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England is to take the lead from America in implementing more lenient copyrighting laws, David Cameron has announced. In an apparent move away from the strict copyrighting laws, which have dominated our country’s internet usage for so long, Cameron has voiced concerns that these have in fact been to the detriment of business creativity. Good news for entrepreneurs? Perhaps.

Website operators lie behind the scenes of the complex tapestry, which makes up the World Wide Web. Their role is valuable; however most of us give them no thought, so long as we can access the internet and relevant sites, where and when we want them! Until something goes wrong, that is. Once something defamatory is published against you or against your company, website operators become a crucial point of call in the search for who may be responsible for the original publication of the defamatory material, and also key to getting the article or site removed.

The purpose of laws surrounding defamation of character is to protect an individual’s reputation. This is bound to be a controversial area from the outset, where issues of Human Rights in relation to another individual’s freedom of speech, (namely Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights) can be raised.

Defamation of Character - A Guide To Removing A Bad Review

The Irish High Court has ruled that the country's laws forbid Internet service providers from suspending access to alleged file-swappers. The ruling was announced following a law suit by a local Internet Service Provider, UPC. The Irish Recorded Music Association previously sought a Court order to force UPC to hand over personal details of those the Association, which represents the major local record labels in Ireland, suspected of file sharing.

Early exposure to computer screens in schools and nurseries is threatening the development of a generation of young children, a top psychologist warns today.

Dr Aric Sigman is demanding a ban on screen technology in education until children reach nine, to enable them to learn about the 'real world' first. He criticised a Government 'nappy curriculum' requiring nurseries and childminders to teach children to turn on and operate televisions and computers before the age of two.

An eBay user has been slapped with a £5,000 fine (including court costs) for bidding on his own auctions to force the price up.

Early exposure to computer screens in schools and nurseries is threatening the development of a generation of young children, a top psychologist warns today.

Dr Aric Sigman is demanding a ban on screen technology in education until children reach nine, to enable them to learn about the 'real world' first. He criticised a Government 'nappy curriculum' requiring nurseries and childminders to teach children to turn on and operate televisions and computers before the age of two.

How I rumbled the lying professor: The story behind the discredited don who rubbished rivals on Amazon...then left his own wife to take the blame.

By Rachel Polonsky
Mail Online

The number one form of written communication, the Email has become such a quick and easy medium so many of us are making the mistake of treating our emails as if it were spoken language, and sometimes with grave consequences. Traditionally, letters have offered us plenty of opportunity to re-think our comments because they require printing, signing, placing the letter in an envelope, attaching a stamp and putting in the post. Emails on the other hand are transmitted virtually instantaneously and usually, once sent, are irrevocable.

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