Publication date: 06/12/2011

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Augsburger Allgemeine interviews on December 1, 2011 certified lawyer Hagen Hild from lawfirm.biz – Law Firm Hild & Colleagues about the topic „Capito-Internet-ABC“ – „I from Internet Law“.

Category: Article, lawfirm.biz intern, Interviews

New EU Toys Directive

Publication date: 12/07/2011

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The Member States hat time until January 20, 2011 to implement the new directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys – these implementing regulations should be applied from July 20, 2011. We have compiled for you the important innovations mentioned in the toys directive and also in the second regulation of the equipment and product security law and which should be followed by manufactures and online sellers.

Category: Unfair Competition Law, Consumer Law, Warning letter, Article, General Terms Law, lawfirm.biz intern

Recent developments of Internet criminal law 1/2011 – part 1/3

Publication date: 04/07/2011

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According to the recently published police criminal statistics of the year 2010, the number of the recorded crimes regarding computer and Internet criminality has continued to grow strongly. 60.000 cases have been known last year, 20 percent more than a year before. The estimated high number of unknown and not registered crimes should not be underestimated. The increasing number of criminals feel safe from the law within the supposedly anonymous “legal vacuum” Internet.

Category: Article, Internet Law, Internet Penal Law, Telecommunication law, General Terms Law, Data Protection, Consumer Law, Entscheidungen

Challenges to the legal conformities of a mobile website on the internet

Publication date: 08/06/2011

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With the growing number of Smartphone users is also increasing the interest from companies to remain present in the mobile business. Applications for mobile phones - so-called apps - are already an important economic factor, which should not be underestimated. Through these apps, it is possible more than order rail tickets through mobile phones, full web pages are optimized for Smart phones including complete ordering processes. As in ecommerce, numerous statutory duties must be considered by those companies. 

Category: Internet Law, Imprint, Duty to Inform, M-Commerce, Telecommunication law, Unfair Competition Law, General Terms Law, Data Protection, Article, Entscheidungen

New withdrawal instruction from June 11, 2010

Publication date: 11/05/2010

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As from June 11, 2010 new regulations of the German Civil Code are effective in the area of distant sales and e-commerce. Thereby, the withdrawal instruction sample becomes a law status. Besides, an “eBay clause” provides for the fact that in future also in the sales through the biggest Internet auctioneers, a withdrawal term of 14 days and regulations to the compensation for the lost value will be possible.

Category: Internet Law, Power of Revocation, Consumer Law, Article

Copyright in the area of architecture and engineering

Publication date: 27/04/2010

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Every single day, the industry must fight against the spreading of pirate copies of copyrighted works. Especially the use of file sharing networks – in which music files, films or computer programs are made available for the mass-market unauthorised and free of charge – gets the right holder. Further one meets in nearly all areas of the internet the phenomenon that, via copy & paste, copyrighted pictures or texts may simply be used without the approval of the real originator. This originates several infringements of the rights of the creator of those works.

Category: Copyright Law, Architects Copyright Law, Article, Entscheidungen

Antipiracy and supervision of Peer-2-Peer-Network (P2P)

Publication date: 08/03/2010

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Representatives of the film, music and software industry must still accept considerable sales losses due to the private exchange of their copyrighted works in so-called Peer-2-Peer-Networks. Through file sharing systems, such as eMule or BitTorrent, users unite to a community and exchange the data of their computers. Not only a download of a copy of a copyrighted file takes place, rather the user also offers suitable files even to other participants to upload. The user makes also available the files of other participants which exist on his computer through the P2P network for unlawful download.

Category: File Sharing, Media Law, Music Law, Copyright Law, Consumer Law, Article, Entscheidungen


Publication date: 08/03/2010

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Can the bare looking of a film on the Internet be already unlawful? – Juridical action against film portals such as Kino.to

Internet portals which offer actual films and TV series free of charge, illegal per se, for viewing count with bigger and bigger popularity among users. However, for the film industry such portals are seen as a nightmare. During the past years, the film industry had already faced important sales losses due to copyright pirates. Due to the use of the mentioned film portals, the film industry also loses in the commercial distribution a considerable number of customers. The most prominent example at the moment of a controversial film...

Category: Media Law, Consumer Law, Copyright Law, File Sharing, Article

Relevance of the anti-trust law for the middle class

Publication date: 08/03/2010

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The European Anti-trust Law which has widely adapted to the German one, serves the protection of the genuine competition and the prevention of restraints of trade. The subject of protection is no other as the end user who profits, e.g., from a huge number of suppliers at the market and whom the cartel-illegal method damages, e.g., standardised high prices of the industrial giants on the basis of confidential agreements.

Category: Anti-Trust Law, Article, Economy + Labour & Taxes

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