Category Archive: E-Commerce

Digital Content Distribution: the EU Commission Inquiry

A few weeks ago the EU Commission published the preliminary report of its inquiry on the e-commerce sector launched in May 2015, in the context of the Digital Single Market Strategy, DSM Strategy. The Inquiry is investigating both online sales of consumer goods and sale / license of digital content, and the latter is the subject …

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Germany: Liability of Internet Access Provider for copyright infringements

The German Federal Supreme Court (BGH, decision of 26 November 2015, I ZR 3/14 and I ZR 174/14) recently acknowledged the general liability of TK-companies which provide access to the internet (so-called Access Provider) according to the principles of “Stoererhaftung” (Breach of Duty of Care) and thus closed a gap in current copyright law and practice. …

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EU: What to expect from the Privacy Shield and the General Data Protection Regulation

DLA Piper Shared Insights at Bloomberg Law’s 2016 Outlook on Privacy and Data Security in Washington DC On February 3rd, the day after announcement of the US-EU Privacy Shield provisional agreement, DLA Piper’s Carol Umhoefer, Jim Halpert and Giangi Olivi discussed EU data protection developments at Bloomberg Law’s 2016 Outlook on Privacy and Data Security, …

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2016 – Main trends on Cybersecurity!

While many are not yet aware of the full breadth of the cybercrime phenomenon (cybercrime globally generates more revenues and is more profitable than drug trafficking!), there is a general consensus about the fact that certain breaches cannot be avoided. With a proliferation of connected devices operated remotely and a more pervasive use of data, …

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Digital Single Market Strategy – Fourth round of questionnaires in the e-commerce sector inquiry sent to brands

By Chris Wall As part of a number of initiatives connected to its Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission launched an inquiry into the e-commerce sector in the EU in May 2015. The Commission is concerned by slow growth in cross-border online sales within the EU, and so the inquiry’s aim is to focus …

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ITALY – Innovation and Startups – In memory of Enrico Gasperini

(From our post for the Corriere della Sera, in memory of our friend Enrico Gasperini) This blog is mainly about the digital world, innovation and startups. And when it comes to such topics, our mind goes to Enrico Gasperini, the founder of the startups incubator Digital Magics. Enrico passed away few weeks ago. For those who …

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ITALY – Pisa Internet Festival – the Future of Copyright

News from the Pisa Internet Festival. Copyright, Data Protection, Internet of Things, ICT and artificial intelligence… are joining together in Pisa this week-end. Share this

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EU: Getting foggy in the Safe Harbor – Privacy agreement between EU and US at stake?

By Patrick Van Eecke & Loretta Marshall Today an important statement was issued endangering the free flow of personal data from the European Union to the United States. Advocate General Bot issued his opinion to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Facebook case on whether or not a national supervisory …

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ITALY – New “Digital Tax”: towards level playing field regulations?

Some Italian parliament members published a proposal for a new law that may dramatically change the scenario for e-commerce and and digital businesses in Italy. The proposal (called by some commentators as “Digital” or “Web Tax”) is substantially a combination of domestic rules affecting the taxation of the digital economy. In line with the OCSE …

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Copying jokes on Twitter: a serious business

Author: Gonzalo Santos In order to comply with the American Digital Millenium Copyright Act, Twitter has recently deleted tweets plagiarizing a joke made by an American journalist. Although the impact of copying a tweet without acknowledging who the original author is might seem small, it can have a significant effect. Many accounts in Twitter generate …

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