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


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


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


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


OFT to test e-commerce contracts for fairness –

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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E-commerce Regulations updated to exempt ISPs from hate speech charges –

“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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Government White Paper sets out changes for UK consumer law –

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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Database rights are too tough on business, says expert –

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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Lords to rule on overseas credit card protection –

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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When e-money providers must verify identity: new guidance –

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.”

Full story, 28th August 2007