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Don't make us pay compensation for employee data breach, Morrisons begs UK court

Lawyers for supermarket chain Morrisons today urged the UK Court of Appeal to overturn an earlier judgment that made the company partly liable for a criminal data breach that saw 100,000 people’s payroll details published via Tor. Four years ago a disgruntled Morrisons employee, Andrew Skelton, who had legitimate access to the …
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Sex offenders need internet access, judge rules

A British court has ruled that denying a sex offender access to the internet is an unreasonable intrusion into his civil rights. "Nowadays it is entirely unreasonable to ban anybody from accessing the internet in their home," Mr Justice Collins ruled at the court of appeal in London, the Guardian reports. The case stemmed …
Iain Thomson, 14 Nov 2012
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ECJ asked to rule on crucial internet publishing jurisdiction issue

The Court of Appeal has asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to decide whether online publishing takes place where information is hosted or where it is read. The High Court had previously said that a company is responsible for "making available" material where a server is based rather than where the reader accesses it, …
OUT-LAW.COM, 31 Mar 2011
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Judges reject Operation Ore appeal

The Court of Appeal has rejected claims that some individuals prosecuted under Operation Ore for incitement to distribute indecent photographs were themselves the victims of credit card fraud. Operation Ore was a major, long-running investigation by UK police into individuals who appeared on a US-based database – Landslide – …
Jane Fae , 6 Dec 2010
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Inventor only entitled to share of employer's actual patent earnings

The inventor of a medical device is entitled to a 'fair share' of the actual benefit earned from that device by his employer, the Court of Appeal has ruled. An inventor cannot complain if his employer did not exploit the invention well or at all, it said. Professor Ian Shanks invented a device which drew precise amounts of …
OUT-LAW.COM, 29 Nov 2010
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Courts bar dodgy documents from divorce cases

People involved in divorce wrangles will no longer be able to use dodgily-obtained documents to prove their spouse is hiding money, following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling. Previously courts would consider information obtained by the poorer party about the other's finances, even if it was secretly copied from a …
Team Register, 29 Jul 2010
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Appeal Court: TV menu decision was irrational, but not unfair

A broadcasting platform did not break the rules on the placing of stations in its electronic programme guide (EPG) even though its decision was partly irrationally based and it used criteria not specifically listed in its policy. The Freesat platform is a satellite service broadcasting free to air stations. Television shopping …
OUT-LAW.COM, 4 Feb 2010
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Judge: Informal emails, phone calls did not establish a contract

A series of emails and phone calls were not sufficient to establish a contract, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The communications did not contain enough information or the formal qualities necessary for a contract to have been made, it said. Language school the European Language Center (ELC) used to use vacant summer …
OUT-LAW.COM, 4 Aug 2009
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ECHR overturns Court of Appeal prisoner privacy ruling

Prisoners have the same right to privacy in medical correspondence as they do in relation to communication with their MPs, the European Court of Human Rights has said. The Court has overturned a ruling of the UK's Court of Appeal. The Court said that fears that a prison inmate might send secret messages to the outside world …
OUT-LAW.COM, 9 Jun 2009
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Ford faces tax bill for unsold cars

A court ruling has thrown into doubt a company's right to reclaim VAT relating to goods that it later repossessed. The ruling could undermine the usefulness of businesses retaining the right to repossess goods they supply to other businesses. The Court of Appeal has told car maker Ford that it could not escape liability for …
OUT-LAW.COM, 17 Apr 2009
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MySpace rant was not private, rules US Court of Appeal

A student who wrote an unflattering diatribe about her hometown on MySpace has lost a claim that its republication by a local paper invaded her privacy. She might yet prove that its wider dissemination was an intentional infliction of emotional distress. University student Cynthia Moreno published a rant on her MySpace page …
OUT-LAW.COM, 9 Apr 2009
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Qualcomm import ban lifted

The US Court of Appeals has ruled that the International Trade Commission can't actually ban third parties from importing kit containing Qualcomm chips, even if they breach a Broadcom patent. In June last year the ITC issued a ban which prevented third parties from importing devices containing specific Qualcomm chips, on the …
Bill Ray, 15 Oct 2008
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RIPA ruling closes encryption key loophole

A landmark ruling over the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) may just have reduced our rights to refuse to self-incriminate. Or not, if you accept the arguments of the judges involved. The verdict handed down in the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal last week, relates to a plot in which the the …
Jane Fae , 14 Oct 2008
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Ruling makes it easier to get software patents in the UK

The Court of Appeal has refused to accept the UK Intellectual Property Office's rejection of a patent for a piece of software in a move which experts say will open the door for more software patents in the UK. Symbian has won the right to patent a piece of software which makes other software run more quickly. The Court of …
OUT-LAW.COM, 13 Oct 2008

Sony can sue distributor for sales value of stolen goods, not just cost

A distributor which lost a consignment of PlayStation memory cards must compensate Sony at the sale price of the cards and not their cost to manufacture, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Sony Computer Entertainment UK used Cinram Logistics for the storage and distribution of some of its goods. Seventeen thousand memory cards for …
OUT-LAW.COM, 10 Sep 2008
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Three found guilty of web extremism plot

Three British Muslims face prison after a jury at Blackfriars Crown Court in London today found them guilty of involvement in an online plot to spread jihadism. Dewsbury schoolboy Hammaad Munshi was 16 when he was arrested in 2006. Along with 23-year-old Aabid Khan, from Bradford, and 23-year-old Sultan Muhammed, from …
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So, what can you photograph?

Updated It may surprise readers to learn that with a few very specific exceptions, there is no law in the UK against taking photographs. That said, there are a range of quite specific exceptions to this rule. There is no law against taking photographs on private property: however, “no photography” may be a condition of entry to many …
Jane Fae , 23 Jun 2008
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Data collation can evade Data Protection Act

The selection and collation of information from several files held on a person does not necessarily count as processing of personal data, according to the Court of Appeal. The activity can escape the remit of the Data Protection Act. The Court of Appeal overturned a High Court decision on the issue of the creation of personal …
OUT-LAW.COM, 17 Apr 2007

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