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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