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Issue 2, 2019

News: Scale of piracy revealed: piracy websites near 190 billion visits in 2018

Legislation & Case Law Update: Computer Associates UK Ltd v Software Incubator Ltd

Consultation: UK Government Publishes “Online Harms” White Paper and Launches Consultation on Proposals

Book Recommendation: The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future by David Wallace-Wells

Issue 1, 2019

News: UK Government publishes guidance on IP and Brexit

Legislation & Case Law Update: Court rules imposing a suspended sentence does not preclude the award of additional in copyright infringement case

Book Recommendation: Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine by Hannah Fry

Issue 6, 2018

News: French Tribunal declares Twitter’s copyright licence clause invalid

Legislation & Case Law Update: UK Government publishes draft copyright legislation to amend laws following Brexit

Consultation: European Commission launches Consultation on Connected and Automated Mobility

Issue 5, 2018

News: New EU copyright directive passes vote by MEPs – ‘Link Tax’ and ‘Meme Ban’

Legislation & Case Law Update: Sprint Electric Ltd v Buyer’s Dream Ltd and another [2018] EWHC 1924 (Ch)

Consultation: Work kicks-off to examine digital competition in UK

Issue 4, 2018

News: EU Parliament rejects copyright reform law

Legislation & Case Law Update: Computer Associates UK Ltd v The Software Incubator Ltd: Supply of Software is not Sale of Goods

Consultation: UK Government launches consultation on the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Issue 3, 2018

News: GDPR is here, but is Europe ready?

Legislation & Case Law Update: Facebook sued by MoneySavingExpert founder over fake adverts

Consultation: Public consultation on measures to further improve the effectiveness of the fight against illegal content online

Issue 2, 2018

News: Cambridge Analytica and Facebook face outrage over data breach

Legislation & Case Law Update: Draft Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 and guide published

Consultation: BEREC announces consultation on Net Neutrality Regulation

Issue 1, 2018

News: Meltdown and Spectre: no computer is safe

Legislation & Case Law Update: UK Government updates Investigatory Powers Regulations 2018

Consultation: ICO seeks feedback on recommendations for children and GDPR online

Issue 11, 2017

News: Facebook: the new home of fake goods?

Legislation & Case Law Update: Class action lawsuit targets Google for unlawful personal data collection

Consultation: Investigatory Powers Act: UK Government consults on proposed response to the European Court of Justice ruling

Issue 10, 2017

News: High Court dominated by football and music rights claims

Legislation & Case Law Update: Data Protection Bill gets second reading in House of Lords and reaches Committee stage

Consultation: EU launches public consultation on fake news and online disinformation