Copyright owners free to choose where to bring web infringement claims but restrictions placed on damages – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 29th, 2015 in copyright, damages, EC law, foreign jurisdictions, internet, news by sally

‘A ruling by the EU’s highest court could mean that businesses have to take multiple cases across Europe if they want to claim damages for copyright infringement, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th January 2015

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Pornography online is driving ‘horrific’ crimes, says top judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2015 in internet, judges, murder, news, pornography, violence, violent offenders by sally

‘Lord Chief Justice warns that extreme material on the internet appears to be intensifying the actions of some murderers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2015

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IPCC to investigate delays in dealing with intelligence on hundreds of suspected paedophiles – Daily Telegraph

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission will investigate how staff at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre dealt with information from the Canadian police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2015

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Ofgem tightens up rules for comparison websites – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in consumer protection, energy, internet, news by sally

‘The energy regulator Ofgem has announced new rules for comparison websites which will force them to give consumers more information on the tariffs they show, amid allegations that they are hiding the best deals from consumers.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2015

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Website operators can prohibit ‘screen scraping’ of unprotected data via terms and conditions, says EU court in Ryanair case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 16th, 2015 in airlines, database right, EC law, electronic commerce, internet, news by sally

‘Online aggregators that engage in ‘screen scraping’ face a threat to their business models following a ruling by the EU’s highest court, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th January 2015

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Google launches challenge to Max Mosley’s privacy bid – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2015 in data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Google has asked the High Court to throw out legal action being taken by ex-Formula 1 boss Max Mosley.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2015

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‘Online predator’ who stabbed boy, 14, to death faced sexual assault charges – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2015 in internet, murder, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A teenager who stabbed to death a 14-year-old boy he met while playing online video games was also accused of sexually assaulting another boy, it can be reported for the first time.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2015

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A worrying new anti-terror law is sneaking through Parliament – The Guardian

‘As the world’s press and public stand vigil in support of Charlie Hebdo and the families of the victims of Wednesday’s attack, we wake this morning to reports that our security services are under pressure and seeking new powers. The spectre of the Communications Data Bill is again evoked. These reports mirror renewed commitments yesterday to new counter-terrorism measures for the EU and in France.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2015

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A landmark decision for brand owners: Court rules ISP blocking orders extend to trademark rights – RPC IP Hub

‘The High Court has recently granted Richemont a blocking order requiring the five largest ISPs in the UK to prevent access to various third party websites from advertising and selling goods which infringe Richemont’s trade mark rights. This was the first time that such a blocking order had been sought against ISPs on the basis of trade mark infringement anywhere in the EU (other than, perhaps, in the Danish case of Home v Telenor).’

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RPC IP Hub, 8th January 2015

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Injunctions against ISPs Part VIII: Cartier International AG and Others v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd and Others – NIPC Law

‘In Cartier International AG and Others v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd and Others [2014] EWHC 3354 (Ch), [2014] WLR(D) 464 three of the subsidiaries of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA applied to Mr Justice Arnold for injunctions against the five largest internet service providers.’

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NIPC Law, 6th January 2015

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Ched Evans: Attorney general’s office probe into website – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2015 in attorney general, contempt of court, employment, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sport, victims by tracey

‘The attorney general’s office is considering whether a website supporting convicted rapist Ched Evans breached contempt of court laws.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2014

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Can offensive use of social media justify a decision to dismiss? – Technology Law Update

Posted December 18th, 2014 in appeals, dismissal, employment, employment tribunals, internet, news by sally

‘Does use by an employee of a personal Twitter account in a way that is “intimidating, racist and anti disability” and “offensive to other groups of people including dentists, caravan drivers, golfers, the A&E department, Newcastle supporters, the police and disabled people” justify a decision to fire?’

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Technology Law Update, 18th December 2014

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Judge condemns laws that leave him powerless to give dangerous paedophile tough sentence – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge Andrew Woolman says laws mean he has to give sex offender Jason Leonard a “completely academic” sentence after he breached his licence conditions.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2014

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Extensions of Time to File Notices of Appeal and Relief from Sanctions: R (on the application of DINJAN HYSAJ) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: Fathollahipour v Aliabadibenisi: May v Robsinson – Zenith PI Blog

‘CPR r.3.9 rears its growling head again…but a more robust approach, nevertheless, should not be taken as encouragement to refuse reasonable extensions of time or to seek tactical advantage in every minor default.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 17th December 2014

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Policing cuts put public safety at risk, warns Met chief – Daily Telegraph

‘The head of the Metropolitan Police has warned that large cuts to police budgets and other services will put public safety at risk.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2014

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Mother jailed for promoting terrorism on Facebook – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2014 in internet, Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘An “extremist” mother-of-six who took pictures of her toddler son holding a toy gun and daydreamed about sending his eight-year-old brother to fight jihad when he grows up has been jailed for five years and three months for promoting terrorism on social media.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2014

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‘Dark web’: GCHQ and National Crime Agency join forces in hunt for child abuse – The Guardian

‘David Cameron will place Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency and the National Crime Agency (NCA) at the centre of a fight to eliminate “digital hiding places for child abusers”.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2014

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Google in court again over ‘right to be above British law’ on alleged secret monitoring – The Independent

Posted December 9th, 2014 in advertising, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A battle by Google to establish that it is above British law resumed today in a landmark trial that will decide whether or not it can be held accountable by its users in this country.’

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The Independent, 8th December 2014

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Above and below the waterline: IPT finds that Prism and Tempora are lawful – Panopticon

‘The now famous revelations by US whistleblower Edward Snowden focused on US government programmes under which vast amounts of data about individuals’ internet usage and communications were said to have been gathered. The allegations extended beyond the US: the UK government and security agencies, for example, were also said to be involved in such activity.’

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Panopticon, 5th December 2014

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UK mass surveillance laws do not breach human rights, tribunal rules – The Guardian

‘Britain’s legal regime governing mass surveillance of the internet by intelligence agencies does not violate human rights, a tribunal has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2014

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