Friday, March 22, 2019

UK celebrity privacy injunction – ground breaking by not really breaking...

In its eagerly awaited recent judgment the UK Supreme Court1 upheld an injunction in relation to what commentators have called 'the worst kept secret'...

Digital Single Market: EU Commission proposal for a cross-border portability right

On 9 December 2015, the European Commission presented a proposal to allow Europeans to travel with their online content across EU. This proposal is...

Singapore: Proposed Digital and Social Media Advertising Guidelines to combat new...

Currently, all advertisements that are published in Singapore have to comply with the Singapore Code of Advertising Practice ("Code"). Administered by the Advertising Standards...

Copying for scientific research purposes allowed

The District Court of Amsterdam recently ruled that the original text of Anne Frank's diaries may be copied for scientific research. The case is...

IP & IT Bytes: Paywall-circumventing hyperlinks: communications to the public

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that EU member states can legislate to categorise the provision of paywall-circumventing hyperlinks that enable free...

Website database owners may use terms and conditions to prohibit screen-scraping

On 15 January 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") gave a preliminary ruling in the case of Ryanair Ltd...

What are the consequences of banning unjustified geoblocking in the European...

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

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...

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...

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