Archive for February, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-02-29

February 29th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-02-28

February 28th, 2012

Why is the EU asking the ECJ to review ACTA and does it matter?

February 27th, 2012

Last week the European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, released a statement announcing that the EU will refer the ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The ECJ will be asked to assess whether ACTA is incompatible – in any way – with the EU’s fundamental rights and freedoms, such as freedom of expression and information or data protection and the right to property in case of intellectual property.

What reason did the Commissioner give to explain the referral to the ECJ?

  • A fear that ACTA will censor websites? No.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-02-27

February 27th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2012-02-26

February 26th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-02-25

February 25th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-02-24

February 24th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-02-23

February 23rd, 2012

Keeping The Pirate Bays at Bay

February 22nd, 2012

The UK High Court appears likely to order UK ISPs to block the notorious BitTorrent site, The Pirate Bay. In the just released opinion in the Dramatico Entertainment Ltd & Ors v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd & Ors [2012] EWHC 268 (Ch) (20 February 2012) case, Justice Arnold ruled that users of the site as well as its operators infringe copyright. Users who download copies of sound recordings violate the right of reproduction. Users who make sound recordings available for downloading make them available to the public and are liable for communicating the sound recordings to the public. The Pirate Bay is liable for authorizing the infringement of its users. It is also liable for infringement based on the accessorial liability theories of joint infringement and inducement.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-02-22

February 22nd, 2012