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Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA, European Union, Global
  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge


CJEU issues ruling on internet browsing technology in the Meltwater case
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 5 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today issued its decision in the Meltwater Case C-36013, a long-running (5 year) dispute between


The Defamation Act: two years on
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2016

The Defamation Act 2013 (the “Act”) came into force on 1 January 2014. Following our previous e-bulletin setting out the key changes introduced by


Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation v Newzbin Ltd 2010 EWHC 608 (Ch): major victory for film industry against online piracy
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • June 3 2010

Mr Justice Kitchin's judgment in this case represents a major victory for the film industry against online piracy


ITV v TVCatchup real time streaming and another referral to the CJEU
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2015

In the latest twist to the real time streaming dispute between ITV and TVCatchup that began in 2011, the Court of Appeal has decided to refer further


Copyright laws and the digital world: in sync or badly dubbed?
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 20 2014

“The latest YouTube sensation” has become common parlance for videos and increasingly, people are becoming an instant worldwide hit. The likes of


Is it fair to dismiss an employee who made derogatory comments about their employer on social media when the employer was aware of the misconduct at least six months before the dismissal?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 24 2015

Yes, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of British Waterways Board v Smith. Mr Smith worked as a manual worker for British


Digital Product Placement: Monetising the Past
  • Bristows LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2016

The EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive (“AVMS Directive”) took effect in early 2010 and clarified the position on product placement in the EU


Google Inc’s liability in defamation under English law for material posted on Blogger.com
  • Schillings
  • United Kingdom
  • August 27 2013

The Court of Appeal have recently handed down a decision (Payam Tamiz v Google Inc 2013 EWCA Civ 68) which clarifies the previously unresolved


UK: Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • November 5 2013

Website operators seeking to qualify for a defence to possible defamation claims in respect of comments published on their websites contained in the