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Youtube – Telecinco and Viacom Cases

October 11, 2010

Google has recently won a case in Spain against Spanish broadcaster Telecinco regarding its video sharing site YouTube. Telecinco claimed that YouTube was responsible for copyright infringement when its users posted material which...

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Does a loophole mean worry-Free file sharing in France?

October 11, 2010

Recently, nearly a year after the latest French anti-piracy law reached the statute books, the French government agency HADOPI began to see the first batch of notices sent out to ISPs identifying IP addresses allegedly...

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Marketing and Social Media

October 14, 2010

Shireen Smith will be speaking at the London School of Economics on the 27th of October. The talk is part of a series of sessions run by the university for their students.

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The Start Up Process

October 14, 2010

Shireen Smith will give a talk to entrepreneurial students from a variety of disciplines at the London School of Economics on the 1st of December. The talk will last two hours, and cover subjects and experiences relevant to people...

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Rejecting Anonymity, Making Authors Accountable
October 18, 2010

Since it’s birth the Internet has relied upon the interaction of its users for content – now social media and Web 2.0 technologies have propelled user generated content to the forefront, and concern is mounting over...

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E-Commerce Update Conference 2011

October 18, 2010

Shireen Smith will be speaking on the impact that Web 2.0 and Social Media have had on the business world.  The talk will also cover the risks associated with taking a business online, how these can be managed, and the...

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Registrability of Trade Marks – WIENER WERKSTATTE

October 25, 2010

A trade mark can be refused where it is descriptive of the goods and services it covers. This could be where the mark ‘designates the kind, quality, quantity, intended purpose, value or geographical origin’ of the...

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Press And Media Why should my website have a privacy policy?

October 29, 2010

It’s easy to forget about things as you focus on the look and feel of the website and a good privacy policy could quite easily be one of them. But a privacy policy is essential for your website, as data protection and other...

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Ip Addresses and Anonymity Online

November 1, 2010

In September, the Swiss Federal Court ruled that an anti-piracy company in Switzerland, Logistep, must cease collecting the IP addresses of users sharing files on peer-to-peer networks.

IP addresses are used to route...

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Legal Services and The Latent Legal Market, Signs of Change?

November 2, 2010

Yesterday in our November newsletter we mentioned the Legal Services Act (sign up to receive future editions using the form on the right), and how from October 2011 the Act will allow non-law businesses to own a stake in law...

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Copyright of Photographs and Images
November 5, 2010

One aspect of online business that is particularly difficult to grapple with is copyright, be it, use of content from other sites, or copyright relating to photographs and images or other issues.  The misinformation that...

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Recipes, Rights and Repercussions

November 8, 2010

Copyright is a hot topic at the moment, especially following the PM’s announcement that UK copyright law is to be reviewed with a view to potentially incorporating fair use provisions along similar lines to those...

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