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Linking and Copyright following Meltwater v. Newspaper Licensing Agency

March 14, 2011

Linking is fundamental to the World Wide Web. It ties together the rich tapestry of globally accessible information we now enjoy by enabling users to more easily discover, experience and share content online.

Legal implications of...

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Managing Risks of Copyright Infringement When Linking post Meltwater v. Newspaper Licensing Agency
March 14, 2011

Earlier in the week I discussed the decision in Meltwater.

The decision is under appeal.  In the meantime, it is difficult to manage the legal risks when linking given the complex copyright law concepts involved in...

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Privacy 2.0
March 23, 2011

The Data Protection Act (DPA), which is the backdrop for privacy protection in Europe, was born in the pre- web2.0 era; before the innovation of social media. New challenges are being posed by new technologies and one study (by...

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Online Persona Management? Fake IP addresses?
March 30, 2011

A Californian corporation has been contracted by the US Central Government to develop an “online persona management service”.

Apparently, they want to detect terrorists and extremists overseas.  One way they...

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Start Up Britain and Regulation: A Balancing Act?

April 5, 2011

270,000 businesses start up in Britain every year, and the new Start Up Britain intitiative hopes to promote entrepreneurship by offering reading material, business resources, discounts and a variety of other...

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Data Retention Law in France Raises Privacy Concerns

April 11, 2011

Large technology businesses including Google, Facebook and eBay are fighting a new law in France (Google translation) that would require internet companies to keep user data for a year. The French Association of Internet...

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New Rules on Cookies

April 27, 2011

All businesses using cookies in their websites will have to comply with new laws initiated by the EU’s ePrivacy Directive, failing which they risk payment of fines of up to £500,000.

Cookies are data files that enable...

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Checking Website Design and Content
April 28, 2011

In June, Shireen Smith will be giving a conference on Checking Website Design and Content. This conference comprehensively covers the biggest issues you need to know about to ensure that the very real risks of maintaining an...

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YouTube Copyright School

May 3, 2011

Google and YouTube have decided to launch a YouTube Copyright School as a way to strengthen their copyright position. The copyright schools has been set up in order to teach users who infringe copyright laws the basics of copyright...

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Hargreaves Report – Copyright Obstructing Innovation Economy

May 19, 2011

The Hargreaves report was published on Wednesday. The report responds to the government’s instruction last autumn to look at whether current copyright laws are hindering innovation in this country. The short answer is,...

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New Innovation Group Launching Soon
May 24, 2011
 
While we had made good progress, we have now decided to park the Innovation Group for the moment to help the Islington Chamber of Commerce push ahead with the Camden & Islington business awards on October 27th.  We...
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New Challenges for Rights Owners
May 31, 2011

The internet revolutionised the way people could discover and share information, but as technology has developed, the volume of information which can be shared online, and the variety of its application have broadened...

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