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Don't let Google dox me on Lumen Database, nameless man begs

A man trying to sue Google is so terrified of being doxed by the ad tech company's Lumen Database that he has managed to hide his name from High Court judges for almost a year. The anonymous claimant, a middle-aged man we can only name as ABC, appeared without a lawyer at London's High Court on Friday (24 August) in an …
Gareth Corfield, 28 Aug 2018
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High Court judge finds Morrisons supermarket liable for 2014 data leak

Morrisons is responsible for the leak of staff personal details by an ex-employee, the High Court ruled today. A group of 5,518 employees took the supermarket to court, with Mr Justice Langstaff of the High Court's Queen's Bench Division, sitting at Leeds Crown Court in England, ruling that those affected can claim …
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Uber loses court fight over London drivers' English language tests

Taxi app Uber has lost its legal challenge to Transport for London’s requirement that its drivers must pass English language tests, according to reports. The Financial Times, whose reporter was at the Administrative Court for the oral judgement delivered by Mr Justice John Mitting this morning, reported that drivers “must do …
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Criminal records checks 'unlawful' and 'arbitrary' rules High Court

Mandatory pre-employment criminal record checks have been ruled unlawful in the UK, following a ruling today in the High Court. Lord Justice McCombe and Mrs Justice Carr today declared the government's disclosure scheme is incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The High Court heard the …
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High Court: You've made our SH*T list – corked pirate torrent sites double in a day

The number of blacklisted torrent sites has doubled in Blighty after the High Court blocked a record number of piratical webpages. Blighty's top six ISPs have been ordered to prevent access to 53 torrent services, bringing the total number of banned pages up to 93. New sites on the list include BitSoup, IP Torrents, Isohunt, …
Jasper Hamill, 28 Nov 2014
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IBM was wrong to force UK workers off final salary pensions – judge

A UK High Court judge has said that IBM breached its duties to Brit workers with a company pension by kicking a quarter of them off its final salary scheme in 2009. IBM's "Project Waltz" was implemented in 2009 to help the company meet its 2010 target for earnings per share (EPS) and cut costs. The scheme cut benefits to …

ITV catches up with TVCatchup

Rebroadcasting copped a hit in Europe, with the Fourth Chamber of the European Court of Justice deciding that TVCatchup is infringing on ITV's copyright. The case was taken to the European beaks in 2011, on a referral from Britain's High Court. ITV had complained that TVCatchup was infringing its copyright by providing an …
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Twitter airport bomb joke conviction binned in common-sense WIN

A bloke found guilty of tweeting a "menacing" joke about blowing up a UK airport has had his conviction quashed by the High Court today. A collective sigh of relief was heard moments later from comedians addicted to the micro-blogging website. Paul Chambers, 28, was waiting to fly from Doncaster's Robin Hood airport to Belfast …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Jul 2012
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Brit judge orders Facebook to rip masks from anonymous cowards

A 45-year-old woman from Brighton who was subjected to a litany of abusive messages on Facebook has won a landmark High Court order forcing the social network to reveal the identities of anonymous internet trolls who labelled her a paedophile and a drug dealer. The Guardian reported on Friday that Nicola Brookes had received " …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Jun 2012
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Optus CEO: Our ads pay for TV, so let TV Now live

Broadcasters should support, rather than opposing, Optus’ TV Now service, the carrier’s CEO believes, because Optus is a major TV advertiser. The company has apparently taken AFL boss Andrew Demetriou’s advice to “think very carefully" about challenging the company’s April TV Now loss in in the Federal Court, and decided it’s …

Post-iiNet ISPs may celebrate, but hosts should fret

While ISPs and carriers are justified in tossing their hats skywards after iiNet’s win over rights-owners in the High Court, the decision doesn’t confer a blanket immunity over the whole IT sector. To understand why this is so, it’s necessary to understand the basis on which the High Court made its decision. Since 2008, the …
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Copyright Act could defang infringement notices: iiNet

Yesterday’s proceedings in the ongoing “iiTrial” High Court appeal turned up an interesting problem in the copyright holders’ wish to turn ISPs into their enforcers: a savvy and funded user group could use Australia’s copyright law to prevent ISPs from issuing notices against them. This issue emerged during submissions by …
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Microsoft UK and axed exec in legal smackdown

Microsoft's former UK enterprise partner director and board member Simon Negus is suing the software giant for wrongful dismissal months after it slapped a writ on him to repay part of a bonus and holiday money. He left the firm last September amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour and was the subject of a lawsuit filed …
Paul Kunert, 9 Aug 2011
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HTC sues Apple in the UK

Smartphone maker HTC is taking rival Apple to court in the UK just weeks after losing a preliminary ruling over two patent violations in the US. The latest case was filed at the High Court on 29 July according to reports on Bloomberg, but the exact nature of the litigation in HTC Europe Co v Apple Inc was not specified. …
Paul Kunert, 2 Aug 2011
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Assange™ in court to fight extradition order

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange™ arrived at London's High Court this morning to begin his challenge against an extradition order that relates to allegations of rape and sexual molestation brought by two women in Sweden. In February this year, Assange was told by Judge Howard Riddle at South East London's Belmarsh magistrates …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Jul 2011
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Nokia takes hit in High Court priority-calls patent battle

The UK High Court ruling on Nokia's infringement of patents held by IPCom has both sides declaring victory, which is jolly friendly but not entirely accurate. The latest chapter in the ongoing dispute, which goes back to 2007, falls largely in IPCom's favour in dismissing Nokia's various attempts to have the patent invalidated …
Bill Ray, 17 Jun 2011
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Contract can be formed by company's actions, High Court rules

The actions of two companies can lead to a binding contract being formed even if there is a mistake in the terms of the contract itself, the High Court has ruled. The High Court determined that a contract had existed between Statoil ASA and TTMI Sari because Statoil had paid TTMI for delivering its freight – even though there …
OUT-LAW.COM, 23 May 2011
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High Court squashes Digital Economy Act challenge

The High Court has tossed out a legal gambit by BT and Talk Talk to derail the copyright infringement portions of the Digital Economy Act. The judges rejected the arguments that the provisions designed to clean up their networks were unfair. The ISPs did get tossed a scrap, though, but it is a technicality relating to costs, and …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Apr 2011

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