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 2
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 ('CJEU') and the implications for e-commerce including: the useful guidance provided on the private copying for personal use exception contained within the Information Society Directive in the CJEU's recent ruling in the Copydan Båndkopi v. Nokia Danmark A/S case; the CJEU ruling in C More v. Sandberg which has clarified that broadcasters may use paywalls to protect their live broadcasts in order to prevent unauthorised linking by third parties; and the CJEU's decision in European Commission v. French Republic (C-479/13) and European Commission v. Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (C-502/13) that French and Luxembourg legislation applying a reduced rate of VAT to digital books were in breach of Council Directive (EC) 2006/112.
Matthew P. Schaefer, Partner at Brann & Isaacson, provides analysis on the United States Supreme Court's first ruling related to the internet sales tax controversy in the US, authorising the continuation of a lawsuit challenging a Colorado statute that targets out-of-state internet retailers (such as Amazon hence the term ‘Amazon’ law) with notice and reporting obligations.
Guillaume Seligmann, Partner at Cotty Vivant Marchisio & Lauzeral discusses in detail the recent ruling of the Paris First Instance Court regarding the question of enforceability of the Facebook exclusive jurisdiction clause, which could have significant implications for online businesses; and Laurie-Anne Evra-Ancenys and Almamy Touré of Gide Loyrette Nouel, provide analysis of the Commercial Court of Nanterre's ruling which held a maintenance services provider liable for failing to warn its client about the risks incurred for not changing its PABX telecommunications system password.