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The governing copyright statute in the UK is the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. This law offers copyright protection in the following categories:

Under English law legal action is possible against all intervening persons who are responsible for repeating, publishing or otherwise circulating the defamation, Internet Service Providers such as Virgin Media, AOL or BT run the risk of being regarded as the publishers of libellous remarks, originated by another person, but published by them in one of their hosted websites or forums.

An amendment to the UK’s Digital Economy Bill that could force ISPs to block access to copyright-infringing websites has been slammed by the heads of the four largest UK ISPs, along with Google, Facebook, eBay and Yahoo.

The joint letter to the Financial Times claims that:

The Government's proposals regarding illegal filesharers, who internet lawyers bains cohenrepeatedly pirate material from artists such as Lady Gaga, have been confirmed in the Digital Economy Bill - published today.

A German man who gained control of over 1,519 domain names was ordered to release them to a hotel chain by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). internet lawyers bains cohen

So many companies don’t own their own domain name. They think they do, but they don’t.

Very often the owner of the domain name is not you but rather your web designer. And if you fall out with your web designer, one day you might wake up to the fact that your company’s website is switched off.


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