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Filesharing: BT and TalkTalk fail in challenge to Digital Economy Act – The Guardian

“Government plans to curb illegal filesharing received a significant boost on Wednesday, as a judicial review of the controversial Digital Economy Act failed to halt the legislation.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2011

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Digital Economy Act: filesharing code delayed by six months – The Guardian

“The government’s code to clamp down on illegal filesharing will not come into force for another six months as the Digital Economy Act is held up by a high court challenge.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2011

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Digital Economy Act: ‘rushed’ anti-piracy laws delayed until 2012 – Daily Telegraph

“The Government has admitted that it cannot implement legislation to curb internet piracy until spring 2012 at the earliest, as it prepares for a legal battle in the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2011

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OFT to test e-commerce contracts for fairness – OUT-LAW.com

“Consumer protection regulator the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched an investigation into whether complex contracts for goods and services are unfair to consumers. The investigation will particularly focus on online transactions.”

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Out-Law.com, 9th February 2010

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E-commerce Regulations updated to exempt ISPs from hate speech charges – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government has published Regulations that will absolve internet service providers (ISPs) and other digital service providers of responsibility for religion or sexuality-related hate speech transmitted over their networks.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th January 2010

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Government White Paper sets out changes for UK consumer law – OUT-LAW.com

“The UK Government will appoint a Consumer Advocate with powers to sue on behalf of consumers, the rules for selling digital downloads will change and the law of misrepresentation will be simplified, according to plans published on Thursday.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th July 2009

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Database rights are too tough on business, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

“The European Union’s Database Directive is too restrictive and has the opposite of the desired effect of boosting e-commerce, an intellectual property expert has warned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th September 2008

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