Reader Alert: this is a very long (3,750 word) post. If you would prefer to cut to the chase, here are my ten axes along which copyright and freedom of expression intersect:The photographers lost their appeal to the Human Rights Court. But despite the loss the Court’s decision does finally explode any residual myth that copyright has no impact on freedom of expression.Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights protects freedom of expression as a qualified right.
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. As part of its Digital Single Market proposals the European Commission published aon "Geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination". It aims to prevent online retailers from discriminating, technically or commercially, on the basis of nationality, residence or location of a customer. was reached in November 2017.
15 questions to illuminate the festive season. Answers in the New Year. (Remember that this is an English law blog). 1. How many data definitions does the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IP Act) contain? 2. A technical capability notice (TCN) under the IP Act could prevent a message service from providing end to end encryption to its users. True, False or Maybe? 3.
@NicFearonLow@BBCNews@The_IPO The state of law on format-shifting is, as Hargreaves said, one of the things that causes confusion and brings copyright into disrepute. Not ideal for engendering respect.
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Selecting a term
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