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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Digital Economy Act: filesharing code delayed by six months – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2011 in codes of practice, copyright, electronic commerce, internet, news by sally

“The government’s code to clamp down on illegal filesharing will not come into force for another six months as the Digital Economy Act is held up by a high court challenge.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2011

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Digital Economy Act: ‘rushed’ anti-piracy laws delayed until 2012 – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 21st, 2011 in copyright, EC law, electronic commerce, internet, news by sally

“The Government has admitted that it cannot implement legislation to curb internet piracy until spring 2012 at the earliest, as it prepares for a legal battle in the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2011

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OFT to test e-commerce contracts for fairness – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 11th, 2010 in consumer protection, contracts, electronic commerce, news by sally

“Consumer protection regulator the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched an investigation into whether complex contracts for goods and services are unfair to consumers. The investigation will particularly focus on online transactions.”

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Out-Law.com, 9th February 2010

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E-commerce Regulations updated to exempt ISPs from hate speech charges – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government has published Regulations that will absolve internet service providers (ISPs) and other digital service providers of responsibility for religion or sexuality-related hate speech transmitted over their networks.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th January 2010

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Government White Paper sets out changes for UK consumer law – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 8th, 2009 in consumer protection, electronic commerce, news by sally

“The UK Government will appoint a Consumer Advocate with powers to sue on behalf of consumers, the rules for selling digital downloads will change and the law of misrepresentation will be simplified, according to plans published on Thursday.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th July 2009

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Database rights are too tough on business, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 8th, 2008 in copyright, database right, electronic commerce, news by sally

“The European Union’s Database Directive is too restrictive and has the opposite of the desired effect of boosting e-commerce, an intellectual property expert has warned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th September 2008

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Lords to rule on overseas credit card protection – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 5th, 2007 in consumer credit, electronic commerce, news by sally

“A forthcoming decision by the House of Lords could seriously dent confidence in cross-border e-commerce. The Lords have been hearing arguments in the case this week.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th October 2007

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When e-money providers must verify identity: new guidance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 29th, 2007 in electronic commerce, money laundering, news by sally

“The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG) has published draft amended guidance for electronic money. It covers products that are card-based as well as those that are entirely software-based.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th August 2007

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