iMEGA is a gaming and media advocacy group created to help ensure fair growth and innovation on the Internet. The company regularly works with governments to promote various online gaming-oriented causes, and sometimes engages in legal battles against those governments that seek to limit citizens’ access to the Internet, as with this Kentucky case and also with recent events in Minnesota (read more about that here).
Other organizations involved in the struggle to keep online poker sites from being seized include the Poker Players Association (PPA), the Internet Commerce Association, the Interactive Gaming Council, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and many others.
To read the full story at Online Casino Advisory, click here.