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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 22 May 2017

Digital Economy Act 2017: The pick 'n' mix assortment of provisions receives Royal Assent

The Digital Economy Act (the "Act") finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text has recently been published. First introduced

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 31 May 2013

IT and Outsourcing e-bulletin - 31 May 2013

The UK Supreme Court has provisionally concluded that temporary copies of copyrighted materials created through web-browsing do not infringe

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 24 May 2012

A round-up of developments

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.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | European Union | 9 Jan 2012

TMT past, present and future in the UK: a look back to 2011 and forward to 2012

There have been a number of significant and interesting developments in the UK TMT sectors over the course of 2011.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 7 Oct 2011

The right stuff: the Government welcomes the recommendations in the Hargreaves' Report and outlines its plans for implementation of the Digital Economy Act

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.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 31 Mar 2011

Government asks Ofcom to review Digital Economy Act

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.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 31 Jan 2011

European Commission fined 12 million for software copyright infringement

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.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | USA | 30 Nov 2010

Oracle awarded $1.3 billion for copyright theft

SAP has been ordered by a Californian court to pay $1.3 billion to Oracle for illegally downloading and reselling Oracle software.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 6 Jul 2010

Ofcom releases draft code on ISP' initial obligations under the Digital Economy Act

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.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 13 May 2010

Online service provider held liable for copyright infringements of its users

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

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