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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 14 Issue: 3


The European Court of Justice ruled on 13 May 2014 in case C-131/12 Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v. Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, that an internet search engine is responsible for the processing that it carries out of personal data that appears on web pages published by third parties. / read more

On 5 June 2014 the CJEU issued its landmark decision in a five year dispute between the NLA and Meltwater and the PRCA. / read more

Wyndham’s hopes of challenging the FTC’s authority to regulate companies’ data security practices were dashed in April, when a federal court rejected Wyndham’s challenge and upheld the FTC’s authority in the data security field. / read more

The decision illustrates the ICO’s approach to the online publication of historically correct personal details in newspaper archives, against the background of the CJEU Google decision C-131/12 in the context of ‘the right to be forgotten.’ / read more

This was the first case in New Zealand to consider whether purchasing AdWords could infringe a trade mark registration. The Court subsequently found Naked Bus to be infringing the INTERCITY trade mark. / read more

On 8 May 2014, Snapchat, Inc. settled with the US Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’) over allegations that the company’s privacy policy misrepresented the privacy and security practices of its popular Snapchat mobile app. One of those alleged misrepresentations went to the very heart of how the app worked. / read more

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales ruled in March of this year on whether intangible property can form the subject of a common law possessory lien as opposed to a contractual lien / read more

This judgment, in a case that relates to a claim under a lease for dilapidations, is nonetheless highly relevant for any parties wishing to rely upon exchanges of email correspondence to argue there is a binding contract which they may enforce. / read more

On 8 April 2014, the CJEU found Directive 2006/24/EC, otherwise known as the Data Retention Directive, to be a wholly disproportionate restriction on fundamental rights and therefore declared it invalid with immediate effect. / read more

In the latest decision in a case that highlights the challenge of applying principles of copyright law in a software context, the Court found that elements of Oracle’s Java platform, which were copied by Google, are protected by copyright. / read more

In the case at hand, the UK High Court ruled that legal privilege had not been waived in respect of confidential documents unwittingly stored by a third party on her employer’s server. / 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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