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Court Of Justice Of The EU: A "Pre-Checked Checkbox" Is Not Valid Consent To Cookies Under The GDPR
On 1 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on a number of questions which, inter alia, relate to the validity of consent to cookies...
European Union
10 Oct 2019
Foreign Cyber Attackers To Face EU Sanctions
On May 17, 2019, the European Union ("EU") adopted new legislation for imposing sanctions on persons engaged in cyber-attacks on the EU or its member states ...
European Union
13 Jun 2019
A New Era For The VAT Taxation Of E-Commerce Ahead: Simplification For Most, Discrimination For Non-EU-Based Traders
The digital economy is growing at a fast pace and policymakers around the globe are trying to adapt to (and adequately capture) new ways of doing trade.
European Union
7 Dec 2016
Using Open Source and Creative Commons Licences - CL-IPs #2
CL-IPs is an educational YouTube series made by the law firm Mayer Brown International. The goal of the series is to help online content producers understand legal issues in the field of intellectual property and technology.
16 May 2016
Volume Up, Value Down: A Growing Trend In Sourcing
The second quarter of 2015 saw a record high in the number of sourcing deals, globally. But, while volumes are increasing and the market appears to be growing...
9 Nov 2015
Securing The Benefit Of Innovation In Outsourcing Arrangements
Innovation is a high-value topic now. In some sense, the customer in an outsourcing arrangement is always looking for innovation.
9 Nov 2015
Digital Single Market Strategy Launched
Today the European Commission issued a strategy paper on the Digital Single Market ("DSM") that includes 16 initiatives to be completed by the end of 2016.
European Union
11 May 2015
Commission Announces Competition Inquiry Into The E-Commerce Sector
Margrethe Vestager, the EU Commissioner in charge of competition, announced yesterday the opening of an inquiry into the e-commerce sector.
European Union
8 May 2015
When Is Web-Scraping Of A Database Unlawful?
The European Court has recently given its judgment in a case relating to meta search engines which trawl through databases of car advertisements.
European Union
9 Jan 2014
The EU Response To The (Indirect) Taxation Of Digital Economy
The issue of how to tax the digital economy is at the forefront of policy initiatives around the world.
European Union
20 Dec 2013
UK Court Blocks Stream Aggregator’s Domain
The latest in a line of cases in which English courts have ordered ISPs to block the domains of peer-to-peer websites showing pirated material has now applied the same principles to a hugely successful stream aggregator of sports content.
26 Jul 2013
Rights In Data – Football Dataco Case Goes To UK Court Of Appeal
The long-running Football Dataco case, relating to rights in data and infringement on the internet, has now reached the UK Court of Appeal.
19 Mar 2013
CJEU Judgment On Jurisdiction For Football Dataco v Sportradar
Last week the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that where a website operator targets and then provides material infringing "sui generis" database rights to recipients based in an EU Member State over the internet, the act of infringement occurs at least in the EU Member State where those recipients are located.
European Union
29 Oct 2012
OFT Writes To Top Online Retailers Urging Them To Change Their Website Terms And Conditions
The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) wrote to 62 of the top online retailers last week to point out that they need to change their website terms and conditions in order to avoid infringing consumer protection laws during the upcoming busy Christmas period.
19 Oct 2012
Two Days Left To Comply. Deadline For Cookie Compliance Approaches
Almost a year ago today, new rules came into force concerning the use of cookies on websites by website operators. In the UK, the Information Commissioner's Office gave website operators a one year grace period from enforcement action, during which website operators were expected to audit and revise the use of cookies on their websites, to change the functionality of their websites and to amend their privacy policies to ensure that they were only setting cookies in circumstances which complied w
24 May 2012
The European Court of Justice Rules on How Far Copyright Extends in Computer Programs
On 2 May 2012 the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union published its decision in SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Ltd (Case C-406-1) ruling on the extent of copyright infringement claims over ideas and procedures.
9 May 2012
A Recipe for Successful Compliance? ICO Tables New Cookie Guidance
The Information Commissioner’s Office ("ICO") has issued revised guidance on how website operators can comply with the change in the law on cookies, which came into effect on 26 May 2011 and must be complied with in the UK by 26 May 2012.
4 Jan 2012
Fit for the Internet age? The Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth
Professor Ian Hargreaves’ much anticipated review of the UK’s intellectual property regime was published on 18 May 2011. We provide a snapshot of its key features.
26 May 2011
The ICO's cookie guidance... still half-baked
From today (26 May), new rules come into force on the use of website cookies (and similar technologies such as spyware) which mean that website operators can no longer justify their use by solely relying on website users to change their browser settings to "opt-out" if the website users do not want to receive them.
26 May 2011
European Commission Consults on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
The challenge to effective enforcement of intellectual property rights as a result of the internet has received significant attention. The European Commission ("Commission") has now published a report on the application of the EU Directive on the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the Member States ("Directive").
European Union
4 Feb 2011
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