Archive for April 1st, 2011



Football Dataco Ltd and others v Sportradar GmbH and another – WLR Daily

Football Dataco Ltd and others v Sportradar GmbH and another [2011] EWCA Civ 330; [2011] WLR (D) 113

“There was no good arguable case of copyright infringement under article 3 of Directive 96/9/EC such as to establish that the English court had jurisdiction for the purposes of article 27 of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 where, even though the collection of data might involve some intellectual creation, what was alleged to have been copied was mere data on any reasonable view.”

WLR Daily, 29th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Climate Change Levy (Suspension of Transport Exemption) Order 2011

The Climate Change Levy (Suspension of Recycling Exemption) Order 2011

The Landfill Tax (Qualifying Material) Order 2011

The Scottish Parliament (Returning Officers’ Charges) Order 2011

The Visits to Children in Long-Term Residential Care Regulations 2011

The Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Act 2003 (Cessation of Provisions) Order 2011

The Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Cessation of Section 7) Order 2011

The Finance Act 2010, Schedule 10 (Appointed Days and Transitional Provisions) Order 2011

The Education (School Performance Targets) (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2011

The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Employment, Skills and Enterprise Scheme) Regulations 2011

The M1 Motorway (Junctions 25 to 28) (Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Digital music player ads must not encourage copying, rules ad regulator – OUT-LAW.com

“A company must change the way it advertises its digital music player because the ads encourage people to copy music in a way that breached copyright law, the advertising industry regulator has said.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 31st March 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Bribery Act: CPS/SFO Prosecution Guidance Published – Crown Prosecution Service

“Today, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Keir Starmer QC, and the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Richard Alderman, issued joint guidance for prosecutors on the Bribery Act 2010.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 30th March 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Essex man jailed for £2.5 million drug smuggling attempt – UK Border Agency

“A 64-year-old man from Corringham, Essex has been sentenced to prison for 9 years and 4 months after pleading guilty to trying to import heroin and cocaine into the UK.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 31st March 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Uxbridge legal adviser is jailed over immigration fraud – UK Border Agency

“”An immigration advisor has been jailed for 6 years for helping submit fraudulent visa applications, following an investigation by the UK Border Agency’s West London immigration crime team.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 31st March 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Bar Council Establishes CLAF Group in Response to Proposed Jackson Reforms – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today established a working group to explore the viability of a Contingency Legal Aid Fund (CLAF) in the wake of the Government’s response to its consultation on civil litigation costs.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 1st April 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk


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