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Rome I regulation on cross-border contract liability cleared for adoption

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • December 17 2007

The way is now clear for the adoption of the EU Rome I Regulation on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations, which will replace the existing 1980 Rome Convention

More cases, more confusion? The continuing saga of internet hosting provider liability under French law

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • December 17 2007

A spate of recent cases on the liability of internet hosting providers in France is currently causing a lot of ink to flow

Belgium adopts rules allowing electronic employment contracts

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium
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  • December 17 2007

Belgium has adopted new rules permitting the conclusion of employment contracts electronically, provided secure electronic signature and archiving systems are used

French courts rule that internet service providers must pay compensation to customers for poor or disrupted service

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • December 17 2007

In two separate cases in the First Instance Courts of Paris and Cherbourg, internet service providers have been found liable for compensation to customers experiencing disrupted internet access or inadequate support services

Dutch telecoms regulator on the enforcement of internet safety requirements

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Netherlands
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  • December 17 2007

The Dutch telecoms regulator, OPTA, has announced that no additional internet safety measures will be required from ISPs in relation to its review of internet safety requirements

Commission opens in-depth investigation into Google's proposed take over of DoubleClick

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, USA
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  • January 3 2008

The Commission has decided to open an in-depth investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into the proposed acquisition by US company Google of the online advertising technology company DoubleClick, also of the US

European Commission welcomes Apple's announcement to equalise prices for music downloads from iTunes in Europe

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • February 7 2008

The European Commission welcomes Apple's announcement to equalise prices for downloads of songs from its iTunes online store in Europe within the next six months

VAT rules for electronically supplied services

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • December 31 2008

As a result of the e-commerce VAT Directive (2002), the general VAT place of supply rule for services (namely that VAT arises where the supplier of the service is located) ceased to apply to e-commerce transactions such as the supply and hosting of web sites, the electronic supply of software and images, database access etc

User-generated content and ISP liability in France

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • February 4 2009

The question of liability of internet service providers has become a crucial issue worldwide due in particular to the recent development of the web 2.0 and the increase in the popularity of peer to peer file sharing

Placing embedded videos on commercial website no longer free of charge

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Netherlands
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  • January 28 2009

Last year, BumaStemra, the Dutch music copyright organisation, started to send out invoices to hosts of private as well as of commercial websites which displayed embedded videos obliging them to pay EUR 26 and EUR 65 per month respectively for the displaying of these videos