Radar: Technology & Communications Update - March 2013

06-Mar-2013  |  Copyright & Media Law, IT & Telecoms, Technology, Media & Communications


The European Commission has published its proposal for a cyber security Directive which will place obligations on thousands of organisations.

EC publishes draft cyber security Directive
The European Commission has published a proposal for a draft cyber security Directive which will impact on a wide range of organisations including e-commerce platforms, social networks, search engines, cloud computing services, app stores and energy suppliers.

ECJ to consider whether hyperlinking infringes copyright
An upcoming reference to the ECJ from a Swedish court on the issue of whether hyperlinking infringes copyright is already generating debate.

Court of Appeal widens potential intermediary liability for defamatory content
The Court of Appeal has widened the class of intermediaries that are potentially liable for defamatory content at some point after being put on notice that it is defamatory.

Court of Appeal holds website operators jointly liable with users for database infringement
The Court of Appeal has considered subsistence and infringement of database right in databases of football statistics and the issue of joint tortfeasorship in the long-running and now joined cases of Football Dataco Ltd and others v Stan James plc and others, and Football Dataco Ltd and others v Sportradar GmbH and another.

Contacts Graham Hann, Glyn Morgan, Christopher Jeffery, Patrick Clark, Tracey Sheehan

 
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