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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 11 Issue: 5

The Federal Trade Commission obtained a consent order against a mobile application developer ordering the company to pay $50,000 because it had violated child privacy legislation. / read more

The Court of Justice of the European Union held that UK retailer Marks & Spencer could use the 'Interflora' mark in its online keyword advertising. / read more

A US district court dismissed a class action lawsuit against advertisers because the Plaintiff had not demonstrated sufficiently the 'harm' he had suffered from internet tracking software and alleged privacy violations. / read more

A Canadian court of appeal held that the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission had the authority to implement a 'value for signal' scheme for local TV stations. / read more

US and UK views on the adoption of smart meter technology Smart meters generate significant amounts of interest as they are capable of collecting unprecedented levels of data about households. Analysis of relevant case law shows that governments are confronted with the obligation to balance consumer privacy and the management of energy efficiency. / read more

The Federal Trade Commission settles with two US companies, Google and Twitter, regarding their management of customer private data, and, importantly, their failure to inform customers of the use that was made of that data. / read more

The European Court of Justice held that the UK football Premier League cannot prevent viewers from shopping around for cheaper TV deals to watch sports events, even if it means them looking into taking out a subscription with a foreign broadcaster. / read more

Twitter filed a complaint for declaratory judgment against Twittad, seeking cancellation of Twittad's trademark. The dispute was recently settled, and Twittad assigned ownership of the LET YOUR AD MEET TWEETS trademark to Twitter. / read more

Data protection authorities in the EU and the US are looking into complaints arising from social networking site Facebook's acquisition and retention of user data. Their investigations focus on Facebook's 'profiling' of user behaviour through their use of plug-ins and applications on the site. / 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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