The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the English courts have jurisdiction to make blocking orders against internet service providers ("ISPs") in
In Football Dataco v Sportradar (C-17311) the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that where data has been uploaded from a database in Member State A which is protected by sui generis database right and sent to the computer of a person in Member State B at that person's request, for the purposes of storage in that computer's memory and display on its screen, this constitutes an act of "re-utilisation" of the data by the person sending it
The Court of Justice of the European Union ('CJEU') has provided clarification on the liability of companies operating internet marketplaces for trade mark infringement committed by users, holding that, in certain circumstances, the operator can be liable for trade mark infringement as a result of the postings of its users.
On an application for judicial review of the Digital Economy Act 2010 ("DEA") brought by BT and TalkTalk, the High Court has held that the DEA's provisions on online infringement, which oblige ISPs to assist in identifying copyright infringers are compatible with EU law.
After much controversy and criticism, the Digital Economy bill has now made it into law, having been passed through the legislative 'wash-up' procedure that preceded the dissolution of the Government.
The Federal Court of Australia last week dismissed claims against the country's third-largest ISP for authorising copyright infringement in a claim brought by a group of 34 claimants, including many major Hollywood film studios.
A consultation paper has been launched on legislation designed to incentivise and unite the regulator, content owners and internet service providers together to reduce illegal peer-to-peer (p2p) file sharing by more than 70.
On 22 May Arnold J handed down the much awaited judgment in L'Oreal v eBay.