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Service-level agreements in the cloud download subscription

Kemp Little 28-Aug-2014

As cloud services develop and mature, one of the key differentiators between suppliers is the service-level agreements they are willing to offer.

New kitemark to recognise secure online firms download subscription

B P Collins 28-Aug-2014

A new kitemark has been launched to give consumers extra confidence that the apps and websites they are using are secure.

The youth of today: peer-to-peer lending download subscription

Gateley 28-Aug-2014

Youung people are increasingly funding their leisure activities by a traditional route of borrowing from friends. 

Important changes to Russian data protection rules download subscription

DLA Piper 27-Aug-2014

On 22 July 2014, a new law amending the Law on Data Protection and Law on Information was signed off by the Russian president and thus was officially adopted. 

Tax Update: Australian tax and GST treatment of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies download subscription

DLA Piper 21-Aug-2014

The ATO has released its long-awaited public guidance on the Australian tax and GST treatment of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies.

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Linking and framing: an infringement of copyright? download subscription

Kemp Little 28-Aug-2014

For a number of years, lawyers have debated the issue of whether it is an infringement of copyright to link to or frame online content owned by a third party. 

Life Sciences Spotlight: Chinese regulatory enforcement action not slowing down; patent strategies and loyalty discounts; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 26-Aug-2014

DLA Piper has released the fourth edition of Life Sciences Spotlight, which discusses developments in the sector across the Asia-Pacific region.

Letter from Europe: cheeky monkey — Wikipedia claims copyright comes down to the press of a button download weblink subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 22-Aug-2014

Paul Harris shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular. Here he focuses on the recent ‘monkey selfie’.

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Personal injury bulletin: Jackson/Mitchell Court of Appeal decision download subscription

Eversheds 28-Aug-2014

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down its judgment in a series of appeals arising out of applications for relief from sanctions. 

How will the new EU sanctions affect TMT companies with Russian interests? download subscription

Eversheds 27-Aug-2014

This article outlines the extent of EU sanctions targeted against Russia, Crimea and Sevastapol and provides some general guidance to TMT companies doing business in Russia.

What does the first judicial interpretation of the serious harm threshold tell us? download subscription

Schillings 27-Aug-2014

Earlier this year, the Sunday Mirror published an article that claimed that disreputable landlords were making money from tenants on social security benefits.

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You can log in any time you like, and your data can always leave download subscription

Dentons 22-Jul-2014

The Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security have issued a warning to travellers and the hospitality industry about hotel business centres.

From the firm of the week

Understanding Forex manipulation download subscription

Collyer Bristow 18-Aug-2014

Stephen Critchley and Robert Andrews describe what the alleged manipulation is; who may have suffered from it; and the ongoing investigations into it.

Prophet plc v Huggett: update download subscription

Collyer Bristow 8-Aug-2014

In Prophet plc v Huggett, the High Court came to the surprising decision that it could reword a badly drafted restriction in an employment contract.

Cultural objections 2 download subscription

Collyer Bristow 6-Aug-2014

Spencer Compton has challenged the decision of Northampton Borough Council to put up for sale a statue, sculpted around 2400 BC, of an Egyptian official.

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Personal injury bulletin: other news download subscription

Eversheds 28-Aug-2014

Jackson LJ approved an amendment to CPR 3.8 (following on from the case of Hallam) to allow parties to agree a short time extension of up to 28 days.

Linking and framing: an infringement of copyright? download subscription

Kemp Little 28-Aug-2014

For a number of years, lawyers have debated the issue of whether it is an infringement of copyright to link to or frame online content owned by a third party. 

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Company/Commercial Briefings

Bereavement leave: should employers be doing more? download subscription

Shoosmiths 6-Jun-2014

Recently the Dying Matters Coalition has called for a national review of employment practice on bereavement leave.

Changes to flexible working requests download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 3-Jun-2014

While employers will not be under an obligation to accept all requests, they will be obliged to consider all requests reasonably within a three-month time frame.

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