Thursday, 12 May 2016

SCL Student Prize: Computer Program Functionality and Copyright

Computer Program Functionality and Copyright: "Lucie Audibert won the SCL Student Essay Prize 2016 with this piece addressing the question: To what extent should the functionality, as opposed to the source code, of computer programs be protected by copyright." 'via Blog this'

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

EUR-Lex - L:2016:119:TOC - EN - EUR-Lex

EUR-Lex - L:2016:119:TOC - EN - EUR-Lex: "Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)" 'via Blog this'

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Prof. Yu Delivers Annual Information Law Seminar at Sussex Law School

Prof. Yu Delivers Annual Information Law Seminar at Sussex Law School: "Titled "Towards the Seamless Global Distribution of Cloud Content," Yu's seminar focused on the considerable challenges cloud platforms have posed to copyright protection as well as the geographical restrictions that rights holders have introduced in response to these challenges.
The presentation called for greater adjustments to the copyright system to promote global content distribution and development of cloud technology." 'via Blog this'

Monday, 2 May 2016

Leveraging Technology in Civil Justice ODR

Leveraging Technology in Civil Justice ODR: "it is preferable to involve key justice system administrators in the implementation of an ODR system. The creation of silos between an ODR implementation project team and the people who manage the existing system will create an endless number of reasons for the initiative to fail.

 Senior judges and justice officials can participate in project governance boards or advisory boards in a directive capacity or in a less formal consultative role. Judges and civil servants can also participate in workshops and specialized consultative working groups.

In addition to gaining a range of operational insights from these stakeholders, these efforts will also help 'normalize' new ideas and processes associated with ODR, foster greater knowledge of ODR and share the 'ownership' in the newly created system.

Wider acceptance and ownership should help to support a more successful system shift into a new era of technological acceptance that will be necessary to make civil justice ODR a reality. " 'via Blog this'

Alternative dispute resolution: ODR

Alternative dispute resolution | Business Companion:

"Alternative dispute resolution can take place in various ways, including face-to-face, by telephone, in writing or online. To encourage the use of online dispute resolution (ODR) there is a European ODR platform, which allows consumers, traders and ADR providers to file, respond to, and handle disputes (including disputes where the trader and consumer are in different countries within the EU) online. 

Where a trader does business online, whether through a website or other electronic means, it must provide a link to the ODR platform website (once it is online).

In addition, all online traders must state their email address on their website (a online contact form that does not show the email address is not sufficient to meet this requirement).

Where a trader is required to use an approved ADR provider (whether by law, by scheme membership or by contract) they must give additional information to consumers. Not only must they link to the ODR platform on their website, they must also inform consumers of the existence of the ODR platform and the possibility of using the platform to resolve disputes, and they must include this information in any standard terms and conditions of business.

If an offer is made to a consumer by email, the email must contain a link to the ODR platform." 'via Blog this'