Listed below are all the new items published on the site (most recent first)
- SCL Event Report: Foundations of IT Law - Risk, Cyber and Computer Misuse 21/09/2016
Quentin Tannock reports on the latest event in the Foundations of IT Law series (Module 7 - Cycle 2), held on 14 September 2016 and hosted by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP.
- Competition in Data Feeds: Court Confirms Commission View 19/09/2016
The General Court of the EU has confirmed the Commission’s decision to accept the commitments of Thomson Reuters intended to remedy its abuse of a dominant position in the market for consolidated real-time data feeds
- McFadden: Free Wifi, Liability and Passwords 16/09/2016
The operator of a shop who offers a wi-fi network free of charge to the public is not liable for copyright infringements committed by users of that network. However, the CJEU suggests that an operator may be required to password-protect its network in order to bring an end to, or prevent, such infringements.
- TVCatchup Case: A-G’s Opinion on Cable and Copyright 09/09/2016
The questions referred by the Court of Appeal in ITV Broadcasting Ltd & Ors v TVCatchup Ltd & Ors are now the subject of an Opinion from and Advocate General
- EU and Canada PNR Agreement Invalid 08/09/2016
The proposed agreement for the exchange of passenger name record data between the EU and Canada has been described as incompatible with EU fundamental rights by Advocate General Mengozzi as it is currently drafted
- E-books and VAT: A-G’s Opinion 08/09/2016
Downloaded e-books and the like can be excluded from the reduced rate of VAT that applies to publications, according to a new Opinion from Advocate General Kokott
- Hyperlinking Judgment from CJEU 08/09/2016
According to the CJEU, ‘financial gain’ is the key differentiator when seeking to determine whether hyperlinking to material that is hosted in breach of copyright makes the poster of the link liable. If there is financial gain, knowledge of the breach is to be presumed. Where there is knowledge, there is liability.
- CJEU Gives its OK to Pre-installed Software 07/09/2016
According to the CJEU, the sale of a computer equipped with pre-installed software does not constitute an unfair commercial practice. Moreover, failure to indicate the price of each item of pre-installed software does not constitute a misleading commercial practice.
- Honouring the Breach 01/09/2016
A recent appeal against a monetary penalty notice shows the need to recognise a data breach where the duty to notify applies
- Net Neutrality Guidelines 30/08/2016
BEREC has published guidelines on net neutrality
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