Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Norwich Pharmacal orders

Graham Smith with a very useful update on the abuse of these orders in the case of ACS:Law, and the judge's suggestions for improving the regime to take account of user anonymity and interests.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/99) have now been published.

They come into force for the purposes inter alia of making an application to become an authorised electronic money institution on 9 February. They are fully in force from 30 April. The Regulations implement Directive 2009/110/EC.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Reminder: sources are evidence to support arguments

Dear all - please recall that in the last seminar of term I explained that you gain mark by good arguments supported by evidence - no-one LOSES marks as I do not start grading at 100%!!!
The E-commerce consultation responses appear to have had a holiday delay in publication so there is no 'consolidated' set of responses.
UPDATE: If it does not support your argument such that you footnote it, you do not get credit for it in the final mark - so please don't put into the bibliography sources that you don't think are worth putting into the footnotes!

Friday, 3 December 2010

New jurisdiction case: act committed where server based

This fresh UK High Court case on the EC Database Directive explains that actions take place where servers are based - not where companies are located. See Football Dataco Limited and others v Sportradar GmbH and another [2010] EWHC 2911: "online infringement of database rights occurs where the server which contains the data is based and not where the website user is located. On that basis, the Court stated that it did not have jurisdiction to hear the claim relating to database rights."