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Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-11-16 | Barry Sookman

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-11-16 ... Canada (Human Rights Commission), 2012 FC 1296 (CanLII)… ... Posted in Computer & Internet Law Weekly Update .... Copyright Litigation Blog · Copyright See-Saw (Dr.
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Case Law, Luxembourg: Papasavvas, Civil liability for Internet publishing: the CJEU clarifies the law – Lorna Woods

Case Law, Luxembourg: Papasavvas, Civil liability for Internet publishing: the CJEU clarifies the law – Lorna Woods | Media Law | Scoop.it
The CJEU judgment in Papasavvas handed down on 11 September 2014 is the most recent in a line of cases seeking to trace the edges of the concept of ‘intermediary’ for the purposes of EU information technology law, a question that has become rather...
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Case Law, Strasbourg: Karácsony and Szél v. Hungary, sanctions on protesting parliamentarians breached Article 10 – Hugh Tomlinson QC

Case Law, Strasbourg: Karácsony and Szél v. Hungary, sanctions on protesting parliamentarians breached Article 10 – Hugh Tomlinson QC | Media Law | Scoop.it
In the cases of Karácsony and v Hungary and Szél v.Hungary (applications nos.
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Dutch Google Spain ruling: More Freedom of Speech, Less Right To Be Forgotten For Criminals – Joran Spauwen and Jens van den Brink

Dutch Google Spain ruling: More Freedom of Speech, Less Right To Be Forgotten For Criminals – Joran Spauwen and Jens van den Brink | Media Law | Scoop.it
Last week, the Court of Amsterdam in preliminary relief proceedings got a chance to shed light on the consequences of the much-discussed Google Spain (or Costeja) judgment of the Court of Justice EU in the Netherlands.
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Denmark passes new media policy agreement

Denmark passes new media policy agreement | Media Law | Scoop.it
In June 2014, Danish lawmakers passed a new media policy agreement for the period 2015 to 2018.
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European Commission approves Facebook/WhatsApp deal: data concentration and privacy as competition concerns?

European Commission approves Facebook/WhatsApp deal: data concentration and privacy as competition concerns? | Media Law | Scoop.it
Inge Graef, an expert on the intersection between personal data and competition law on online media platforms from KU Leuven, looks at the Facebook/WhatsApp acquisition and argues that the European Commission should have examined the impact data...
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Media Pluralism Monitor identifies areas of concern for the UK

Media Pluralism Monitor identifies areas of concern for the UK | Media Law | Scoop.it
Robert G. Picard is Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, a research fellow at Green Templeton College (Oxford), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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Democrats continue pre-midterm push for Internet regulation - Watchdog.org

Democrats continue pre-midterm push for Internet regulation - Watchdog.org | Media Law | Scoop.it
Is any kind of regulation of the Internet appropriate?
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United States: Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Graders – Susan Brenner

United States: Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Graders – Susan Brenner | Media Law | Scoop.it
This post examines a recent opinion which the Court of Appeals of Georgia issued in a civil case: Boston v. Athearn, 2014 WL 5068649 (2013).
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New Russian media law now in place - Advanced Television

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Russia's parliament has passed into law a new 'Mass Media' set of regulations limiting the stakes that can be held by foreign companies.
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We need to look at other parliamentary democracies for ideas about how to run televised debates

We need to look at other parliamentary democracies for ideas about how to run televised debates | Media Law | Scoop.it
Among a number of political ramifications, the recent UKIP by-election success in Clacton has raised tough questions about the organization of televised debates during the 2015 general election campaign.
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European Commission approves Facebook/WhatsApp deal: data concentration and privacy as competition concerns?

European Commission approves Facebook/WhatsApp deal: data concentration and privacy as competition concerns? | Media Law | Scoop.it
Inge Graef, an expert on the intersection between personal data and competition law on online media platforms from KU Leuven, looks at the Facebook/WhatsApp acquisition and argues that the European Commission should have examined the impact data...
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What laws currently cover trolling?

