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Advocate General’s Opinion on AdWords

Google has the general support of the Advocate General’s opinion in the case before the European Court on alleged trade mark infringement by the use of AdWords

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Internet Defamation Consultation

The Ministry of Justice issued a consultation paper on 16 September – Defamation and the internet: the multiple publication rule.

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Jackson Review: New Paper on IT in the Civil Courts

Prominent litigation solicitor Tony Guise has briefed Lord Justice Jackson on various applications of IT which might make a real difference to the efficiency of the civil justice system and to its cost.

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Charging Premium Rates for Free Information

PhonepayPlus have published a notice to the premium rate industry about the techniques used to recycle free information and sell it to mobile users at premium rates.

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National Restrictions on Online Gaming Upheld

The ECJ has supported Portugal’s legislative restrictions on online gaming based in other EU jurisdictions, apparently endorsing a lottery monopoly there. The judgment is likely to have substantial implications for online gaming across the EU.

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ECJ Ruling on Withdrawal from Distance Contracts

The European Court of Justice has confirmed that, subject to limited exceptions, a consumer who exercises his right of withdrawal from a distance contract must not be obliged to compensate the seller for the use of the goods

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EU Commissioner Targets Web Site ‘Cheats’

More than half of all web sites selling electronic goods could be subject to enforcement action, including closure and fines, for trying to ‘cheat’ consumers, according to EU Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva.

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Peer to Peer: Litigation Begins

ACS Law, who have been handling a series of claims relating to illegal downloads, state that they have now issued proceedings in a number of cases.

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Solicitors on YouTube

Are Scottish solicitors Inksters the first firm to have a dedicated YouTube channel?

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