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

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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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BT and TalkTalk given last chance to challenge Digital Economy Act – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2011 in appeals, copyright, electronic commerce, internet, news by sally

“BT and TalkTalk have been granted permission to appeal against their failed legal challenge to the Digital Economy Act, which is central to the government’s attempts to curb illegal downloading.”

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The Guardian, 7th October 2011

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Privacy watchdog publishes e-privacy laws compliance guidance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 16th, 2011 in data protection, EC law, electronic commerce, internet, news by tracey

“The UK’s data protection watchdog’s guidance includes amendments made to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) in May. The changes transposed an EU Directive into national law.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th September 2011

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OFT investigates hidden airline charges – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 9th, 2011 in airlines, consumer protection, electronic commerce, news by tracey

“The Office of Fair Trading has launched an investigation into whether airlines are hitting customers with hidden card surcharges when they book flights online.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2011

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Review into viability of website blocking rules to be announced soon, Government says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 11th, 2011 in copyright, electronic commerce, internet, news by sally

“A report into a whether website blocking measures are viable is to be published shortly, the Culture Minister has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th July 2011

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Court orders trader to repay customers after late deliveries and failure to refund purchases – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 27th, 2011 in consumer protection, electronic commerce, internet, news by sally

“A court has ordered an online trader to refund consumers that he failed to deliver goods or pay refunds to, the UK’s consumer protection regulator the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th June 2011

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BT and TalkTalk denied Digital Economy Act appeal – The Guardian

Posted June 22nd, 2011 in appeals, copyright, electronic commerce, internet, judicial review, news by sally

“BT and TalkTalk have been refused permission to appeal against their failed legal challenge of the Digital Economy Act.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2011

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Digital Economy Act will cost nearly £6m – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2011 in copyright, electronic commerce, internet, news by sally

“Government plans to curb illicit filesharing under the Digital Economy Act will have cost rights holders, Ofcom and internet providers almost £6m by the time the controversial legislation is implemented next year, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2011

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BT and TalkTalk will appeal High Court DEA ruling – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 6th, 2011 in copyright, electronic commerce, internet, news by tracey

“BT and TalkTalk will ask the Court of Appeal to assess a UK law that could force internet service providers (ISPs) to disconnect users who infringe copyrights online. The companies say the Digital Economy Act (DEA) breaks EU laws.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st June 2011

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Digital Economy Act is proving hard to follow with real progress – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2011 in electronic commerce, news by sally

“A year on from its parliamentary approval the Digital Economy Act leaves a lot to be desired, reports Jemima Kiss.”

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The Guardian, 9th May 2011

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Filesharing: BT and TalkTalk fail in challenge to Digital Economy Act – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2011 in copyright, electronic commerce, internet, judicial review, news by sally

“Government plans to curb illegal filesharing received a significant boost on Wednesday, as a judicial review of the controversial Digital Economy Act failed to halt the legislation.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2011

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