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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 10 Issue: 6

The US Federal Trade Commission held that a PR firm that worked in the gaming industry was liable for deceptive advertising practices after its own employees posted reviews for games on an online store. / read more

The UK High Court granted an interim injunction in this online defamation case, restraining the Defendant from publishing defamatory statements on his website, ''. / read more

A German regional court held that a file sharer, who had downloaded several thousand songs and made them available on a file sharing network, was liable for just two songs at the cost of €15 each. / 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 the sale of devices which enabled unlawful copies of Nintendo DS games to be played on the console itself was illegal, even if these devices could have had otherwise legal purposes. / read more

In a hearing on cross applications on jurisdiction and the amendment of pleadings, it was held that the UK High Court did have jurisdiction over arguable claims of authorisation and joint liability for copyright, and database right infringement in the UK. / read more

The EU Court of Justice confirmed that the indiscriminate application of the private copying levy to all types of digital reproduction equipment for purposes clearly unrelated to private copying, does not comply with the EU Copyright Directive. / read more

The UK High Court ruled that end users of media monitoring services do need their own end user licence to avoid infringement. / read more

The Irish High Court refused to disallow the existence of file sharing on the basis that the legislation makes 'no proper provision for the blocking, diverting or interrupting of internet communications intent on breaching copyright'. / read more

The UK High Court held that it could not enforce a US Kentucky State court order requiring the transfer of ownership of domain names - in the UK as the order was penal and public in nature. / read more

The Eastern District Court of Virginia held that the terms and conditions prohibiting the reproduction of data from a publicly accessible website were insufficient to discourage and prevent users from 'scraping' the data. / read more

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