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UK drops two places in World Press Freedom Index

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 16:08

After the passage of the Investigatory Powers Act and threats to pursue journalists on national security, the UK has slid a further two places down the World Press Freedom Index. The Index, which is...

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Germany to fine technology companies if they do not remove “fake news”

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 14:20

German ministers have recently approved plans to fine technology companies if they fail to remove hate speech and so-called “fake news” quickly enough. The law entails fines to the tune of...


European Parliament officially adopts Terrorism Directive

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 16:17

The European Parliament has officially adopted the EU Directive on Combatting Terrorism, which is designed to give police and prosecutors across the EU the ability to “fight and counter terrorism...


Digital Economy Bill contains mandatory age-verification, but avoids blocking

Posted by Sam Frances on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at 17:01

The Digital Economy Bill, introduced to Parliament on Wednesday, will introduce mandatory age-verification for pornographic material available online in the UK. 15. Internet pornography:...


Eight sites added to High Court copyright blocklist

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 13:47

The High Court has ordered the UK’s largest broadband providers to block a further eight sites on grounds of copyright infringement, at the request of the Motion Picture Association of America...


CJEU Advocate General argues for McFadden in open wi-fi case

Posted by Sam Frances on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 13:35

The owner of a shop, café or other business which offers free, password-less wi-fi to the public should not be held liable for copyright infringement by users of that network. That's the...

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