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10 ways to become a cyber-criminal

16 Apr 2011
Posted in Criminal Law, Internet Law

The great thing about cyber-crimes is that they’re so easy to commit.  With a computer and an internet connection, you can commit all manner of crimes from the privacy of your bedroom.  You don’t need shot-guns, bolt-cutters, getaway cars or gangs of desperados.  If you follow the instructions in this post, you can be a […]

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Copyright – how long does it last?

07 Apr 2011
Posted in Intellectual Property Law

The law of copyright protects creative output.  It is a property right which prevents copying and arises automatically even ‘before the ink is dry on the paper’.  In an age of unlimited electronic access to information and imagery of every kind, the danger of infringing someone’s copyright is ever-present.  However, the law on copyright only […]

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How to register a UK trade mark without a lawyer

04 Apr 2011
Posted in Intellectual Property Law

It is sometimes thought that a solicitor or trade mark attorney must be instructed to register a trade mark. While this is a misconception, anyone thinking of applying to register a mark without a lawyer would do well to study the legal and procedural issues, as there are plenty of pitfalls for the unwary. The […]

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Using insurance to reduce website-related risks

29 Mar 2011
Posted in Litigation, Other

When should a business seek to insure the risks that may arise out of the ownership and operation of a website? There is no simple answer, but in general terms a good insurance policy is a good way of managing the risks of any business venture. Creating a website is relatively simple; however the legal […]

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Should I instruct a lawyer, or use a template?

19 Mar 2011
Posted in Other

I’m often asked whether a lawyer is needed for a particular contract job, or whether a template document would be adequate. It can be a frustratingly difficult question to answer. In seeking out legal services, small businesses usually want reassurance that they are “covered” for legal risks, but aren’t necessarily interested in learning about the […]

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Marketplace websites and UK regulations

21 Feb 2011
Posted in Consumer Law, Contract Law, Internet Law

I’ve just finished working on a new template terms and conditions of use document for marketplace-type websites. This process has not been as straightforward as it should have been. Both the Ecommerce Regulations and the Distance Selling Regulations are poor fit for this kind of website, because of the range of different contractual relationships that […]

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What is personal data?

Personal data has no easy, clear-cut legal definition. The definition set out in the Data Protection Act 1998, enacted following European legislation in the form of Directive 95/46/EC, leaves businesses and their advisers dealing with a significant amount of uncertainty. “Personal data” are defined in the 1998 Act as: … data which relate to a […]

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Legal notice generators

28 Jan 2011
Posted in Other

We have just published two new legal notice generators: a privacy policy generator and a website disclaimer generator. These generators will be available for free on our website for a limited period (to be determined). The legal notice generators should make creating new legal documents for a simple website even easier. However, just because they […]

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What legal documents do I need for my new website?

17 May 2010
Posted in Contract Law, Internet Law

Website legal documents are like vitamins: you know they’re good for you, but you probably don’t know exactly what they do.  With a bit of research you could find out what they do – but, let’s face it, even lawyers can find legal research a little boring. There are legal aspects to all websites.  Legislation […]

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Choosing a solicitor

22 Apr 2010
Posted in Other

How should you go about choosing a commercial solicitor? At a minimum, you should be looking for someone who is expert in the relevant area of law, works efficiently, avoids errors, is able to communicate effectively with everyone else involved in the matter and produces documents and performs other work promptly and in accordance with […]

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