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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 8 Issue: 6

The UK High Court rules that a libel case involving a news article published in print and online should be allowed to proceed to full trial, despite the difficulty of establishing substantial tort in the UK. / read more

A US federal court rules that two search engines had an implied license to make 'cached' copies of the plaintiff's website, but their continued use of the cached copies after the plaintiff's objection might constitute direct infringement of the plaintiff's copyright. / read more

The Paris Civil Court rules that Google must compensate trademark owners for commercial damage caused by use of their trademarks to deliver sponsored links on its AdWords service, which pointed to competitors' sites. / read more

A US federal court rules that an alleged trademark was invalid - as it was neither famous nor distinctive and was therefore not entitled to protection under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act - and therefore could be 'cybersquatted' upon. / read more

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturns a district court order granting AOL's motion to dismiss for 'improper venue' a class action filed in a Californian Court, alleging violations of the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act and other laws. / read more

A US District Court rules that a third party engaged as an investigative agent must produce all documents relating to the defendant, despite the third party's non-involvement in the case. / read more

The Paris Court of first instance rules that 18 of 36 disputed terms on Amazon's internet site violate the French consumer code, intellectual property code, law on confidence in the digital economy and data protection legislation. / read more

The High Court has confirmed that in libel cases, the fact that the defamatory material was available to be read online is not sufficient to infer publication; evidence from which to infer that the material was downloaded and read is required. / read more

The UK's VAT Tribunal rules that an intermediary providing telecommunication and data services in order to facilitate the trading of loan and insurance leads is not eligible for VAT exemptions as outlined in the VAT Directive. / read more

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