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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 4 Issue: 4

Nominet wins its claim against five respondents for copyright infringement of its Registry and WHOIS Database in the Federal Court of Australia.

In addition the issuing of misleading notices to addressees in the United Kingdom was held to be in breach of Australian fair trading laws. / read more

The US Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that the distributors of P2P software used for illegal file-sharing are not liable for contributory or vicarious copyright infringement. / read more

Place of publication approach for internet defamation brings New Zealand into line with Australia. / read more

Sony mod-chip case confirms robust protection against circumvention in the UK / read more

Internet Child Pornography Act declared invalid as unconstitutional. / read more

A colour or a combination of colours claimed in the abstract may constitute a trade mark if it is established that they represent a sign and the application concerned shows the colours in a predetermined and uniform way. / read more

South Yorkshire Policeís policy of retaining DNA samples and fingerprint evidence of individuals not convicted of any criminal offence upheld by House of Lords. / read more

Major search engines sued in Class Action Suit for taking online gambling advertisements.

Pressure on advertising in the US has continued with the action by the California Attorney General againstsearch engines Google and Yahoo / read more

OFCOM sends statement of objections to BT over residential broadband pricing

Press Release dated 01/09/04

Preliminary finding from OFCOM that BT has abused its dominant position / read more

Registrability of trade marks which consist of surnames must be examined on the same basis as all marks and not have a different stricter criteria imposed. / read more

Court follows reasoning in Watson v BBBC in determining a duty of care of sports governing body which supplied safety guidance to an event organiser. / read more

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