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Cyber crime is a growing threat

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
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  • March 24 2014

As part of Fraud Prevention Month, the RCMP is rolling out tip sheets to help Canadians protect themselves against an ever-growing number of scams

Liability of search engines for links to pirated content

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • October 12 2011

On 16 June 2011, the Court of Rome reviewed its decision of 20 March 2011 where it ordered Yahoo! to remove from its search engine links to websites hosting pirated versions of the Iranian movie "About Elly", which is exclusively distributed in Italy by PFA Films S.r.l (PFA

Ministry of Industry puts into action a plan to encourage the use of electronic invoices.

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • February 3 2011

The Government plans to encourage the use of electronic invoices by both citizens and businesses

São Paulo Consumer Protection Agency creates webpage for complaints about internet purchases

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Brazil
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  • December 7 2010

The Consumer Protection Agency of the State of São Paulo (Procon) has launched a website for filing complaints relating to purchases on the internet

Tax authorities' comments on new reverse charge mechanisms

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • May 31 2012

The tax authorities have issued their comments about the two new reverse charge mechanisms recently introduced in the French legislation for local supplies between businesses of electronic communications services and natural gas or electricity (statements of practice 3 A-3-12 No

Online betting website blocked in France

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • July 4 2011

The French Online Gaming Regulatory Authority (ARJEL) has initiated a legal action before the High Court of Paris requesting internet service providers (ISPs) to block the online betting website "5Dimes", which is hosted in Costa Rica

Advertisers on piracy websites are not accomplices to copyright infringement

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • April 12 2011

The French Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals and dismissed the claim of copyright holders that the advertisers on piracy websites should be considered accomplices to copyright infringement

Ratification of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement suspended

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Poland
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  • May 3 2012

In January 2012, Poland signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a multinational treaty which aims to establish international, uniform standards for intellectual property rights enforcement

Online gambling bill

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • July 22 2011

The two upcoming Royal Decrees developing the Spanish Gambling Act, which have not yet been passed, will regulate, on one hand, gambling licences, authorizations and registers, and, on the other hand, the technical requirements for gambling activities

Australian Federal Court finds StoresOnline breached ACCC undertaking

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • March 15 2010

The Australian Federal Court has held that two e-commerce marketing companies trading under the banner of "StoresOnline" have failed to comply with undertakings provided to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission in 2006