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A new possibility to block online file sharing platforms?

European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that ‘The Pirate Bay’ infringes copyrights With its decision on June, 14th the ECJ might have paved the road for proceeding against online sharing platforms. Up to now taking legal action in order to restrict the offer of copyright-protected works was rather complicated and did not guarantee sustainable success. …

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Alibaba Group: The Impact of GDPR on China’s Enterprises

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect on May 25th, 2018. The Regulation will supersede the Directive 95/46/EC. It aims to unify the EU data protection legislations and strengthen EU’s data protection to meet the new privacy challenges brought by the development of digital technologies. GDPR will have significant impact on …

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Directive 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011: a victory for consumers?

The new EU legislation that strengthens consumers’ rights had been widely adopted by MEPs on 23 June 2011. It will be have to be transposed into the various national consumers laws of the member states by mid June 2014. These new provisions relate mainly to distance selling (via a.o. internet, telephone and mailings).

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Now faster and cheaper retrieving infringing domain names

New rules for Domain Name Dispute Resolution Procedures at WIPO For unambiguous cases, in which a domain name needs to be retrieved, the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Procedure of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) lends itself excellent. This Domain Name Dispute Resolution Procedure offers a fast and non-expensive solution to retrieve a domain name …

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