Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Value of Illegally Shared Music File

OLG Frankfurt a.M. 11U 115/13

The Regional Court of Appeal in Frankfurt had to decide on the value of a damage claim for illegal file sharing on the internet. The file was a music song in the charts which was illegally offered for download to an unlimited number of people on the internet. As there are no tariffs for files illegally shared the court mainly considered what tariff the infringer would have had to pay to the rights holder for a legal file sharing online of such a music song. It held that the amount of 200 Euros was market standard for retrieving a licence to share a music file on the internet.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

New UK Cyber Essentials Scheme

On June 5th, the UK government launched a new industry-backed scheme which helps organisations to protect themselves against cyber attacks. If certification is obtained organisations gain a new Cyber Essentials badge which should assist them in demonstrating to third parties that they have taken the prescribed steps and are managing their exposure to cyber risks.

The UK government requires all suppliers bidding for certain sensitive and personal information handling contracts to be certified against Cyber Essentials scheme from October 2014.