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E-Commerce Law & Policy

Current Issue (August 2016)

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The monthly law journal giving authoratitive insights into all aspects of e-commerce law and regulations affecting online business, including domain names, Intellectual property, copyrights, online advertising, behavourial advertising, cloud computing, net neutrality, privacy, cybercrime, social media, trademarks, online sales, licensing and software / read more

The August 2016 edition of E-Commerce Law & Policy

Our news commentary section this month leads with the significant Manhattan Court of Appeals decision in Microsoft v. United States, where Microsoft has won a victory in a battle over whether it should hand to US authorities customer emails stored entirely on Dublin-based servers following the issuance of a US warrant in 2013. Our experts analyse what this means for US relations abroad, as well as the implications for reform of US law in this area.

The European consumer organisation the BEUC give its opinion this issue on the sharing economy, and in particular what EU and national law and policymakers must do to foster its growth and to resolve the legal challenges that currently hinder it.

Matthew P. Schaefer of Brann & Isaacson details the action by several US states to try and get the 'physical presence' standard brought about through the Quill case back before the US Supreme Court, in the latest development in the ongoing confrontation between state governments and e-commerce retailers over internet sales taxation.

Also in August’s issue: Privacy Shield adopted - UK's Digital Economy Bill draft - review of EU Satellite & Cable Directive - PayPal leaves Turkey - Italy's private copying levy - France's contract law reforms - Belgian 'datr-cookie' tracking case.

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