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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 8 Issue: 2

The Federal Communications Commission orders Comcast Corporation to discontinue network management practices that interfere with Peer-to-Peer applications. / read more

A US court accepts a 16-year-old girl's plea of innocence for sharing music files, in a case brought by music companies against the girl's father. / read more

The UK High Court has awarded damages of £22,000 to a businessman and his company in the first libel and privacy case relating to Facebook to reach trial. / read more

A US federal appeals court rules for the first time that a software programme distributed under an open source license can be protected under US copyright law. / read more

A court grants summary judgment in favour of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. claims of copyright infringement against MDY Industries LLC regarding its WoWGlider programme. / read more

In an attempt to limit surveillance secrecy, a federal magistrate in Texas has ruled that gag orders compelling telephone companies and ISPs not to disclose that they have been served with an order for subscriber records cannot remain in place indefinitely. / read more

France's Cour de cassation refers three questions regarding search engine liability for trademark infringement to the European Court of Justice. / read more

The House of Lords considers whether 'barnardised' data falls under the UK's definition of 'personal data' and if so, whether that data can be used to identify subjects. / read more

The Paris Tribunal de grande instance considers the limits of acceptable trade mark use. / read more

In three separate judgments, the Paris commercial court holds eBay liable for the online auction and sale of counterfeit goods in breach of exclusive channels of distribution / read more

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