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Online law resources

13 Apr 2012
Posted in Internet Law

These online law resources have been chosen to help you to research, at a general level, some of the more important legal issues affecting websites and the internet. They focus on English and EU law issues, and cover the following subjects: accessibility, copyright, criminal law, data protection, defamation, domain names, ecommerce law, emarketing law and […]

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Legal checklist: user generated content

07 Apr 2012
Posted in Internet Law

The web has changed radically since 2005.  We’ve seen the rise of some websites, the demise of others; the evolution of new business models and the senescence of others; new languages, new technologies and new platforms have driven a revolution in web culture; and the principle that gives unity to that revolution is the principle […]

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What to do with website legal documents?

05 Apr 2012
Posted in Contract Law, Internet Law

So, you’ve got a new website.  You’ve got some T&Cs and a policy or two.  What now?  What should you do with your legal documents?  How should the documents be incorporated into the website? It would be nice if there were simple answers to these questions.  Something like: you should do X with your T&Cs […]

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Omit needless T&Cs

04 Jan 2012
Posted in Contract Law, Internet Law

How many legal documents should a website include?  This depends to an extent upon the nature of the website, but just as important are the inclinations of the website operator. Where possible, I try to limit the legal documents to two: a terms and conditions document and a privacy policy. The privacy policy is kept […]

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The effects of the new cookies laws

14 Jul 2011
Posted in Data Protection Law, Internet Law

On 26 May 2011, the rules about the use of cookies and similar technologies were changed. The change was prompted by amendments to the EU’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive. Although several weeks have passed since the change, few websites comply with the new law, and confusing guidance from the UK and EU data protection […]

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Offer and acceptance online

08 Jul 2011
Posted in Contract Law, Internet Law

There are three fundamental requirements for the formation of a legally enforceable contract, and they are as applicable online as offline. First, the contracting parties must agree on the terms of the contract, through the issue and acceptance of a contractual offer. Second, they must intend to create a legally binding agreement. Third, the contract […]

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Website accessibility and the Equality Act 2010

23 Jun 2011
Posted in Internet Law

Discrimination against people with disabilities is prohibited by law, but website owners often don’t realise how the law affects websites. A 2005 study found that as many as 97% of European public service websites failed to provide a minimum level of accessibility. There are few reasons to think that commercial websites are more accessible than […]

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10 ways to become a cyber-criminal

16 Apr 2011
Posted in Criminal Law, Internet Law

The great thing about cyber-crimes is that they’re so easy to commit.  With a computer and an internet connection, you can commit all manner of crimes from the privacy of your bedroom.  You don’t need shot-guns, bolt-cutters, getaway cars or gangs of desperados.  If you follow the instructions in this post, you can be a […]

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