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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 13 Issue: 2

The United States Supreme Court held that the "first sale" doctrine applies to works manufactured overseas, reversing a federal appeals court decision upholding a jury determination that Kirtsaeng was liable for willful copyright infringement. / read more

The Administrative Court of the state of Schleswig-Holstein ruled that German data protection law does not apply to data processing by Facebook. / read more

The CJEU decision, finding that the transmission or re-transmission of works using a "specific technical means" requires the authorisation of the author, confirms the court’s approach to the act of "communicating a work to the public by electronic means." / read more

The SEC issued guidance that disclosures of material non-public information through social media can satisfy Regulation FD, but issuers should consider the unique characteristics of social media in applying the SEC analytical framework. / read more

The court ruled that a private blogger, who commented about the relationship of Norwegian celebrities, would have to remove the post and all references to it, in a case that highlights an interesting balance between the right to privacy and free speech. / read more

The Paris Court of Appeal upheld a fine imposed on cosmetic company Pierre Fabre by the French Competition Authority, confirming that an online sales ban imposed by a manufacturer/supplier on its selective distributors is illegal. / read more

The New York Court of Appeals held that New York’s "Amazon Law" is facially constitutional, with implications for out-of-state retailers. / read more

Marking the end of a five-year battle between the ACCC and Google, the Court ruled that the search engine provider was not liable for misleading representations via Google search results made by advertisers using Google’s sponsored links service. / read more

Following the deletion by a plaintiff of his Facebook account, a federal district court issued an adverse inference instruction to the trial jury, against the plaintiff. The case marks a new chapter in the relationship between social media and civil discovery. / read more

The UK Court of Appeal highlighted in two rulings on appeal that data processing operations can be viewed as ‘right to privacy’ cases. / read more

A federal appeals court held that emails by a defendant in a criminal trial to his wife via the email system of his employer were properly admitted as evidence against him. The case examines the weight of an employer’s email policy versus marital privilege. / 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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