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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 11 Issue: 3

This article reviews recent UK case law involving the use of court orders and their impact in the social networking sphere. / read more

The Patents County Court found that the use of the word mark TRANSPORT YELLOW PAGES and of a device featuring a truck incorporating the 'walking fingers' logo by the Defendant on his websites infringed Yell Ltd's well-known registered trade marks. / read more

The Court of Justice of the European Union held that an injunction granted in one Member State to prevent the infringing use of a Community Trade Mark can, under certain conditions, be enforced in all other Member States. / read more

A US court of appeals held that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act applied to employees who had authorisation to access company information but who used that information in violation of their employer's policies. / read more

A Polish court of appeals held that the administrator of an internet forum may be held responsible for unlawful or infringing posts, if he monitors the forum's activity on a regular basis and does not remove any infringing content quickly enough. / read more

Advocate General Villalón held that ISP blocking for the purpose of protecting intellectual property rights infringes EU fundamental rights, such as the right to privacy of communications and that of protection of personal data. / read more

This article analyses several branches of US case law associated with the labeling and marketing of health-related claims in food and drug products, including POM Wonderful, Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil, and Snapple Acai Mixed Berry Red Tea. / read more

This article looks at the legality of web scraping practices, and what various decisions, in the UK and worldwide, have concluded on the protection of the property rights associated with online content. / read more

The recent decisions of two US courts illustrate whether there is a reasonable expectation of privacy associated with social media postings. / read more

The UK High Court found, in the first case of its kind for online publications, that two newspapers were in breach of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 when they published on their respective websites photographs of a murder trial defendant holding a gun. / 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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