IP & Technology

MPs have recently been calling for content platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google to take action to actively remove offensive content from their networks that may be considered extremist or hateful. News reports have commented on the comparatively swift action of social media platforms to remove materials that infringe intellectual property rights. Whilst the… Read more »

Dispute Resolution

A recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling highlights  national court’s powers to enforce password protection on Wi-Fi networks and clarifies the instances where providers of free, unprotected wireless networks/ access points can avoid liability for intellectual property (copyright in particular) infringement carried out by third parties on such networks. Liability for Copyright Infringement over… Read more »

IP & Technology

Following recent leaks of the Draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“the Directive”) and the EU Commission’s Communication relating to the Directive (“the Communication”), we round up a list of the key proposed changes to the copyright legal landscape. The Directive is in early form and still subject to review by the… Read more »

IP & Technology

On 6 July the European Parliament approved the Network and Information Security Directive (the “NIS Directive” – aka the ‘Cybersecurity Directive’) which sets out a common framework for EU Member States’ responsibilities and obligations in relation to cyber security. The cybersecurity threat Organisations of all sizes are under the constant threat of theft of intellectual… Read more »

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