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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 15 Issue: 4


The court ordered an ISP to implement a graduated response system to tackle piracy, in what could be the world’s first example of such a system being ordered by a court. / read more

The CJEU found that invoking banking secrecy in an unlimited and unconditional manner is not consistent with Article 8(3)(e) of Directive 2004/48/EC, in a case in which a bank relied on bank secrecy to reject a company’s request for a customer’s details. / read more

The Court found that online TV streaming provider FilmOn could qualify as a cable system subject to compulsory licensing under the US Copyright Act. / read more

In a series of decisions, the Slovene supervisory authority has ordered four network operators to cease the unequal treatment of internet traffic, indicating a movement towards enforcement of the principle of the ‘free internet’ enshrined in Slovene law. / read more

The Court quashed the UK’s recently introduced exception for private copying. / read more

The Hamburg DPA’s order requires Facebook to permit users registering for a Facebook account to use pseudonyms or fake names. The order could have a practical impact on international telemedia operators offering services to EU users. / read more

The Court ordered hosting provider Chomikuj.pl to carry out monthly searches for copyright infringement on its platform. / read more

The FTC settled with the head of a crowdfunding campaign, Erik Chevalier, alleging a violation of the FTC Act, in the first action the FTC has taken in relation to a failed crowdfunding campaign. / read more

The Court rejected Google’s appeal of a 2014 order, which held that Google must de-index from its worldwide search results certain websites advertising and selling products in violation of Equustek’s trade secrets and trade marks. / read more

In the latest decision in a case with potential ramifications for Australia’s new IP infringement response scheme, the Court refused to lift the stay on an order for preliminary discovery by the plaintiffs as a result of their proposed claims for damages. / 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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