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Vodafone buys some Phones4u stores

Written by Izaz Ali on 20 September 2014

When one door closes another door opens. When Phones4u was placed in to administration many expressed genuine fears that thousands of jobs would be lost. However Vodafone has stepped in and agreed to buy 140 Phones 4u stores. This will save almost 900 jobs.
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Data Protection and UK Data Part 1

Written by Michael Coyle on 19 September 2014

Data Protection and Data in the UK. Part 1 Data is big big business and the growth of the internet has led to a huge increase in the use and abuse of personal data processed by businesses. So whilst consumers are becoming more and more confident as they interact with the Internet, so to, have businesses as they cultivate and collect the data consumers leave on line. Its worth a fortune, with the British government estimating that it will have created 58,000 new jobs and added £216 billion to the UK economy by 2017. So from Facebook, You Tube, to your ISP, your bank to your Local Authority they all use data, but to what extent. Part 1 What laws apply?
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Alibaba floats your boat

Written by Izaz Ali on 19 September 2014

One thing for sure is that today's offering is likely to be the largest initial public offering of all time. Alibaba set the price of its shares yesterday at $68, and its expected to raise up to $22bn (£13.5bn). The company is valued at $167.6bn – bigger than Amazon and more than double the value of eBay. WOW! So how did the first day go?
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Urine and litigation news

Written by Michael Coyle on 19 September 2014

Goalkeeper threatens to sue the fans having drinking from his water bottle only to discover its was their urine..ugh...talk about fans taking the..........
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Mean Tweets - Defamatory?

Written by Michael Coyle on 19 September 2014

Mean Tweets and Clean Hands: Extent of an Intermediaries liability vis-à-vis posts by Internet Trolls.
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Deadmau5 takes the Mickey

Written by Thomas Mould on 18 September 2014

Deadmau5, the famous DJ known for his use of a mouse mask on stage sought to protect his trade mark image but got more than he bargained for.
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Europe v Facebook

Written by Sophie Amos, a Work Experience student at Lawdit Solicitors on 04 September 2014

Thousands join claim against Facebook for violating EU data protection laws
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Legal compliance on the web

Written by Michael Coyle on 31 August 2014

This month was a significant month in the history of the Internet. As it was 20 years ago in August 1991, that the World Wide Web became publicly available. Its creator, Tim Berners-Lee (as he was then), posted a short summary of the project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup and that was that...the world changed for ever. So how has the law kept up?
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Music Copyright

Written by Muhammed Poswall on 30 August 2014

The importance of copyright in music law The term copyright is defined as giving the holder of the copyright exclusive rights to do various acts. These rights include the right to copy, share and adapt that work. These rights can be licensed, transferred and/or assigned. Copyright promotes a creative culture and provides for affordable access to content of entertainment for the public. Thus the purpose of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 ('CDPA') creates a balance between the interests of those who invest their work and time in creating these works and the interests of those who wish to enjoy works created by others.
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