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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 10 Issue: 1

Where a substantial measure of the activities involved takes place in England, English courts have jurisdiction over a case, despite the web server being located outside the UK / read more

China's policy of importation of foreign cultural products has been the subject of a recent ruling from the World Trade Organization Appellate Body. / read more

The Austrian Supreme Court decided that a business located outside Austria - but delivering goods to Austria - does not need an Austrian business licence to operate in the country, according to the EU country of origin principle. / read more

The Federal Court of Australia ruled that an Internet Service Provider (ISP) is not liable for the copyright infringement of its customers. The Judge held that the ISP merely provided access to the internet and did not encourage infringement. / read more

The UK Court of Appeal ruled that a player using a counterfeit games disk will be liable for copying a 'substantial part' of the original work, not only in the computer game as a whole but also in the individual drawings for each image of the game. / read more

The finding by the European Court of Justice that Sweden failed its obligation to implement the Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC) is a milestone in the domestic political battles over data retention. / read more

The UK High Court ruled that only exceptional reasons can justify an exclusive jurisdiction clause chosen by contracting parties being set aside. The parties cannot 'wriggle out' of the initial agreement. / read more

A federal appellate court holds that a government employer's informal monitoring practice overrides its formal policy, giving employees an expectation of privacy in personal text messages sent using the employer's equipment. / read more

A UK Court held that the administrator of Oink's Pink Palace, the peer-to-peer website that connected users to share copyright protected files, was not guilty of fraud by infringing the rights of copyright owners. / read more

The US Patent Office confirmed the validity of 1st Technology's gambling technology patent claims, thus effectively putting an end to the patent's re--examination process. / read more

The court ruled that EDS had deceitfully induced Sky into a contract for a new customer relationship management (CRM) system, while it knew it could not deliver. / read more

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