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McFadden ruling vindicates mere conduit

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 13:31

The Court of Justice of the European Union has returned its ruling in the McFadden case, confirming that mere conduit protections do apply to the owners of shops, cafés or other businesses offering...


CJEU: Linking to infringing content can breach copyright

Posted by Sam Frances on Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 12:11

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that linking to copyright infringing content can itself constitute a breach of copyright. The ruling in the case of GS Media v Sanoma Media...


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...


Google to challenge French “right to be forgotten” ruling

Posted by Sam Frances on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 12:00

Google is to challenge a ruling by the French data protection authority (CNIL), which in July 2015 ruled that “the right to be forgotten” required the search engine to remove affected search results...


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...

High Court: Data Retention Act is unlawful

Posted by malcolm on Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 13:31

The High Court has ruled that key provisions of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2015 (DRIPA) are unlawful, contravening the privacy and data protection guarantees in Articles 7 and 8...

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