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E-Commerce Law Reports

Current Issue (August 2015)

Volume: 15 Issue: 4

About E-Commerce Law Reports:

The bi-monthly law journal providing coverage and guidance of key e-commerce law cases, such as those dealing with domain names and domain name disputes, intellectual property rights, copyright infringements, liability, online / behavourial advertising, distance selling regulations, privacy law, cybercrime, social networking, trademarks, telecoms and software / read more

The latest issue of E-Commerce Law Reports: Volume 15 Issue 4

In our latest issue, we look at some significant decisions in e-commerce case law across the globe, with in-depth analysis of some of the many cases that have appeared over the past few months in fields such as distance selling, online IP, data protection and more.

In what may be a world's first, the Irish Commercial Court has issued an order requiring the ISP UPC Communications to implement a graduated response system, in a case between UPC and Sony Music Entertainment. The GRS comes after a decade of dispute, as music rightsholders try to find an approach to prevent the infringement of their IP through illegal music downloading online. Mason Hayes & Curran cover the case. 

June saw the Federal Trade Commission make its first settlement in relation to a failed crowdfunding campaign, and Arent Fox report on the details and the lessons crowdfunding founders can learn from the FTC's action here. Also in the US, Davis Wright Tremaine discuss another case involving online TV streaming, this time focusing on the decision made by Justice Wu in the US District Court for the Central District of California, who found that FilmOn could qualify as a cable system subject to compulsory licensing under the US Copyright Act.

Over in Germany, the Hamburg DPA used last year's 'right to be forgotten' decision by the CJEU in their analysis of whether German data protection law applies to Facebook in Germany. As Clifford Chance discuss, the result was that the Hamburg DPA has required Facebook to allow the use of fake names and pseudonyms by users registering for the social network, following a complaint by a German user.

PLUS Polish hosting provider ordered to check platform for copyright infringement - Equustek v Google de-linking case in Canada - UK private copying exception quashed - CJEU decision on bank secrecy - Dallas Buyers Club and infringer details in Australia - net neutrality orders in Slovenia. 

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