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CJEU rules that web browsing doesn’t infringe copyright, but what about unauthorised streaming?By Daniel Bugler
In last week’s highly anticipated ruling in the so-called “Meltwater” proceedings (Case C‑360/13 PRCA v Newspaper Licensing Agency) the Court of Justice of the EU has held that the temporary copying of content into computer memory to facilitate internet browsing is lawful. In conjunction with the CJEU’s ruling in February that providing hyper-links to freely accessible copyright content is not unlawful, this judgment gives further judicial confirmation that processes fundamental to the efficient operation of the internet do not infringe copyright law.
Advertising & Marketing Newsnotes - Issue 55 - November 2013By Chris Rycroft, Alice Bainton, Ned Lewis, Rebecca Craker, Joanna Martin, Daniel Bugler, Bryony Compson
The Advertising & Marketing Newsnotes cover recent developments in marketing law. Issue 55 covers Implied health claims for food subject to ASA scrutiny; Facebook relaxes its rules on running promotions; ASA revises its approach to Twitter disclosures; Trading Standards replace OFT as ASA backstop regulator; OFT proposes new Principles for in-app payments; Two ASA adjudications on claims to worldwide superiority; Proposed exceptions to copyright for parody and quotations; and the Government proposals for major consumer law reforms.
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Area of law: Technology & Data11 Sep 2014, 8:15am - 11:00am, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL
Lewis Silkin advises Viral Spiral on its sale to Rightster Group plcBy Paul Rajput, Karish Andrews, Barnaby Stokes, Matthew Rowbotham
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of Viral Management Limited (VML), a leading social content company, on its acquisition by Rightster Group plc (Rightster), the AIM-listed global B2B video network for distribution, content-sourcing, audience engagement and monetisation.