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13 Jan 2021, 10:40 am by Bob Ambrogi
Opus 2, the London-based collaboration platform for law firms, has a new CEO today, as founder and majority shareholder Graham Smith-Bernal becomes executive chairman focused on long-term strategy and culture, and board member Martin Coen takes over as chief executive. [read post]
2 Nov 2021, 5:23 pm by INFORRM
One of the more intriguing aspects of the draft Online Safety Bill is the government’s insistence that the safety duties under the draft Bill are not about individual items of content, but about having appropriate systems and processes in place; and that this is protective of freedom of expression. [read post]
19 Feb 2020, 4:06 pm by INFORRM
The abiding impression left by the government’s Initial Response to the Online Harms White Paper Consultation is that it is half-finished. [read post]
29 Aug 2013, 12:30 am by INFORRM
Section 5 of the Defamation Act 2013 provides (or will do when the Act comes into force) a complete defence from a defamation claim for a website operator who can show that it did not post the statement on the website. [read post]
3 May 2018, 4:42 pm by INFORRM
Right now the ECommerce Directive – or at any rate the parts that shield hosting intermediaries from liability for users’ content – is under siege. [read post]
3 Mar 2015, 4:01 pm by INFORRM
Big Brother Watch has this week published the results of its research, conducted via freedom of information requests to police forces, into charges and cautions under two communications offences: Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 and the Malicious Communications Act 1988. [read post]
7 Jan 2015, 4:01 pm by INFORRM
Here are some EU and UK internet legal developments to look out for in 2015 (last year’s list here). [read post]
1 Jan 2020, 4:24 pm by INFORRM
Never mind Brexit, what is coming up on the UK internet legal scene in the coming year? [read post]
3 Jan 2021, 4:01 pm by INFORRM
Seven years ago I started to take an annual look at what the coming year might hold for internet law in the UK. [read post]
1 Jul 2021, 2:50 am by INFORRM
Can something that I write in this blog restrict someone else’s freedom of expression? [read post]
1 Jan 2018, 4:05 pm by INFORRM
A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2018. [read post]
28 Apr 2013, 7:04 am by INFORRM
Back in July 2011 I commented on the Court of Appeal judgment in Newspaper Licensing Agency v Meltwater ([2011] EWCA Civ 890) and explained how the reach of digital copyright had accidentally been increased beyond that in the offline world. [read post]
9 Oct 2018, 4:32 pm by INFORRM
This summer marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Theatres Act 1968, the legislation that freed the theatres from the censorious hand of the Lord Chamberlain of Her Majesty’s Household. [read post]
28 Dec 2018, 4:17 pm by INFORRM
A bumper crop of pending litigation and legislative initiatives for the coming year (without even thinking about Brexit). [read post]
31 May 2021, 4:52 pm by INFORRM
Two years on from the April 2019 Online Harms White Paper, the government has published its draft Online Safety Bill. [read post]
13 Jul 2021, 4:40 pm by INFORRM
One of the more perplexing provisions of the draft Online Safety Bill is its multi-level definition of legal but harmful content (“lawful but awful” content, to give it its colloquial name). [read post]
22 Oct 2018, 4:18 pm by INFORRM
Should social media platforms be subject to a statutory duty of care, akin to occupiers’ liability or health and safety, with the aim of protecting against online harms? [read post]
16 May 2012, 9:53 pm by INFORRM
The Defamation Bill published last week after the Queen’s Speech contains four clauses of especial significance for the internet: Clause 5  a new defence for website operators in respect of third party posts. [read post]
22 May 2017, 4:09 pm by INFORRM
Article 15 of the ECommerce Directive lays down the basic principle that EU Member States cannot impose a general obligation on internet intermediaries to monitor what people say online. [read post]
29 Apr 2019, 4:14 pm by INFORRM
On 8 April 2019, spent the best part of a day reading the UK government’s Online Harms White Paper, I concluded that if the road to hell was paved with good intentions, this was a motorway. [read post]