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 1
In our latest issue, we look at some significant decisions in e-commerce case law across the globe.
Highlights include in-depth analysis of a number of recent rulings made by the Court of Justice of the European Union and there implications for e-commerce including: the confirmation that a copyright owner can choose to sue in any EU Member State where protected content is made available online for access without consent, provided that copyright subsists in that Member State; the CJEU's ruling that EU Directive 96/9 does not prevent Ryanair from restricting screen-scraping of its flight data via contractual arrangements, subject to the enforceability of such contractual limitations under applicable national laws; and CJEU's decision that the exhaustion of the distribution right for non-software copyright works does not apply where the work, having already been marketed in the EU, has undergone an alteration of its medium and is placed on the market in its new form.
Marco Consonni and Ludovico Anselmi of Orsingher Ortu Avvocati Associati provide analysis on the recent judgment of the Court of Appeal of Milan concerning Yahoo IT! and Reti Televisive Italiane, which is likely to play a primary role in the future debates about internet service provider liability under Italian and European law.
Further afield Lynn E. Calkins and Christine N. Walz of Holland & Knight provide background to the recent lawsuits, compliance reviews, settlement agreements, and anticipated regulations in the US and as a result highlight the growing need for retailers with an internet presence to consider whether their websites are accessible to persons with disabilities, especially those with visual and hearing impairments.