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Digital Toy Maker VTech Reports Customer Data Stolen
Dec 1, 2015
VTech, the company which specialises in electronic toys and educational material for children, has had its app store database, Learning Lodge, compromised in a recent cyber attack....
Online Software Pirate "Off The Hook" Following Copyright Infringement
Nov 30, 2015
In a recent case an online software pirate settled claims against him on unusual out of court terms with a number of jointly represented leading software companies, including Micro...
GoPro Faces Legal Action Over Latest Action Camera
Nov 13, 2015
GoPro, leader and innovator in the wearable action camera market, is facing allegations of US Design Patent infringement in relation to its new cube shaped Hero4 Session camera. Th...
Safe Harbour and Confusing Phrases
Oct 21, 2015
There has been a lot of deliberation and opinion in recent days following the decision of the CJEU in the Safe Harbour case C362/14, which involved shared personal data between the...
CJEU ruling brings legality of data transfers into the limelight
Oct 8, 2015
Europe's Highest Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), has ruled that a data sharing agreement between the US and Europe under the Safe Harbour framework is inv...
UK Citizen Jailed for Internet Piracy Scam
Sep 14, 2015
A man in the UK has been jailed for running an illegal website offering access to the latest films and TV shows. Paul Mahoney reportedly made £300,000 through advertising on his we...
Aug 25, 2015
It is the common held belief that very few customers read the terms and conditions of online digital media services before signing up to the service, and this belief spawned the ol...
Ashley Madison - Copyright Takedown Notices and Data Handling
Aug 24, 2015
Ashley Madison (AM), extramarital dating website and victim of the recent and heavily publicised hacking scandal, faces a real risk of complete business failure. Plans to float AM ...
Vehicle 'Keyless Security Threat' Paper Released
Aug 20, 2015
A car security loophole highlighted in an academic paper has finally been published following successful negotiations between car manufacturer Volkswagen and academics. The paper e...
Copyright Tribunal Reference Leads to Temporary Increase in PRS TV Admin Rates
Aug 19, 2015
PRS for Music ("PRS"), a UK copyright collection society, has recently written to and notified members of a temporary increase in their TV admin rates by 'an additional one percent...
Internet Pirates Sink Dallas Buyers Club Rights Holder's Application for Damages
Aug 18, 2015
Increased ease and accessibility to the internet content coupled with rising costs of cinema tickets have made the issue of streaming and downloading movie materials a growing prob...
Twitter Take Downs – Authors of Jokes Fail to see the Funny Side
Jul 30, 2015
Twitter has started to remove tweets at the request of users who believe that the content of their tweets has been stolen. If someone believes that their work has been stolen they...
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