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Monthly Archives: November 2011

A free and open Internet in Europe? Case C-70/10 Scarlet Extended SA v SABM

Prof. Lorna Woods

Photo: Xeni Jardin (xeni, CC via flickr)

Case C‑70/10 Scarlet Extended SA v. Société belge des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs SCRL (SABAM), judgment 24 November 2011 here.

In 2004, SABAM requested that...

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Patentability and Human Embryos: Case C-34/10 Oliver Brüstle vs. Greenpeace

Post by Chiara Berneri

Photo: euthman (CC via flickr)

In a judgment on the 18th of October 2011, Oliver Brüstle vs. Greenpeace (Case No.  C-34/10), the European Court of Justice found that destructive research on human embryos cannot be patented. The Court established a broad definition of...

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Sky: a ‘fit and proper person’ to hold a broadcasting licence?

by Prof. Lorna Woods

The Leveson Enquiry is focussing, understandably enough, on the regulation on the press, but there are more general issues which at some point will need to be addressed.  One of these is the question of whether Sky, as part of the Murdoch media empire,...

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James Murdoch before the select committee: The rules on giving evidence

Post by Prof. Lorna Woods

James Murdoch has been called by the select committee to verify the evidence he gave to that committee earlier this year. The problem means that his evidence conflicts with that given by others, so somebody must - at best - be misremembering events. It is timely therefore to...

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