[AfrICANN-discuss] FW: Internet and E-Commerce Law News (12/16/2011)

Anne-Rachel Inne anne-rachel.inne at icann.org
Fri Dec 16 23:11:00 SAST 2011


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IBLS editorial staff and contributors around the world, will keep you informed and updated on the most relevant e-commerce and Internet themes like intellectual property , digital signatures, consumer protection, e-public procurement, cyber crime, privacy and security, e-banking, e-payments, online buys and sells, among others.

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The Latest News from Around the World

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The Latest News from Around the World
EUROPEAN UNION: Successful conclusion of the WTO''s government procurement negotiation: EU succeeds in gaining more market access
Brussels, 15 December 2011 - The World Trade Organisation''s negotiations on government procurement concluded successfully on 15 December after the Parties of the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) reached an agreement on an updated set of tender rules and additional market access commitments. The GPA covers trade in the domain of public procurement worth 500 billion Euros globally annually. According to WTO estimates, the revision of the GPA will bring extra procurement opportunities worth around 100 billion Euros.

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INTERNATIONAL: E-Commerce and Tax Law Journal
IBLS is pleased to announce its newest law publication: E-Commerce and Tax Law Journal. The Law Journal is a legal publication created and published by the IBLS, the world largest Internet law publisher and Thomas Jefferson School of Law Masters in Law Program. The Law Journal publishes writings by academics, practitioners and policy makers on a variety of topics, including e-commerce, electronic contracting, techno torts, cyber crime, privacy, Internet taxation, international taxation, etc. These are some of the most rapidly developing areas of the law, and the dialogue initiated by the journal will help form the future of these emerging fields.

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OXFORD/IBLS: Global E-Business Law and Taxation
IBLS and its global legal network of experts bring you a representative masterpiece of global e-commerce and tax legislation! IBLS presents to you the first book in Internet law series, created in partnership with Oxford University Press: "Global E-Business Law and Taxation" http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Law/Taxation/?view=usa&ci=9780195367218#Product_Details Among the numerous topics related to e-commerce, taxation is the one that still has not established homogeneity among different countries'' legislation and still represents a critical issue to be addressed from both a business and legal perspective. This book intends to provide an overview of the e-commerce and e-commerce taxation laws and principles applied by diverse countries.

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From Legal Correspondents and IBLS Editors

A EU Trademark Owner may Prevent a Competitor from Using its Trade Mark as Keyword
Internet advertisement, particularly those using search engines, has raised questions regarding intellectual property laws. For instance, a common question is whether a competitor can use other's trade mark as a keyword in Internet advertisement. This legal issue has been long debated in the United States. The European Union, however, just recently decided this specific question in the case of Interflora Inc. v. Marks & Spencer Plc. Following there is a summary of the European Court of Justice decision in this case.

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Bare Naked Brand Names !!
Last century business names were colorfully dressed with uniquely stylized lettering, colorful logos, slogans and contextual support. This century, such 'stylized dependency' has been pushed over the cliff by neo-socio-mobile-media-lingo. They're stripped and typed in black and white text as soundbite-sized 'bare naked words', blending into chat lines alongside abbreviations and numbing-mumbo-jumbo. The majority of big name brands are losing their luster. Powerful imagery from the old newspaper era of double sized full page ads are replaced by typed words on small portable devices.

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Privacy Issues with Geo-Indentification on the Internet
Geolocation technology can be used for a number of purposes ranging from marketing and target-advertising to content compliance with local regulations. Because the goal of geolocation is to monitor personal use of technology, its use can give rise to possible privacy issues, especially as this technology becomes increasingly advanced and allows those who have access to location information to pinpoint the precise location of Internet users.

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Hong Kong Property E-stamping System
Hong Kong, one of the first two countries in the world to offer e-stamping for property transfer documents, has now reorganized its electronic stamping bureau after 4 years of effective service. The Inland Revenue Department launched the E-Stamping service for tenancy agreements, sale agreements, and assignments of landed properties. E-Stamping provides a faster, more efficient and convenient option to the age-old bureaucratic manual stamping service and is also highly reliable. In fact, some countries, such as India have moved into an e-stamping regime to fight against rampant property paper counterfeits. These questions will be answered to better understand the Hong Kong E-Stamp system: For What Type of Agreements are E-Stamps Used?; Are E-Stamps Safe-- How is the System Secured?; Do I Have to Use E-Stamps for Hong Kong Property Transactions?; What is the Rate of Stamp Duty?

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Fighting Computer Crime In Singapore
The Government of Singapore has devoted significant effort to combating computer crime. It passed legislation in 1993 and periodically amends this legislation as needed. It has created new agencies and given its law enforcement personnel greater powers in its fight against these crimes. This article provides an overview of the Law on Computer Crimes in Singapore.

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