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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 13 Issue: 3

Interflora’s network of sellers shown to be the crucial link in its battle with Marks and Spencer over trade mark infringement through Google’s AdWord service. / read more

Last month the US Department of Justice announced charges against several individuals connected with Liberty Reserve for their involvement in money laundering. It is alleged that Liberty Reserve conducted almost 55 million transactions and laundered more than $6 billion in suspected proceeds of crime. / read more

On 30 May 2013, the Court of First Instance of Paris ordered Apple to pay €5 million corresponding to the private copying levy for iPads sold in 2011, which was due to Copie France, the collecting entity. / read more

The trial of a preliminary issue in a libel action between Lord McAlpine and Sally Bercow, involved the determination of the meaning of words complained of in a tweet and whether that meaning was defamatory. / read more

What was considered an inexpensive marketing campaign is quickly becoming an expensive piece of - dough - for Papa John`s. The company faced substantial litigation recently for allegedly sending out unsolicited text messages advertising its products to consumers in violation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). / read more

The UK Supreme Court ruled that temporary copies created in the course of viewing a web page are exempted from copyright infringement. / read more

In May 2013, a United States magistrate judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas denied a request from the FBI to obtain a search warrant to hack an unknown computer in an unknown location to determine who was responsible for crimes committed using the computer. / read more

The Full Court considered whether the internet simulcast of a radio broadcast was a `broadcasting service` within the meaning of the broadcasting services legislation. / read more

As mobile device applications intended to offer diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions continue to expand in the consumer market, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signaled the need for tighter scrutiny, by taking its first direct action against a mobile medical app developer, Biosense Technology Private Ltd. / read more

The lower court of Den Bosch ruled that using Twitter or email to broadcast a link to a webpage containing personal data constitutes a processing of personal data. / read more

A case involving a request by a deceased man’s relatives to access his Yahoo! email account, which was denied by Yahoo!, highlights the difficulty of balancing electronic privacy with the rights of those claiming a legitimate reason to access online content. / 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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