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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 11 Issue: 2

The US Federal Trade Commission held that Google had violated its own consumer privacy policy and, as such, was required to prevent future misrepresentations by implementing a comprehensive privacy policy and undertaking privacy audits. / read more

Advocate General Jääskinen held that trade mark owners can prevent third parties from using a keyword that contains their mark if it is likely to create confusion in the mind of consumers as to the origin of the goods or services. / read more

The UK High Court ruled that two newspapers had acted in contempt of court by publishing online the photograph of a defendant in a murder trial, a publication which could lead to a 'substantial risk of serious prejudice'. / read more

The CRTC held that wholesale UBB rates for internet access services are to be established at a discount of 15% from the carrier's comparable UBB rates for its retail internet services. / read more

A Spanish appeals court partially overturned a first instance judgment by holding that the sharing of copyrighted works over a P2P network is an illegal act of 'communication to the public'. However, creating links to P2P networks is, per se, not illegal. / read more

The US Federal Trade Commission held that an online tracking organisation should give customers 'notice and choice' through an opt out mechanism that would enable them from not being tracked or targeted for at least five years (and not ten days). / read more

The Press Complaints Commission held that two UK newspapers had not breached a civil servant's privacy by re-publishing some of the publicly accessible postings she had made on social networking site Twitter. / read more

E-Commerce Law Reports asks whether the purchase of a competitor's mark for use in search terms, in the US, is inherently deceptive or likely to cause consumer confusion. / read more

A court in Rome ordered Yahoo to remove indexing and links to websites offering counterfeited versions of Asgharr Farhadi's film 'About Elly', as the search engine had previously been notified of the existence of such links. / read more

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The bi-monthly case law publication providing expert analysis of key cases relating to the internet. Topics covered include intellectual property rights, copyright infringements, ISP liability, online advertising, distance selling regulations, privacy law, social networking, telecoms, and domain name disputes / read more

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