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Digital Britain Interim Report

This report has been widely publicised. There is very little in the interim report that does not have importance for IT lawyers but we highlight the elements of most obvious importance.

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Emerging Legal Issues: OII and SCL Collaborate on Lectures

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford is collaborating with SCL to offer a series of lectures addressing emerging legal issues concerning the Internet and allied emerging technologies.

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Legislating for Web 2.0: Leading the Thinking

The SCL Web site has 11 brand new articles arising from the SCL Forum entitled ‘Legislating for Web 2.0 – Preparing for the Communications Act?’. The articles come from leading thinkers on a range of related topics and represent an important contribution to the debate on a range of legislative issues.

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Adwords and Keywords: Off to the ECJ

Reports from Dutch and German courts show that disputes about the use of adwords or keywords sold by search engines have been referred to the European Court of Justice.

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Civil Litigation Costs Review

SCL has been invited to make a submission to the Civil Litigation Costs Review and is preparing a submission.

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ePrivacy Directive Review: Safeguards Ignored Says EDPS

The European Data Protection Supervisor has taken the unusual step of putting forward a Second Opinion on the proposals for review of the ePrivacy Directive. He is concerned that safeguards have been removed in the political settlement made by the EU Council and that EU citizens are at risk as a result.

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EU v Microsoft: Round 73

The seemingly never-ending issue of Microsoft’s bundling of software with its operating system and the alleged anti-competitive effect has taken a new turn.

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SCL Lecture 2009: William Patry on Copyright

The leading copyright expert William Patry has accepted SCL’s invitation to give the SCL Lecture 2009 on 24 March. The Lecture is given as a tribute to Sir Hugh Laddie QC.

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