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Five Elements for Chinese Companies trading into the UK: Part (5)

Ofcom fines Vodafone £4.6m for regulatory breaches

Last week, the UK communications regulator Ofcom fined Vodafone an amount of £4.6m for breaches of the Ofcom's General Conditions of Entitlement.

01 November 2016

EU antitrust investigation of Hollywood film studios’ geo-blocking arrangements with Sky - Update

On 23 July 2015 the European Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Paramount alleging that certain clauses in content licensing agreements.

27 July 2016
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Merger control reform and challenges in the EU and UK

This article discusses recently considered and currently proposed merger control reforms in the EU and UK, including relevance to the digital sector.

26 July 2016
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European Commission’s draft Geo-Blocking Regulation fails to clear the way

The European Commission’s proposed Geo-Blocking Regulation fails to address some of the key e-commerce concerns the Commission had previously identified.

21 June 2016
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No ‘online platform’ EU regulation (for now), but general e-commerce rules will apply

European Commission refrains from imposing regulations specifically targeting online platforms, for now. General EU e-commerce rules will however apply.

20 June 2016
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Online platforms - travel agencies fined for cartel conduct

Phillip Girardet, EU, Competition & Regulatory partner, discusses how online platforms offer no special protection for possible cartel conduct following a recent CJEU decision.

23 May 2016
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European Commission findings on geo-blocking in EU e-commerce sector – implications for businesses

European Commission finds widespread geo-blocking practices in the EU e-commerce sector. We discuss the story so far and what businesses can expect.

21 April 2016
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The Digital Single Market Strategy – what comes next?

We consider EU legislative developments resulting from the Digital Single Market Strategy, and possible implications for businesses.

21 April 2016
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Pushing the boundaries: clips of cricket matches infringe copyright

The High Court finds that copyright in 8-second clips of cricket matches infringes copyright

31 March 2016
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German court dismisses German press publishers’ legal action against Google

German Court holds that Google did not abuse its dominant position by requesting to show snippets and previews of publishers’ websites for free.

26 February 2016
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CAT to hear BT appeal against Ofcom pay-television decision in July 2016

The CAT will hear BT's appeal against the decision made by Ofcom to remove a regulatory obligation imposed on Sky to offer Sky Sports 1 and 2 to...

26 February 2016
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Court grants further website blocking order against sites selling counterfeit products

High Court grants website blocking order but appeal in Cartier I is imminent

25 February 2016
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