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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Now You See It...

Neeraj Thomas

the 5th of July 2012 may not be a date etched on the memory of football fans, but its significance should not be underestimated. It was on that day in Zurich that the International Football Association Board (“IFAB”) met and finally approved the introduction of video technology in football.

The use of technology in football has long been a controversial issue. The when, how and where to use it often meant the discussion became too difficult and any attempts to properly consider its introduction did not get off the ground.

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The Wait Is Over... New EU General Data Protection Regulation Formally Adopted

Joanne Snedden

We have been talking and speculating about upcoming data protection reforms for years - but now they are finally here!  After over four years of arduous negotiations through the European institutions, the text of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finalised on 8 April and formally adopted by the European Parliament last Thursday.

Political agreement on the GDPR was reached just before Christmas last year, and over the last few months we have been getting to grips with the main changes.  Now the legislation has been formally adopted, we have a clearer unde

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LChalmers

Breach Of Copyright: Taking On The Many-Headed Hydra Of Online Publication

Roddy Cairns

There was a potentially significant development in online copyright law recently as Advocate General Wathelet delivered an opinion on whether the act of posting hyperlinks to websites which displayed protected works without the copyright owner’s consent could amount to a breach of copyright.

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