Net neutrality may be dead in the US, but Europe is still strongly committed to open internet access – Saleem Bhatti

6 01 2018
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The belief that unrestricted internet access is vital to modern life is not necessarily a view held by all businesses that provide internet services. And now that net neutrality – the equal treatment of all data sent and received without differential charges and service quality – has come to an end in the US, how will this affect the rest of the world? Read the rest of this entry »





Internet legal developments to look out for in 2018 – Graham Smith

2 01 2018

A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2018. Any future EU legislation will be subject to Brexit considerations and may or may not apply in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »





Google’s End Run on the Canadian Supreme Court’s De-Indexing Order: Strengthening Arguments for Site Blocking – Hugh Stephens

7 12 2017

Google has successfully convinced a judge in the tech industry-friendly US District Court of Northern California (covering Silicon Valley naturally) to issue a temporary injunction nullifying the enforceability in the United States of an order from a Canadian provincial court in British Columbia (BC), upheld on appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), to delist from its global search results all references to Datalink Technologies Gateways and its counterfeit product, an internet router called the GW1000. Read the rest of this entry »





How websites watch your every move and ignore privacy settings – Yijun Yu

3 12 2017

File 20171122 6055 jrvkjw.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Hundreds of the world’s top websites routinely track a user’s every keystroke, mouse movement and input into a web form – even before it’s submitted or later abandoned, according to the results of a study from researchers at Princeton University. Read the rest of this entry »





Book review: Online Publication Claims: A Practical Guide – Judith Gibson

30 11 2017

Just how useful is the recent UK book Online Publication Claims: A Practical Guide? NSW District Court Defamation List Judge Judith Gibson examines the detail and finds much to recommend, just in time for Christmas, and beyond.

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Online Publication Claims: Takedown and Complaint Form Links – Guy Vassall-Adams QC and Hugh Tomlinson QC

24 11 2017

One of the issues lawyers often get asked by their clients is what steps they can take to get unlawful or offensive content removed from the internet without having to bring legal proceedings. The major providers of information society services all provide takedown and complaint forms so that issues can be raised about unlawful material which is published or made available by them. Read the rest of this entry »





Report to the Law Commission of Ontario: Internet Intermediary Liability in Defamation – Proposals for Statutory Reform – Emily Laidlaw and Hilary Young

19 11 2017

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is in the midst of a project to reform defamation law in light of the internet age. As part of its work, we were commissioned to write a paper with recommendations for reform on the topic of intermediary liability and the meaning of publication in defamation law. Read the rest of this entry »