Day: March 13, 2013

Criminal copyright convictions of The Pirate Bay operators “necessity in democratic society” says human rights courtCriminal copyright convictions of The Pirate Bay operators “necessity in democratic society” says human rights court



The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the convictions of Fredrik NEIJ and Peter SUNDE KOLMISOPPI, operators of The Pirate Bay bittorrent site did not violate Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court found that the convictions of the defendants for criminal copyright infringement did not violate their rights to freedom of expression as the convictions and jail sentences imposed by Sweden’s Court of Appeal was “necessary in a democratic society” within the meaning of Article 10 § 2 of the Convention.

How to avoid misleading disclosures in online advertisingHow to avoid misleading disclosures in online advertising



Want to avoid making misleading disclosures in online advertising? Then the FTC’s new staff guidance document, .com Disclosures, How to Make effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising,  is a must read. It provides information businesses should consider as they develop ads for online media to ensure that they comply with US law.

The overview summarizes the general principles as follows:

  1. The same consumer protection laws that apply to commercial activities in other media apply online, including activities in the mobile marketplace.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-03-13Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-03-13