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FOI Fees and Limits

SCL submitted a response to the Consultation Paper from the Department of Constitutional Affairs on fees for supplying data and the imposition of a limit on the expense of supply, beyond which an exemption applies but there is now an opportunity for further consultation.

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Software Patents: EPO Snub to Court of Appeal

The European Patent Office (EPO) has today turned down a request from the Court of Appeal in Aerotel/Macrossan to clarify the European position on software patentability.

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MySpace, YouTube and the Diddymen

In a fascinating judgment, albeit its fascination lies more in schadenfreude than legal analysis, Mr Justice Kitchin expresses the view that, however free from restraint they are alleged to be, MySpace and YouTube can be controlled by the High Court.

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Software Patents: Latest Case

The High Court has upheld the exclusion by the Patent Office from patent protection of a financial data delivery system from Bloomberg and a courier delivery system.

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Spammer Damages

Another successful action has been brought against an alleged spammer – this time in Scotland and this time with a more substantial claim.

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Urgent Request for Comments

SCL is to respond to the DCA consultation on the Draft Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2007. Do you want to inform those comments?

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ITT for New Research Project

The JISC Legal Information Service is inviting tenders for a research project, the aim of which is to produce guidelines as to the use of IP rights in UK higher and further education institutions.

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