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European Union

Information Technology Directives

 

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Council Directive 2006/58/EC of 27 June 2006 amending Council Directive 2002/38/EC as regards the period of application of the value added tax arrangements applicable to radio and television broadcasting services and certain electronically supplied services

Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council 15 March 2006 on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks and amending Directive 2002/58/EC (Data retention directive)

Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights

Council Directive 2002/38/EC of 7 May 2002 amending and amending temporarily Directive 77/388/EEC as regards the value added tax arrangements applicable to radio and television broadcasting services and certain electronically supplied services

Council Regulation (EC) No 792/2002 of 7 May 2002 amending temporarily Regulation (EEC) No 218/92 on administrative cooperation in the field of indirect taxation (VAT) as regards additional measures regarding electronic commerce

Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society

Directive 2000/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on the taking up, pursuit of and prudential supervision of the business of electronic money institutions

Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (Directive on electronic commerce)

Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures

Directive 97/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 1997 on the protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts 

Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data

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Other normative acts of the European Union on Information Technology

 

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Regulation (EC) No 733/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 April 2002 on the implementation of the.eu Top Level Domain

Council Resolution of 25 March 2002 on the eEurope Action Plan 2002: accessibility of public websites and their content

Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data

Multiannual Community Action Plan on promoting safer use of the Internet - Decision No 276/1999/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 January 1999 

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EU Directives on electronic communications

 

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Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications)

Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
of 7 March 2002 on universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services (Universal Service Directive)

Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
of 7 March 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive)

Directive 2002/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
of 7 March 2002 on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services (Authorisation Directive)

Directive 2002/19/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
of 7 March 2002 on access to, and interconnection of, electronic communications networks and associated facilities (Access Directive)

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Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe OSCE

 

Freedom of the Media and the Internet - Amsterdam Recommendations

 

US legislation

 

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CAN-SPAM Act - pdf - 2003 - More info on Wikipedia

Children's Internet Protection Act - 2000 - More info on Wikipedia

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act - (2000) -pdf - More info on Wikipedia

Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act - pdf -(2000)

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act - DMCA 1998 - pdf ( US Copyright Office abstract ) ( More about DMCA on Wikipedia)

Child Online Protection Act- SUA (1998) - More info on wikipedia

No Electronic Theft (NET) Act, P.L. 105-147 (1997) - More info on Wikipedia

Electronic Freedom of Information Act, P.L. 104-231 (1996)

Communications Decency Act (1996) - More info on Wikipedia

Telecommunications Act, P.L. 104-104 (1996) - pdf- More info on wikipedia

Federal Trademark Dilution Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 1125(c) (1995)

Telecommunications Trade Act, 19 U.S.C. Sec. 3101 (1988)

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act 1986 (US) 18 USC 1030 ( More info on Wikipedia)

Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. Secs. 2510-2711 (1985) - More info on wikipedia

Electronic Communications Privacy Act (1985)

Privacy Protection Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 2000aa (1980)

Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq. (1976) ( More info about US copyright law on wikipedia)

Lanham (Trademark) Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 1051-1127 (1946)

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Jurisprudence

 

On this website :

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer vs Grokster 19 Aug 2004 - copyright, Peer2Peer, file-sharing software (PDF, 129 KB)

Decizia Comisiei Europene impotriva Microsoft Corporation-(24 Mar 2004 - anti-competition ( PDF, 1.46 MB)

RIAA ( Recording Industry Association of America  ) vs Verzion ( Verizon Internet Services) - 19 Dec 2003 - (PDF, 56KB ) - final decision

Blumenthal vs. Drudge si American Online, Inc.- 22 Apr 1998 - Internet defamation, ISPs obligation

Reno vs ACLU ( American Civil Liberties Union ) - 26 Iun 1997 - US Supreme Court - Communications Decency Act, Internet pornography

Cyber Promotions, Inc.vs. AOL ( America Online Inc.) - 4 Nov 1996 - spam

Cubby vs. CompuServe Inc - 29 Oct 1991 - ISP liability

1267632 Ontario Inv. v. Nexx Online Inc. Decision  ( junk e-mail decision )

Affaire FR3 et DNA contre Syndicats de Journalistes ( Cour d'appel de Colmar ARRET du 15 septembre 1998 )

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On other websites :

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AMAZON.COM v BARNESANDNOBLE.COM ( 14 feb 2001 ) -  Internet patent

