Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Bibliography for foundation essay

Reminder - 4 categories:
Case law (UK, European, US)
Legislation (UK, Euro, US)
Academic books and articles
All other documents/news articles/websites etc.
Be as complete and consistent as you can - use 'Law and the Internet' as your guide. Good luck!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Reading for next week - extra

You might find it useful to read: Beyond Liability: Injunctions after L’Oreal v eBay
Toby Headdon (2011) Computers and Law, at  http://www.scl.org/site.aspx?i=ed21599

Friday, 21 October 2011

Monday, 20 June 2011

Free access to Info until 26th June

Info is Emerald’s Journal of the week. This means that all of info’s content from 1999 onwards is accessible online for free, until the 26th June. Here’s a direct link to the table of contents:

Monday, 13 June 2011

Twitter faces Norwich Pharmacal orde...

Net neutrality in Europe: Beyond irony: Twitter faces Norwich Pharmacal orde...: "Freedom of expression is butting up against privacy and super-injunctions in the UK. Here's the plot - a month ago, a married footballer w..."

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All Essex ITME-Internet LL.M. 'outreach' (that means you!) activities are now incorporated into our research centre's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/exccel1 Press 'Like' to keep up with our news.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Monday, 14 March 2011

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Internet kill-switch: UK law

Communications Act 2003 and Civil Contingencies Act both give quite wide powers for the UK Culture Secretary (for it is that Hunt) to switch off the Internet to preserve "public order" - just as in most North African and Gulf states"to protect the public from any threat to public safety or public health, or in the interests of national security". Department for Culture, Media and Sport explains: "It would have to be a very serious threat for these powers to be used, something like a major cyber attack. The powers are subject to review and if it was used inappropriately there could be an appeal to the competitions appeal tribunal. Any decision to use them would have to comply with public law and the Human Rights Act."
Note that these reviews take years and would not prevent the type of short-term switch-off seen recently in Libya and Egypt. It is in the end a matter of judgement and politics whether repression results from these laws.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Turkish court to ban Blogger.com for copyright infringement

Google has run into trouble previously with YouTube videos - now it is users and their football blogs violating copyright. Is banning Blogger (and its 600,000 Turkish bloggers) a disproportionate response?

Friday, 4 February 2011

Essex LL.M. Scholarships

Please note forthcoming scholarships across all LLMs:
Tinson Scholarships: students from the former Soviet Bloc. This fund is for all fees.
Abbey Santander Master Scholarships five scholarships of £5000 available and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to students who would not otherwise be able to take up a place at Essex: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela who have graduated from certain universities.
£1000 Towards Living Costs: Students from Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Romania and Lithuania will automatically receive £1,000 towards living costs while studying in the UK.
Further information on the University of Essex Student Finance website.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Essex in springtime

Its really very warm here compared to North America or Northern Europe - I just got back from Montreal and New York, where it was -5 to -25 windchill, to the balmy 7-12 degrees of late winter in south-east England (the snow events in December were very out of character).
It may not be very sunny but that cloud blanket is warmish!
Wivenhoe House - the hotel at the top of campus named after Wivenhoe Park (the painting at top of blog is Constable's celebrated study of Wivenhoe Park, in the National Gallery in Washington D.C.)

The Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre - state of the art theatre built 3 years ago - described rudely by Prince Charles as like a space invader dustbin crashed into the hillside! Named after our long-serving former Vice Chancellor

The library and pond - sensational views from the top floor

The campus from the southeast - top left is the library, centre at the top is Wivenhoe House, the entire right corner is the Olympic-upgraded sports facilities (and car parks), and the disk centre-top is the Ivor Crewe Theatre (the Law School is in the quad just below that).

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Happy New Year!

A reminder that the LL.M. has different blogs for the various courses, which are listed on the left side column. Also, do check some New Year's Internet law predictions from the Society for Computers and Law (mine is the first).