Tag: United Kingdom

The responsibility of ISPs for online piracy

The roles and obligations of internet service providers (“ISPs”) in relation to online piracy have been a subject of great uncertainty and debate. In the past year, ISPs in the United Kingdom and Australia have been taken to court by copyright owners to compel the ISPs to block their users’ access to copyright infringing websites, …

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Intermediary liability on the internet

Ashley Hurst, a partner at the London office of the law firm Olswang LLP recently gave a presentation followed by a Q&A session at the Center for Internet and Society on the liability issues being faced by US-based internet intermediaries in Europe, noting in particular the contrasting position in respect of copyright and defamation. Ashley …

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Legal news round-up with Jas Purewal

In episode 11 of Social Change Technology, London-based solicitor Jas Purewal from legal firm Osborne Clark spoke to the Virtual Policy Network (VPN) for a gaming and technology legal news roundup. Jas is also the founder and editor of the Gamer Law web site and is known as @GamerLaw on Twitter. Listen to the whole …

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Disclosure of patients’ genetic information without consent

New guidance issued by the U.K. General Medical Council (GMC) regarding a physician’s ability to disclose to a patient’s relatives the diagnosis of such patient’s genetic illness has recently been a hot topic of discussion on several online forums. The guidance, which became effective on October 12, 2009 and addresses medical privacy issues in a …

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