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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 4 Issue: 3

US Court holds that emails that were in electronic storage on the Defendant’s system could not be “intercepted” as a matter of law within the meaning of the Wiretap Act. / read more

The Court of Appeal rules in favour of Sheffield University in its dispute with research company Cyprotex over copyright in jointly developed software. / read more

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the controversial ban in France on the television advertising of alcoholic drinks with an alcohol content of 1.2 % is compatible with European law. / read more

ISPs do not infringe copyright by acting as a mere conduit or intermediary by which another party communicates (i.e. downloads) a work. / read more

European Court of Human Rights extends law on privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights. / read more

The Court has held that the boxing promoter Don King is entitled to bring a libel claim in England against the boxer Lennox Lewis and others in respect of two articles posted on US websites, even though both Don King and Lennox Lewis are mainly resident in the US. / read more

Nanterre District Court finds that 31 clauses contained in AOL’s standard subscriber contract were illegal. / read more

Italian Supreme Court judgement following Gambelli amounts to setback for offshore players as Court finds Italian gambling restrictions are not contrary to EU law. / read more

District Court gives the first ruling on the General Public Licence in Germany. / read more

The German Supreme Court finds the advertising slogan “T-Online is Europe’s biggest online service” misleading and thus infringing Article 3 of the German Act against Unfair Trade Practices (Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb - UWG) / read more

As a result it was devoid of distinctive character and could not be registered as a trade mark. / read more

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