Editorial

SSCL Meeting Report: 21 March 2002

SSCL continued their monthly series of themed meetings, this time looking at the civil side of software industry issues. There were two speakers for the evening: Lorne Byatt looked at legal success factors from an in-house counsel standpoint, whilst Jeremy Warner focused on software licensing issues.

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Metatags and the Reed case - a few discordant notes?

The recent dispute between Reed Executive PLC and Reed Business Information Limited over the use of the mark REED on a job vacancy web site including its metatags and in related banner ads recently came before the High Court. Reed Executive triumphed and deservedly so in the view of the author, however, the reasoning employed in the case could in the view of the author result in some very unfair outcomes if followed in the future in the context of metatags.

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Developing Successful Privacy Relationships

This is Robert Waixel’s report of the Privacy Laws & Business 15th Annual International Conference. Robert Waixel is a Senior Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge. He specialises in Computer Law in general and Data Protection Law and practice in particular.

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E-Commerce

Comments on the Draft Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 and on the Guidance Notes issued to explain them

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E-Commerce

Comments on the Draft Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 and on the Guidance Notes issued to explain them

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New Rules for Inboxes

Unsolicited e-mail and overflowing inboxes are a new cyber hazard. This article on inboxes from Nigel Miller looks at the problem. It was first published in the Solicitors Journal.

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