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SCL Facebook Group

Did you know that there is now an SCL Group on Facebook?

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Wi-fi Leeching: A Pub Visitor’s Guide

The widely reported arrest of another person for ‘stealing an unsecured broadband connection’ has led to comment in all sorts of media. There have even been discussions of the morality of such actions on the BBC web site. IT lawyers may wish to brush up on the matter so that they can retain credibility in the pub or at the Bank Holiday BBQ.

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House of Lords Report on Personal Internet Security

The Science and Technology Committee of the House of Lords published a report on 10 August. It includes a series of interesting conclusions and recommendations. Read a brief summary and comment and access the full report.

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Who Owns Contacts Lists?

A new ruling on a list of business contacts suggests that employers may have rights over personal contact lists held on their computers.

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Alan Brakefield 1928 – 2007

SCL is sad to inform its members that Alan Brakefield, Hon Treasurer of the Society for Computers and Law 1973 – 2002, died on 19 July after a valiant fight against cancer. Ruth Baker offers her brief tribute to one of the Society’s most influential members.

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IFCLA 2008 Conference in Paris

The IFCLA Conference, IT Law Challenges in a Changing World: Global, Virtual, Open & Outsourced takes place in Paris on 5 and 6 June 2008. The deadline for the call for papers is 5 September but, whether presenting a paper attracts you or not, it is already time to start planning your trip.

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Land Registry Survey on Gateways

SCL encourages its members to respond to an online Land Registry survey on eConveyancing and XML Gateways

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SCL Elects First Fellows

SCL announces the election of its first Fellows of the Society for Computers and Law

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