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On 15 January 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") gave a preliminary ruling in the case of Ryanair Ltd v PR Aviation BV (Case C-30/14), which...

What are the consequences of banning unjustified geoblocking in the European audiovisual industry?

The European Commission revealed its strategic plan for a Digital Single Market (DSM) on 6 May 2015 (the document is available to view here) - signalling its intention to combine the...

Digital Single Market: EU-wide consultation on online platforms has launched

The EU Commission has opened its online platforms (Digital Single Market) consultation, giving digital businesses three months to shape the agenda on issues ranging from platform transparency, intermediary liability, and free...

Early stage digital businesses face some common due diligence issues

Ali Ramadan, senior Associate in the Venture Capital Practice at Bird & Bird who works with investee companies and investors on equity and growth capital investments prepared a blog piece for...

The Swedish police may not search IT equipment of the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet in...

The Swedish Supreme Court recently rejected a request from the Prosecutor-General for a search warrant against certain IT equipment stored at the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet (Aftonbladet Hierta AB ./. Prosecutor-General, Ö3074-15,...

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On 7 April 2015, the Dutch Supreme Court referred the case GS Media/Sanoma to the ECJ (Footnote1).  Following Svensson (Footnote2) and BestWater (Footnote3), it appears that the ECJ needs to answer...

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