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IT & outsourcing e-bulletin a round-up of developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 6 2013

On 7 June, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators ("ICSA") published a guidance note for company boards addressing issues around


IT & outsourcing e-bulletin - a round-up of developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2012

Ofcom has published a revised version of the Initial Obligations Code for ISPs and copyright owners in an effort to tackle online copyright infringement as per the provisions of the controversial Digital Economy Act


Cookie Law enforcement: coming soon to a website near you!
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 21 2012

The deadline for compliance with the new "Cookie Law", requiring user consent for the use of cookies on websites is approaching on 26 May 2012


A round-up of developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 24 2012

In the case of SAS Institute v World Programming Limited, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") has considered the limited extent to which certain elements of a computer program enjoy copyright protection


Throttled VoIP providers risk losing their voice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications ("BEREC") has submitted the preliminary findings of its investigation into internet traffic management practices to the European Commission


Court of Appeal dismisses ISP judicial review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

The Court of Appeal has dismissed BT's and TalkTalk's challenge to the enforceability of obligations imposed on ISPs under the Digital Economy Act 2010 relating to unlawful file-sharing by subscribers and has confirmed that such obligations comply with EU law


Consumers that cancel distance contracts to be reimbursed initial delivery costs
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 13 2010

The ECJ has confirmed that consumers should be reimbursed for any initial delivery costs on cancellation of a distance contract


Online service provider held liable for copyright infringements of its users
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2010

High Court finds NewzBin liable for copyright infringements committed by users of its index and search service


Digital Economy Act 2010
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2010

The Digital Economy Bill received Royal Assent on 8 April 2010 as part of the pre-election "wash-up" procedure prior to the dissolution of Parliament


Cyber crime: one of the biggest threats to UK national security?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2010

The UK Government published its National Security Strategy in October 2010, setting out 15 priority risks to national security