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Copyright has been a favourite punch bag of politicians, users and platforms ever since the internet first became mainstream, widely blamed for not being adapted to the new environment.
On 2 July 2014, the data protection provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 will come into force.
Law at Work — February 2014: reasonableness and extent of restrictive covenants did not apply to actions as a minority shareholder
In this case, the High Court had to consider whether non-solicitation and non-dealing restrictions for a period of six months after termination of employment were enforceable.
The Office of Fair Trading’s principles for online and app-based games have been finalised and industry is being given until 1 April 2014 to comply.
After publishing a draft for consultation, the government has laid the Consumer Rights Bill before parliament together with explanatory notes.
Linking to freely available content is not copyright infringement — the CJEU’s decision in Svensson v Retriever Sverige
Internet users can use hyperlinks to redirect users to copyright works on other websites without infringing copyright as long as the copyright works are ‘freely available’ on the other site.
Louise Taylor considers the privacy challenges posed by the ‘internet of things’.
Lorna Caddy and Adam Rendle set out some predictions on how the media landscape is likely to change and develop during the course of 2014.
Graham Hann considers the main legal (and some practical) issues with the ever-expanding ‘internet of things’.
Connecting the ‘internet of things’ download
With predictions of up to 50 billion internet-enabled devices by 2020, it is worth considering exactly how these devices will actually connect to the internet and to each other.
Twenty-four new gTLDs have been delegated — meaning the registrars of those domains are now undertaking the final administration processes before launching to the public.
The market for sponsored content or ‘native advertising’ has grown phenomenally in the last 12 months.
Paul England and Kathleen Fox Murphy look at the application of the patents system to the ‘internet of things’.
The move towards ‘ubiquitous computing’ has led to the development of a new technology category: wearable technology.
Taylor Wessing predicts what new technological developments and products might be launched over the coming year and what legal issues could result.
The data are hugely valuable. But who owns them? The answer is no one — there is no property right in a piece of data itself.
An important extension to European copyright law concerns technological protection measures, in other word forms of encryption used to protect digital content.
The ICT services sector continues its trend in outperforming the software sector. Boardroom confidence in the sector continues its upward trajectory.
After four years of waiting, the Food and Drug Administration has released its draft social media guidance.
This week’s All Consuming Legal Insights video from Taylor Wessing focuses on data protection.