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Quick to act Since the implementation of NetzDG, certain social networks appear to have been fast and resolute in deleting content reported by users. During the Act's first few days, for example, the...

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Post-GS Media, Wikimedia links to photos of works of art infringe copyright in Swedish...

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VIDEO: Influencing Media – putting digital to work

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Changes to Australia’s media ownership laws: A long overdue recognition of our digital world

What has changed? Prior to passing of the Bill, Australia's media ownership laws, largely crafted in the late 1980's analogue era before digital and pay television, digital radio, and the rise of...

The Royals triumph in French privacy case: a new level of damages awarded

Unlike the UK, France has a codified privacy law (Article 9 of the French Civil code) and criminal sanctions for those who breach individual privacy rights (Article 226-1 of the French...
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E-Books: Digital Exhaustion under the InfoSoc Directive?

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What’s in a name? Supreme Court confirms principle of open justice very much with...

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How could blockchain technology disrupt the music industry?

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