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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | September 2005

The European Parliament dealt a blow to programmers seeking clarity on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions last month when it rejected a draft European Directive on the subject (the "CII Directive") by an overwhelming majority ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | September 2005

Summary ‡ Information security “breaches” take many forms and occur in a wide variety of settings. However, contrary to recent press reports, they do not appear to be increasing. ‡ Research indicates that only a small percentage of breaches result in any harmful use of data. ‡ Account fraud and true identity fraud — the two identity-based frauds most feared by consumers and policy makers — are actually declining ...

Deacons | August 2005

The Ministry of Information Industry ("MII") promulgated the Measures for the Administration of the Filing for the Record of Non-Commercial Internet Information Services (the "Recordal Measures") on 8 February 2005. The Recordal Measures took effect on 20 March 2005. It provides detailed guidelines on recordal filings for non-commercial websites ...

A&L Goodbody LLP | January 2005

When it comes to the patentability of computer-implemented inventions, Europe and the United States have differing and diverse opinions. The United States has a liberal approach to the patentability of computer software and will therefore grant patents for such inventions. Not so in Europe though, where computer programs are patentable only if they make a “technical contribution” to the state of the art ...

A&L Goodbody LLP | January 2005

ICC Publishes Paper on Internet Governance The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a private sector body based in California, currently operates the allocation of domain names and Internet Protocol addresses on a worldwide basis. At the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva in December 2003, the issue of transferring ICANN’s role to the United Nations was raised by a number of developing countries ...

Deacons | October 2004

The Standing Committee of the 10th National People's Congress passed the Law of the People's Republic of China on Electronic Signatures on 28 August 2004. The Law, which was promulgated on 28 August by President Hu Jintao, will enter into effect on 1 April 2005 and provides a legal basis for electronic transactions. Electronic data text The Law applies to electronic signatures in electronic data text ...

Haynes and Boone | August 2003

California Law Requires Telling Your Customers That You've Been Hacked A new California Law (Assembly Bill No. 700, Chapter 1054) went into effect on July 1, 2002 that requires companies who conduct business in California to notify their California-resident customers if their unencrypted personel information may have been stolen as a result of a security breach ...

Haynes and Boone | July 2003

Technology Update Authors Brian D. Barnard Randall E. Colson M. Ann Newton Related Practice Groups Intellectual Property A new California Law (Assembly Bill No. 700, Chapter 1054) went into effect on July 1, 2002 that requires companies who conduct business in California to notify their California-resident customers if their unencrypted personel information may have been stolen as a result of a security breach ...

Haynes and Boone | June 2003

Five years ago your CEO told you that your company had to have a “web” strategy. So, you learned everything about the Internet. You hired specialty law firms, bought software, and entered into web development and hosting agreements. You mastered all the web lingo. Now, all of that is passé ...

Asters | May 2003

The Internet is a rather young, but a very popular source of information for Ukrainian businesses and consumers. The Internet segment of the market has been actively developed recently and has acquired a high level of commercialization. According to the Ukrainian mass media, the number of Internet users in the Ukraine increased by over 70 % in 2002 ...

Haynes and Boone | June 2002

In the buzzword-compliant society that we live in, one of the loudest buzzes these days is Privacy. Start-up companies trumpet their privacy protecting software. Privacy consultants are starting to dot the landscape. Companies are employing Chief Privacy Officers. The Federal Trade Commission is bringing charges and levying fines against companies for privacy violations ...

Haynes and Boone | March 2002

Copyright 2002 American City Business Journals Inc ...

Haynes and Boone | March 2002

Introduction Imagine yourself as a trademark owner when domain names were first introduced. Your first thought of “it’s just a fad” quickly fades and you decide that your business needs a web site, whatever that may be. You hire an eighteen year old web designer, tell him to register two different domain names for the site, and sit back. An unexpected problem pops up ...

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