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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


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


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 Britain: final report
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 27 2009

The UK Government published its final Digital Britain report on 16 June 2009


Net neutrality: a round-up of recent regulatory developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 31 2011

The common theme underlying the various definitions of net neutrality is that companies offering internet services should treat all web traffic equally, regardless of the content type or origin and should not block, degrade or charge for any lawful content


TMT past, present and future: UKEU review of 2012 and preview of 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 15 2013

No duty to monitor" extended to social networks: In February 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") ruled that the owner of an


Food for thought: new cookie rules come into force in the UK
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2011

The Electronic Communications and Wireless Telegraphy Regulations 2011 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 came into effect on 26 May 2011 in the UK, implementing into national law amendments made to the EU Communications Framework in 2009


Information Commissioner's first official guidance on cloud computing
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2010

The Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") has published a "personal information online code of practice" (the "Code"


Government asks Ofcom to review Digital Economy Act
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2011

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has asked Ofcom to assess whether the provisions in the Digital Economy Act relating to the blocking of access to websites accused of filesharing are practicable