Morrisons in court over data breach
201710.10
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Morrisons in court over data breach

Supermarket chain Morrisons is in court this week faced with a lawsuit brought by thousands of current and former employees over a data breach which occurred in 2014. The personal details and payroll data of almost 100,000 employees were posted online after they were stolen by a fellow employee – an auditor at Morrisons’ Bradford…

Lumen links land Google into trouble
201706.15
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Lumen links land Google into trouble

The Higher Regional Court of Munich has issued an injunction against Google to stop the search engine linking users to the Lumen database. Lumen collects data relating to legal complaints made online for the removal of information and provides users with the source of the content removal. The judgement is interesting as it goes one…

UK chip designer ditched by Apple may consider legal action
201704.04
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UK chip designer ditched by Apple may consider legal action

Possibly the most well-known technology company in the world, Apple, plans to discontinue the use of its current graphics technology supplier, Imagination Technologies (Imagination). The UK firm provides Apple with chip technology used in products including iPhones, iPads and iPods, under a licensing agreement. It has been reported that Apple wants to create its own…

A first for the UK and the Premier League
201703.16
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A first for the UK and the Premier League

In a first for UK internet service providers (“ISPs”), Mr Justice Arnold has granted an order in favour of the Football Association Premier League Limited (“FAPL”), the governing body of the Premier League, requiring several ISPs including Sky, Virgin and BT to block servers which stream Premier League football content. The interest around the order…

British Man to be Sentenced for Illegal Distribution of Music Online
201610.31
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British Man to be Sentenced for Illegal Distribution of Music Online

Uploading digital content onto websites and sharing platforms without a copyright owner’s consent, or more likely a license agreement, is likely to breach copyright laws. Copyright owners are entitled to license their works for sale and distribution on the internet, but piracy and the availability of illegal downloads causes disruption across the music industry and…

Political Battle in USA Over Future of ICANN
201609.30
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Political Battle in USA Over Future of ICANN

We have previously commented here on the decision of the US government to relinquish control of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN is a not for profit organisation founded in the USA and it has overall responsibility for the registration of domain names. Having control of this organisation gives the USA…

Warner Brothers Report own website for copyright infringement
201609.08
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Warner Brothers Report own website for copyright infringement

Warner Brothers has, rather humorously, submitted takedown requests to Google asking that their own websites are taken down, claiming copyright infringement.  The requests were filed through Vobile, a company that files takedown requests on behalf of their clients. The requests were made to Google with the intention of preventing people from viewing or purchasing illegal…