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12 May 2019, 5:06 am by INFORRM
Before the publication of the Online Harms White Paper on 8 April 2019 I proposed a Ten Point Rule of Law test to which it might usefully be subjected. [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]
22 Jan 2017, 2:21 am by INFORRM
A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2017. [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
22 Feb 2014, 4:08 pm by INFORRM
The decision of the European Court of Justice in Svensson v Retriever Sverige AB (Case C‑466/12, 13 February 2014) has established some important points about the legality of linking under EU copyright law: A clickable direct link to a copyright work made freely available on the internet with the authority of the copyright holder does not infringe. [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]
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]
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]
6 Feb 2020, 7:04 am by Charon QC
In this issue: Internet law – As we leave the EU, Graham Smith of Bird & Bird takes a snapshot of where we are with internet law and what lies in store Resources – Paul Magrath of ICLR reviews Public Information Online from Dandy Booksellers Trust – Alex Heshmaty of Legal Words discusses aspects of trust on the internet and how we establish it Encryption – Will Richmond-Coggan of Freeths considers the balance between national security and privacy Online… [read post]