Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Liability of Media Companies Publishing Private Information About Hostages

  The newspaper in question was the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet (EB). In connection with the two seamen's captivity, they featured a 10-month long campaign...

Hyperlinking to leaked Playboy photos does not infringe copyright, in CJEU...

Online magazine hyperlinked to leaked Playboy photos Dutch online magazine “GeenStijl” placed hyperlinks on its website to leaked Playboy photos published on the Filefactory...

No interim injunction against publication of images featuring zoo animals used...

Background CAPS (the Captive Animals Protection Society) is a campaigning charity which aims to stop the exploitation of animals, particularly in circuses, zoos and the...

Nordic Ombudsmen voice opinion on covert marketing

The surge of "covert" or "masked" marketing on social media over the past few years has not gone unnoticed by Consumer Ombudsmen in Nordic...

UK celebrity privacy injunction – ground breaking by not really breaking...

In its eagerly awaited recent judgment the UK Supreme Court1 upheld an injunction in relation to what commentators have called 'the worst kept secret'...

Digital Single Market: EU Commission proposal for a cross-border portability right

On 9 December 2015, the European Commission presented a proposal to allow Europeans to travel with their online content across EU. This proposal is...

Singapore: Proposed Digital and Social Media Advertising Guidelines to combat new...

Currently, all advertisements that are published in Singapore have to comply with the Singapore Code of Advertising Practice ("Code"). Administered by the Advertising Standards...

Copying for scientific research purposes allowed

The District Court of Amsterdam recently ruled that the original text of Anne Frank's diaries may be copied for scientific research. The case is...

IP & IT Bytes: Paywall-circumventing hyperlinks: communications to the public

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that EU member states can legislate to categorise the provision of paywall-circumventing hyperlinks that enable free...

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