Sony Entertainment hackers silence free speech download subscription
When Sony announced film The Interview would not be released at all, it marked the first time that a film has been withdrawn purely because of a hack attack
Manchester is ‘best example’ of delivering a sporting legacy download subscription
Manchester is the ‘best example’ of any host city that has delivered a sporting legacy.
Penn State ninth interim report download subscription
This is the ninth quarterly report of Senator George J Mitchell on Penn State’s progress in implementing the requirements of the Athletics Integrity Agreement.
Product placement opportunities in the UK subscription
Product placement — and the law and regulations governing it — is becoming increasingly important as the way in which we watch television changes.
New law to promote Luxembourg audiovisual projects download subscription
Luxembourg’s audio-visual environment has been diversified with the creation of infrastructure for production and post-production.
Taking control of a harassment campaign subscription
Intellectual Property Briefings
US Supreme Court to review whether a reasonable belief of patent invalidity is a defense to induced infringement download subscription
The US Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s holding in Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.
European patent law: fundamental reform ahead download subscription
The European Union member states are preparing to introduce a new European Patent with Unitary Effect and a single Unified Patent Court with divisions located throughout Europe.
Patentability of isolated nucleic acid: US vs Australia download subscription
Patents directed to genetic material have been the subject of significant public discourse and legal challenge worldwide.
Amendments to Russian de-offshorisation law download subscription
New amendments to the Russian Tax Code regarding de-offshorisation will enter into force on 1 January 2015.
The new statutory test for mistake under the microscope download subscription
These two cases are helpful in terms of how the court sees the inter-relationship between the new article 47 test for mistake and the pre-existing provision of the TJL at article 11.
Memery Crystal comments on the 2014 Autumn Statement and the Draft Finance Bill 2015 download subscription
Memery Crystal’s Tim Crosley and Naomi Lawton give their views on the 2014 Autumn Statement and the Draft Finance Bill 2015 clauses for PLCs
Celebrity hacking scandal — does the buck stop here? download subscription
One positive that has come out of the recent wave of uncomfortably private photos being brandished is that not everyone wants to look at them.
From the firm of the week
BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprise — sector representatives have given evidence in relation to the draft Protection of Charities Bill; and more download subscription
Bates Wells Braithwaite has released the 17 December 2014 issue of its BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises.
BWB response to Consultation Paper 14/22 on the FCA’s co-operative registration function download subscription
In this consultation response, BWB provides its views on the FCA’s proposals and makes recommendations both in respect of the FCA’s exercise of its registration function and regulation of co-operative societies more generally.
Employment insight: The challenges of an ageing workforce download subscription
How can employees safeguard the individual’s dignity and mitigate allegations of age discrimination when it becomes necessary to bring an employee relationship to an end?
High Court dismisses second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees regime download subscription
The High Court has dismissed UNISON’s second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees system.
ECJ confirms that obesity may be a disability download subscription
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that obesity may be a disability where it: ‘entails a limitation resulting in particular from long-term physical, mental or psychological impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder the full and effective participation of the person concerned in professional life on an equal basis with other workers’ (Fag og Arbejde (FOA), acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening, acting on behalf of the ...
Information Technology Briefings
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law applies to software from 15 January download subscription
CASL applies to the installation of ‘computer programs’ — software, apps and other programs — on the computer or device of another person.
Global: 24 privacy authorities worldwide call for more mobile app privacy download subscription
The increased focus of national data protection authorities on the processing of personal data through mobile apps was again confirmed in an open letter from a group of data protection authorities.
Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all
The firm’s revenue is up 26 per cent and profit per equity partner up 46 per cent, but just what is the secret behind the massive growth at Osborne Clarke?
How music giant Universal and its external legal adviser maintain a harmonious and enduring working relationship
Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.
Keeping cutting-edge Channel 4 TV shows on the rails calls for some radical action by its in-house lawyers. No wonder they are award-winners
IT services are all about the cloud these days, but what’s the attraction and what are the legal risks?
With so many tools of communication now in use, identifying the locations of stored data and their various laws regarding disclosure is essential, say Phil Beckett and Tristan Jenkinson
An updated e-discovery direction means laying the groundwork for a search will be a key component of success. Adam Clemens’ message is clear: be prepared