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Global online reputation: check if anyone is astroturfing

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • November 18 2013

Since 19 US-based companies have recently been sanctioned collectively to pay more than $350,000 in penalties for astroturfing (the practice of

Fake social networking profile results in employee's dismissal

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • April 26 2012

The Cartagena Labour Court (Ruling No 5172011) was not convinced that the plaintiff employee had created a fake profile of the company's director on a social networking site, sent invitations to other employees, and published a number of defamatory comments about the company just to make a joke

Certification entities for gambling software sought

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • December 14 2011

The Finance and Economy Ministry Order EHA25282011 of 24 September 2011 has opened a proceeding to designate certification entities with respect to (i) gambling software andor (ii) the security of information systems of the operators in the online gambling sector

Damages awarded in an identity theft case on a social networking site

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • December 6 2011

The Segovia Provincial Court (Ruling 352011) awarded an aggrieved individual 12,400 in moral damages as a result of the depression she suffered in an identity theft case

Rulings against the applicability of the copyright levies in Spain

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • June 21 2011

After the judgment issued by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on 21 October 2010 declaring that the indiscriminate application of the copyright levies in Spain is contrary to EU law, a number of Spanish courts are already following the judgment without waiting for the reforms that the Spanish Government will introduce to align the country's regulations on copyright levies with EU law

Publishing house fined 300,000 for unauthorised data disclosure

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • May 17 2011

The Spanish Supreme Court has upheld a decision of the Spanish Data Protection Agency imposing a 300,000 fine on a publishing house for disclosing personal data of former clients to third companies for marketing purposes without obtaining the prior consent of the individuals concerned

Gaming company files suit for unlawful competition against online gaming company

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • May 4 2011

A Spanish listed gaming company which operates traditional bingo halls, betting shops and casinos in various countries has initiated a legal action on the basis of unlawful and unfair competition to force a Gibraltar-based online gaming company to drop its sponsorship of a Spanish football club and cease advertising in Spain

Court rules video sharing website has no obligation to monitor videos ex ante

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Spain
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  • February 9 2011

The Mercantile Court number 7 of Madrid (the Court) has held that YouTube complies with the duty to cooperate with the IP rights holders through the detecting, reporting and verification systems that YouTube has implemented on its website, which allow the concerned third parties to control any potential infringements of their IP rights