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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Consumer Rights Bill: new rules on liability proposed for digital content suppliers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 12th, 2014 in bills, computer programs, consumer protection, contracts, electronic commerce, news by sally

‘Businesses that supply digital content to consumers would be able to insert contract terms that would exclude them from liability for damage caused by their content to consumers’ devices or other digital content, under proposed new consumer protection laws backed by UK law makers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th December 2014

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Do me a favour! – New Law Journal

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in competition, contracts, EC law, electronic commerce, hotels, news, publishing by sally

‘Does price parity mean price increase when it comes to most favoured nation clauses? Rebecca Owen-Howes reports.’

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New Law Journal, 20th October 2014

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Skyscanner: CAT quashes commitments in the online booking sector – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

‘In a judgment handed down on Friday, the Competition Appeal Tribunal has quashed the Office of Fair Trading’s decision to accept commitments in the online hotel booking sector. As the first case to consider such commitments, Skyscanner Ltd v CMA [2014] CAT 16 contains some helpful guidance, albeit that Skyscanner’s success actually hinged on a fairly narrow point of regulatory law.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 28th September 2014

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Competition watchdog bans deals between motor insurance and price comparison websites – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 29th, 2014 in competition, consumer protection, electronic commerce, insurance, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Exclusive pricing deals between car insurance providers and price comparison websites (PCWs) will be banned, the UK’s competition watchdog has confirmed, as part of its plans to increase competition and reduce the cost of insurance premiums for drivers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th September 2014

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Cartier launches legal attempt to block websites selling counterfeit goods – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2014 in counterfeiting, electronic commerce, injunctions, internet, news, trade marks by tracey

‘Cartier International, the luxury watch and jewellery company, is attempting to block websites allegedly selling counterfeit goods in a test case that could have far-reaching consequences for the internet. Lawyers for the Paris-based company launched their claim at the high court in London on Thursday. It is believed to be the first time online service providers have been asked to close down websites on the grounds that they feature pirated trademark logos.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2014

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Man sentenced for eBay tax evasion totalling almost £300,000 – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 5th, 2014 in electronic commerce, guilty pleas, internet, news, sentencing, tax evasion by tracey

‘John Woolfenden was sentenced yesterday at Bolton Crown Court to two years imprisonment for two counts of cheating the public revenue and one count of concealing or transferring criminal property. Woolfenden evaded paying £299,752.93 in revenue whilst trading on eBay over a period of six years and pleaded guilty to the charges.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd September 2014

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UK government to assess whether virtual currencies should be regulated – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK government is to review the trade in virtual currencies to investigate whether it should regulated.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th August 2014

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Government issues revised ‘identify proofing’ guidelines – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 8th, 2014 in electronic commerce, government departments, identity fraud, news by sally

‘The Government has updated guidance it has issued on the identity proofing and verification of individuals.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th January 2014

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UPC Nederland BV v Gemeente Hilversum (Case C-518/11) – WLR Daily

Posted November 11th, 2013 in contracts, EC law, electronic commerce, law reports, media, transfer of undertakings by michael

UPC Nederland BV v Gemeente Hilversum (Case C-518/11);  [2013] WLR (D)  428

“Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive) (OJ 2002 L 108, p. 33, ‘the Framework Directive’), Directive 97/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 1997 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the telecommunications sector (OJ 1998 L 24, p. 1), Directive 2002/19/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on access to, and interconnection of, electronic communications networks and associated facilities (Access Directive) (OJ 2002 L 108, p. 7), Directive 2002/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services (Authorisation Directive) (OJ 2002 L 108, p. 21), and Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services (Universal Service Directive) (OJ 2002 L 108, p. 51)”

WLR Daily, 7th November 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Amazon Marketplace purchases not covered by Consumer Credit Act – The Guardian

“If you pay Amazon and it passes the money on to the retailer, a loophole could leave you without redress.”

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The Guardian, 19th January 2013

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RFU plans tough sanctions against ticket resellers after Supreme Court dismisses privacy concerns around disclosure – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 23rd, 2012 in data protection, electronic commerce, internet, news, privacy, proportionality, sport by tracey

“A website operator must disclose the names and addresses of people who used the site to trade rugby tickets after the Supreme Court said that doing so would not be a disproportionate infringement of those individuals’ privacy rights.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd November 2012

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Online behavioural advertising transparency and opt out requirements to be set out in UK advertising rules – OUT-LAW.com

“Behavioural advertising networks will be subject to UK advertising rules from February next year, the advertising regulator has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd November 2012

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OFT issues guidance to online retailers over delivering to remote areas – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 21st, 2012 in consumer protection, electronic commerce, news by tracey

“Retailers should make it clear from the outset when residents of remote areas will be charged extra for delivery in online sales, consumer protection regulator the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th September 2012

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Comparison websites ‘break the law’ over disabled users – Daily Telegraph

“They may spend millions of pounds on advertising campaigns featuring mustachioed opera singers and cheeky meerkats, but some of the nation’s most popular comparison websites have been accused of breaking the law by denying access to more than 12m consumers with disabilities.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2012

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Eleven people sentenced over £1m iTunes and Amazon royalties fraud – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2012 in electronic commerce, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

” Ten men and one woman including a former IT teacher have been given jail terms, suspended prison sentences and community service for their part in a £1m ‘fake royalties’ fraud of iTunes and Amazon.”

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The Independent, 30th March 2012

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Channel Islands VAT loophole closed to CD and DVD retailers – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2012 in electronic commerce, Guernsey, Jersey, news, VAT by tracey

“Some of UK’s most popular online retailers will be forced to stop selling VAT-free CDs and DVDs after high court ruling.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2012

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eDate Advertising GmbH v X: Martinez and another v MGN Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted November 18th, 2011 in choice of forum, EC law, electronic commerce, law reports, privacy by tracey

eDate Advertising GmbH v X: Martinez and another v MGN Ltd; (Joined Cases C-509/09 and C-161/10);  [2011] WLR (D)  330

“Under article 5(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 a person who considered that his privacy rights had been infringed by content placed online on an internet website had the option of bringing an action either before the courts of the member state in which the publisher of that content was established or before the courts of the member state in which the centre of his interests was based. Under article 3 of Directive 2000/31/EC (‘the E-Commerce Directive’) member states had to ensure that, subject to the derogations authorised in accordance with the conditions set out in article 3(4), the provider of an electronic commerce service was not made subject to stricter requirements than those provided for by the substantive law applicable in the member state in which that service provider was established.”

WLR Daily, 25th October 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Appeal over legality of Digital Economy Act could be successful, judge says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 31st, 2011 in copyright, data protection, EC law, electronic commerce, internet, news by sally

“BT and TalkTalk have a ‘real prospect of success’ in arguing that the UK’s Digital Economy Act (DEA) violates EU laws on liability for communications made over the internet, a UK judge has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st October 2011

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Whatever happened to the Digital Economy Act? – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2011 in copyright, electronic commerce, internet, legislation, news by sally

“The UK’s Digital Economy Act (DEA) was meant to make pirates quake in their boots, but so far it has failed to shiver any timbers.”

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BBC News, 21st October 2011

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