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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 15 Issue: 1


The CJEU recently confirmed that a copyright owner can choose to sue in any EU Member State where protected content is made available online for access without consent, provided that copyright subsists in that Member State. / read more

The CJEU ruled that the exhaustion of the distribution right for non-software copyright works does not apply where the work, having already been marketed in the EU, has undergone an alteration of its medium and is placed on the market in its new form. / read more

A recent judgment of the Court of Appeal of Milan concerning Yahoo IT! and Reti Televisive Italiane, is likely to play a primary role in the future in-court and out-of-court debates about internet service provider liability under Italian and European law. / read more

The Appeal Tribunal made a ruling in what appears to be the first appeal case in the UK concerning the misuse of Twitter by an employee in the context of an unfair dismissal claim. The case provides guidance for employers on the use of social media. / read more

The CJEU has ruled that EU Directive 96/9 does not prevent Ryanair from restricting screen-scraping of its flight data via contractual arrangements, subject to the enforceability of such contractual limitations under applicable national laws. / read more

The recent dispute in Hong Kong between Sina Hong Kong Limited and Pixel Media HK Limited stresses the need for unambiguously drafted clauses when website traffic/performance figures have substantial financial implications. / read more

Recent lawsuits, compliance reviews, settlement agreements, and anticipated regulations in the US highlight the growing need for retailers with an internet presence to consider whether their websites are accessible to persons with disabilities, especially those with visual and hearing impairments. / read more

Following a seven-month investigation, on 19 December 2014, the Italian Competition Authority (‘ICA’) held US travel website TripAdvisor LLC and its Italian subsidiary, TripAdvisor Italy S.r.l. (‘TripAdvisor’), jointly and severally liable for publishing misleading information about reviews and ordered them to pay a fine of €500,000. / read more

The Appeals Court eased certain restrictions on marketers sending ads in commercial email messages under California law, finding that unsolicited commercial emails can be examined in their entirety for purposes of compliance with California’s anti-spam law. / 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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