The UK Supreme Court has provisionally concluded that temporary copies of copyrighted materials created through web-browsing do not infringe
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.
There have been a number of significant and interesting developments in the UK TMT sectors over the course of 2011.
In August 2011, the Government published its responses to the independent review of IP and Growth undertaken by Professor Ian Hargreaves earlier in the year.
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.
The EU's General Court has ordered the European Commission to pay damages of over 12 million for infringing the copyright in software owned by IT firm Systran.
SAP has been ordered by a Californian court to pay $1.3 billion to Oracle for illegally downloading and reselling Oracle software.
Ofcom is consulting on a draft code of practice to underpin the initial obligations imposed on internet service providers (ISPs) by the Digital Economy Act 2010 (the Act) to reduce online copyright infringement.
High Court finds NewzBin liable for copyright infringements committed by users of its index and search service.
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.