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Digital Business Lawyer

Volume: 8 Issue: 7
(July 2006)


The arrest of David Carruthers, Chief Executive Officer of AIM listed BetonSports, while in transit in Dallas from the UK to Costa Rica, and a 22-count indictment charging 11 individuals and four corporations, including BetonSports, on various charges of racketeering, conspiracy and fraud has caused consternation and alarm in the online gambling sector. / read more

Total spend by UK companies on internet marketing has hit a record high as investment in traditional advertising continues to fall, according to the findings of a report endorsed by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA). / read more

The music industry hopes to win support from the Internet Service Providers Association for a 'digital age copyright' when the Association of Independent Music and British Music Rights meet the ISPA on 20 July. / read more


The arrest of David Carruthers, UK Chief Executive of online gambling operator, BetonSports, in the US while he was in transit from the UK to Costa Rica is a sharp reminder that seemingly abstruse disputes about jurisdiction and where events take place in the virtual world can have all too physical consequences. / read more

BPI wins High Court action to sue Russian download site
ICSTIS tightens its rules on premium rate services
"Copyright levies in the converging world" published
Wireless and internet companies agree on website guidelines
Dates for your diary / read more

The UK Information Commissioner considers the illegal trade in confidential information such a serious threat to privacy, that he has presented a report to Parliament under special powers of the Data Protection Act. Helen Padley, a lawyer at Denton Wilde Sapte, examines the report's findings and recommendations for criminal sanctions as a deterrent to potential offenders. / read more

Recent French legislative developments and anticipated court decisions in France and the US have led to further debate on the future regulation of file-sharing. Chris Jefferey and Marc Schuler of Taylor Wessing examine the recent developments and speculate on the UK position. / read more

Trade mark owners have different options to consider when staking a claim to an internet domain. H. Kristjan Larusson and Paul Garland, of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group at White & Case LLP, explain different approaches when faced with instances of cybersquatting. / read more

Developments in the delivery of mobile content in the U.S. have provided lucrative commercial opportunities for parties such as content providers, mobile operators and advertising firms. Marc S. Martin and Woojung Kim of the Washington office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP examine market developments and the associated legal and regulatory issues. / read more

Christopher Rees, Head of the Herbert Smith LLP Global TMT group and Dominic Callaghan, senior associate, provide an overview of the latest key developments in IT and eCommerce in the EU. / read more

Patents: eBay v MercExchange
Copyright: Haupt v Brewers Marketing
Domain Names: WIPO Case No. D20060183 / 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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