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Digital Business Lawyer

Volume: 7 Issue: 6
(June 2005)


UK media attacks on security at Indian call centres have been dismissed as an ‘over-reaction which is to be expected’. / read more

The United States Supreme Court has in its June 28 ruling on MGM v Grokster tried to balance the competing demands of copyright owners and technology developers. The decision which has been hailed in the media as a ‘music industry victory’ is not as clear cut as some observers claim. / read more

The multi-billion dollar IPO for PartyPoker owners PartyGaming looks set for a successful launch despite a wave of press speculation concerning the vulnerability of PartyPoker to legal action from the US Justice Department. / read more


The Supreme Court decision in MGM V Grokster will be the subject of analysis and debate for years to come. / read more

The US Supreme Court has confirmed that distributors of peer-to-peer software can be liable for copyright infringement. Washington D.C. based intellectual property lawyer,Jonathan Band and Cardozo Law School student Eric Stieglitz explain the judgement / read more

UK legislation exempts ISPs from the liabilities incurred in hosting content. Mark Turner, partner, and Dominic Callaghan, associate at Herbert Smith explain the importance of the current DTI consultation on whether these protections should be extended to other information providers / read more

Spyware is the latest security threat to the internet but difficulties exist in distinguishing genuine advertising tools from malevolent software. Claudia Vincenzi, associate at Simmons & Simmons examines the issues in regulating spyware / read more

Ofcom’s new Broadcasting Code is designed to regulate the UK’s expanding television and radio services. Victoria Gaskell, assistant solicitor at Olswang, examines the key aspects of the new Code / read more

The battle over the Software Patent Directive
EU sets Microsoft a June deadline
Data Protection Working Party’s work programme for 2005 / read more

Trademarks - The Gillette Company and Gillette Group Finland v LA-Laboratories Ltd
Freedom of Establishment - Marks & Spencer plc v David Halsey (HM Inspector of Taxes)
Broadcasting -

American Library Association v Federal Communications Commission / read more

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The monthly publication providing authoritative insights and thought leadership on the legal/regulatory issues affecting online business, covering distance selling, contracts, domain names, adblocking, advertising, cloud computing, net neutrality, e-privacy, data protection, cyber crime, the Internet of Things, social media, internet taxation and software / read more

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