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The April 2016 edition of E-Commerce Law & Policy
Welcome to April's edition. The EC has released its first findings in its Sector Inquiry into the e-commerce sector, and highlighted where antitrust issues could arise in relation to the practice of geo-blocking by consumer goods and digital content businesses. Susanne Zuehlke of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP talks us through the EC's issues paper in her article, and explains the very limited set of circumstances in which geo-blocking could lead to competition infringements.
The UK Government published in early March its revised Investigatory Powers Bill, and Professor Ian Walden of Baker & McKenzie LLP is on hand to outline its implications for service providers and explain some of their concerns about the Bill.
Virtual private networks, or VPNs, have a variety of uses. In countries such as Australia they have been used, for example, to access the country-specific content libraries of services like Netflix. Yet Netflix has been cracking down on such activity, and this has drawn attention to the problematic use of VPNs to access content in the country. Antoine Pace and Geoff McGrath of Gadens Lawyers discuss how content owners might use Australian law to deter VPN usage in an article.
PLUS - AG decision in McFadden v. Sony - China's e-commerce law complete - T&Cs and fines for unfair terms - VAT on e-commerce services in Russia - Brazil's Internet Law - Hamburg Court on Facebook's real-name policy - the UK's CMA and fake online reviews.
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