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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 10 Issue: 4

The UK High Court dismissed a claim for judicial review of an OFCOM finding that a radio interview breached the Broadcasting Code. The Court disagreed that the initial finding was a disproportionate interference with freedom of expression. / read more

Nintendo was granted summary judgment against a company and its sole director involved in the importation of devices that enable unlawful copies of games on the Nintendo DS to be played. / read more

A US court held that the onus is on copyright holders to protect their works online, as internet service providers or search engines cannot do the work for them due to the sheer volume of content on the internet. / read more

The German Supreme Court of Justice held that, as a search engine, Google was not liable for copyright infringement following the display of an artist's copyright-protected pictures in image search results. / read more

The UK High Court awarded £10,000 damages for defamatory material posted on Facebook, stating it was 'not only defamatory but a defamation that [went] to a central aspect of [the Claimant's] private life as well as his public reputation'. / read more

The UK High Court held that an online article - and links from that article - could be considered as being part of the same article and were, in this context, to be understood by readers as referring to the claimant. / read more

An Argentinian Court of Appeals decided that Google and Yahoo could not be held liable for third party content, unless they have been negligent to comply with a demand to deal with such content. / read more

Employers monitoring their employees' use of emails and internet has often been examined by the Spanish courts, resulting in a number of interpretations of the Spanish Workers' Statute provisions on monitoring and control by the employer in recent years. / read more

Mr. Justice Arnold ruled that eBay was not jointly liable for the trade mark infringements committed by users listing fake goods as well as authentic goods imported from outside the European Union on eBay's UK website. / read more

The German Federal High Court ruled that owners of private wireless networks have a duty to protect their wireless networks and are to be held liable if a third party used their network in an infringing manner. / read more

A Spanish court dismissed copyright infringement claims brought against YouTube by Gestevision Telecinco, a Spanish TV broadcaster, ruling that YouTube was merely providing 'intermediary services' and was thus not a content provider. / read more

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