Talk at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London next Monday 17 January 2011, 18:00 - 19:00 - http://www.sas.ac.uk/events/view/8049 - by James Michael, Associate Senior Research Fellow, IALS; Editor, 'Privacy Laws & Business International'. Looks interesting and certainly very topical.
Free, but you have to register.
According to the site, the speech is going to be on "what copyright holders can do in tracing those suspected of breaching copyright by file-sharing music and other products", including
- the UK Digital Economy Act 2010, which thanks to BT and TalkTalk is going under the judicial review microscope
- whether ISPs can be required, and by whom, to identify subscribers suspected of breaching copyright by file-sharing, and the European Court of Justice's Promusicae ruling
- the French HADOPI or 'three strikes' law providing for Internet service to be suspended for those considered to be guilty of breaching copyright after three warning, and
- in Ireland, a judge approving compulsory identification of subscribers suspected of copyright breaches and then changing his mind and disapproving a similar application in a later case (here's the later case).
Those interested might also be interested these blogs about studies on online copyright enforcement vs data protection/privacy in UK, Netherlands and Poland and in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Sweden.
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