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Digital Economy Act 2017: The pick ‘n’ mix assortment of provisions receives Royal Assent

The Digital Economy Act (the “Act“) finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text has recently been¬†published. First introduced in the House of Commons in July 2016, it has been the subject of much scrutiny and … Continue reading

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UK government publishes 5G strategy

On 8 March 2017, in a speech forming part of the Spring Budget 2017, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, confirmed that the UK government will invest over ¬£1 billion in the country’s digital infrastructure, targeted at supporting roll-out … Continue reading

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ITV & Others v TVCatchup: CJEU rules s.73 CDPA defence not applicable to online streaming of live TV broadcasts

The CJEU has issued its ruling on the latest question referred to it in the long-running dispute between ITV (and others) and TVCatchup, as to whether Article 9 of the InfoSoc Directive permits the UK to retain the defence contained … Continue reading

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Nuisance directors? Digital Economy Bill to hold directors personally liable for “nuisance call” fines

On 23 October 2016, the Department for Culture Media and Sport (“DCMS“) confirmed plans to introduce personal liability for directors in relation to “nuisance calls”.

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