What laws currently cover trolling? | Media Law | Scoop.it
The government is planning to crack down on internet abuse. What laws are currently in place?
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The Top 10 Internet Law Developments Of 2014, Part 2 - Small Biz Daily

The Top 10 Internet Law Developments Of 2014, Part 2 - Small Biz Daily | Media Law | Scoop.it
Each year around this time I write an update for Advising eBusinesses, my one-volume handbook on Internet law designed for lawyers who represent online businesses (http://legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/law-products/Treatises/Advising-eBusinesses-2014-2015-ed/p/100388427). As part of this update, I list what I consider to be the ten most significant developments in Internet law over the past year. I devoted last week’s column to four of these developments.
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The right be forgotten roadshow and the power of Google – Paul Bernal

The right be forgotten roadshow and the power of Google – Paul Bernal | Media Law | Scoop.it
I read with interest Professor Luciano Floridi’s report from the first two legs of what the Guardian described as ‘Google’s privacy ethics tour of Europe’.
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Confidential journalistic sources are 'fundamental' to free press - judge

Confidential journalistic sources are 'fundamental' to free press - judge | Media Law | Scoop.it
Reality TV star Chantelle Houghton failed in a bid to force a magazine to reveal its source for a story it planned to publish about her.
She wanted Closer to identify its source after claiming that information relating to her had been leaked.
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It came from CyberSpace: Defamation Law and the Internet – Judith Gibson

It came from CyberSpace: Defamation Law and the Internet – Judith Gibson | Media Law | Scoop.it
In an important new paper, the New South Wales District Court’s Defamation List Judge Judith Gibson looks at the case law on defamation and the internet, from both the plaintiff and defendant points of view.
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Making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly – taking stock of achievements - EU News

Making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly – taking stock of achievements - EU News | Media Law | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 October 2014 Today, the Commission is taking stock of its efforts to make EU law lighter, simpler and less costly.
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Addressing the Democratic Deficit in Local News through Positive Plurality – Media Standards Trust

Addressing the Democratic Deficit in Local News through Positive Plurality – Media Standards Trust | Media Law | Scoop.it
On 9 October 2014, the Media Standards Report published a new report entitled Addressing the Democratic Deficit in Local News through Positive Plurality Or, why we need a UK alternative of the Knight News Challenge [pdf]   The report finds that :...
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Google, Data Protection and de-indexing: the misconceived attempt to exempt Google.com

Google, Data Protection and de-indexing: the misconceived attempt to exempt Google.com | Media Law | Scoop.it
Google has recently confirmed that it is refusing to extend its “de-indexing” procedures following the Google Spain decision to Google.com.  This position is legally indefensible and is likely to be challenged in an EU court in the near future.
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Judicial Statistics: 2013 Defamation claims down 24%, no privacy injunctions Jan-June 2014

Judicial Statistics: 2013 Defamation claims down 24%, no privacy injunctions Jan-June 2014 | Media Law | Scoop.it
We have, once again belatedly, caught up with the most recent annual Judicial Statistics – those for 2013.
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Seven Digital Deadly Sins

Seven Digital Deadly Sins | Media Law | Scoop.it
Thou shall not sin. But that does that include Googling yourself? In Seven Digital Deadly Sins, watch video confessions, read first person accounts & weigh in with your judgement. Participate in an interactive reflection of our digital selves.
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Commissioners hearings: The many faces of Digital in the new European ... - Access (blog)

Commissioners hearings: The many faces of Digital in the new European ... - Access (blog) | Media Law | Scoop.it
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The Internet of Things: answering the big questions - The Guardian

The Internet of Things: answering the big questions - The Guardian | Media Law | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is playing an increasing role in everyday life. We look at some of the pressing issues, from potential benefits to new regulation
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Public libraries: the right to digitise and the right of reproduction

Public libraries: the right to digitise and the right of reproduction | Media Law | Scoop.it
Institute for Information Law (IViR) “What the Court did not consider though, is that the outcome of the application of the 3-step test to the digitisation of each individual work for the purposes of making it available for research and private...
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Facebook to federal agents: No, you don't get to create fake profiles to ... - VentureBeat

Facebook to federal agents: No, you don't get to create fake profiles to ... - VentureBeat | Media Law | Scoop.it
Facebook is serious about real people using real names on its service. After initially cracking down on drag queens, the social network is going after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for using fak...
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