ALS SCAN INC v REMARQ COMMUNITIES ( 6 feb 2001 )  - copyright

A&M RECORDS V NAPSTER ( 12 feb 2001 ) - copyright

ACLU of Georgia v. Miller, 977 F.Supp. 1228 (N.D. Ga. 1997) - e-mail

Bensusan Restaurant v. King, No. 96-9344 (2d Cir. Sept. 10, 1997) - jurisdiction

Bernstein v. U.S. Department of State, 974 F.Supp. 1288 (N.D. Cal. 1997) - encryption

Cardservice International v. McGee, 950 F.Supp. 737 (E.D. Va. Jan. 16, 1997) - domain names

CompuServe v. Patterson, 89 F.3d 1257 (6th Cir. 1996) - jurisdiction

Cyber Promotions v. Apex Global Information (E.D. Pa. Oct. 1, 1997) - e-mail

Cybersell Inc. v. Cybersell, Inc., 130 F.3d 414 (9th Cir. 1997) - jurisdiction

Davis v. Gracey, 111 F.3d 1472 (10th Cir. 1997) - privacy

Digital Equipment Corp. v. AltaVista Technology, 960 F.Supp. 456 (D. Mass. March 12, 1997) - jurisdiction

Hall v. LaRonde, 66 Cal.Rptr.2d 399 (Cal.Ct.App. 1997) - jurisdiction

Howard Stern v. Delphi Internet Services, 626 N.Y.S.2d. 694 (N.Y.Sup.Ct. 1995) - censorship

Inset Systems v. Instruction Set, 937 F.Supp. 161 (D. Conn. 1996) - jurisdiction

Insituform Technologies v. National EnviroTech Group, No. 97-2064 (E.D. La. Aug. 8, 1997) - trademark

Karn v. U.S. Department of State, 107 F.3d 923 (D.C.Cir. 1997) (remanding) - encryption

Maritz v. CyberGold, 947 F.Supp. 1328 (E.D. Mo. 1996) - jurisdiction

McVeigh v. Cohen, No. 98-116 (D.D.C. Jan. 26, 1998) - privacy

MTV Networks v. Curry, 867 F.Supp. 202 (S.D.N.Y. 1994) - domain names

National Basketball Association v. Motorola (2d Cir. Jan. 30, 1997) - copyright

New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U.S. 713, 714 (1971) (per curiam) - encryption

Playboy v. Frena, 839 F.Supp. 1552 (M.D. Fla. 1993) - copyright

Pres-Kap v. System One Direct Access, 636 So.2d 1351 (Fla.D.Ct.App. 1994) - jurisdiction

ProCD v. Zeidenberg, 86 F.3d 1447 (7th Cir. June 20, 1996) - software licensing

Religious Technology Center v. Netcom On-Line Communications Service, 907 F.Supp. 1361 (N.D. Cal. 1995) - copyright

Reno v. ACLU, 117 S.Ct. 2329 (1997) - censorship

Sega Enterprises v. Maphia, 948 F.Supp. 923 (1996) - copyright

State of Minnesota v. Granite Gate Resorts, No. C6-97-89 (Minn.Ct.App. Sept. 5, 1997) - jurisdiction

Steve Jackson Games v. U.S. Secret Service, 36 F.3d 457 (5th Cir. 1994) - privacy

Tasini v. New York Times Co., 972 F.Supp. 804 (S.D.N.Y. 1997) - copyright

United States v. Baker, 890 F.Supp. 1375 (E.D.Mich. 1995) - e-mail

Zeran v. America On-Line, No. 97-1523 (4th Cir. Nov. 12, 1997) - defamation

Zippo Manufacturing Co. v. Zippo Dot Com, 952 F.Supp. 1119 (W.D. Pa. 1997) - jurisdiction

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WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center - some cases on domain names

Read First: Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) - adopted by ICANN in 1999.

Cases solved using UDRP by WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center:

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Reuters Limited v Global Net 2000, Inc - reuters.com

Gordon Sumner, p/k/a Sting v Michael Urvan - sting.com

Microsoft Corporation v. Microsof.com aka Tarek Ahmed -microsof.com

United States Olympic Committee (USOC) v. Tri B-U-N Eco. Project- olympiconlinestore.com

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ECHR Jurisprudence

Copland vs United Kingdom (privacy, interception phone calls, emails and Internet traffic) - 3 April 2007

 

 

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