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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 13 Issue: 4

In a civil antitrust suit, the district court ruled that Apple had conspired with five book publishers to increase the price of e-books for consumers, in a case that sees vertical pricing conduct subject to the per se rule. / read more

In the first reported case in which injunctive relief has been granted in relation to LinkedIn groups, an employer obtained a "springboard" injunction requiring three ex-employees to return the control, management and access of LinkedIn groups to the employer. / read more

In a case involving Dish Network`s offering of a TV ad-skipping service, the Ninth Circuit affirmed that Dish does not itself infringe on Fox`s copyright through operating the service, in a case that could greatly alter the viability of television advertising. / read more

The recent judgment of the Spanish Supreme Court addressed the liability of intermediary information services providers for defamatory content and and sheds light on the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ case being heard by the ECJ. / read more

The continuing civil action against Wyndham for alleged data security failures has seen Wyndham file a motion to dismiss based on Wyndham’s challenge to the FTC’s authority to regulate cybersecurity. / read more

A case involving the removal of an administrator of a Facebook group has clarified the legal status of social media groups within German civil law, a decision that may also be relevant for businesses using social media. / read more

The High Court issued a blocking order requiring major UK ISPs to block access to the FirstRow website, the first order of its kind to apply to a website which facilitates access to streams of unauthorised content rather than peer-to-peer file-sharing. / read more

The ECJ ruled on the definition of ‘advertising’ and whether the registration and use of a domain name and the use of metatags referring to a competitor and its products are advertising in the context of the Misleading and Comparative Advertising Directive. / read more

Digital media company PulsePoint settled with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, announced on 23 July 2013, after admitting that it had bypassed user web browser privacy settings to place cookies on user computers, highlighting the attention being paid to online privacy issues by state-level authorities. / read more

The Italian courts ruled again on the liability of ISPs and confirmed that, in principle, the providers of hosting services are not liable for unlawful content uploaded by third parties, even in this instance where content editing tools were provided by Wikimedia. / read more

The US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee denied Visa`s partial motion to dismiss, concluding that Genesco`s allegations that Visa improperly imposed $13.3 million in fines and assessments were sufficient to allow Genesco`s claims to proceed. / 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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