Posted in IP Law, IT Law

Naast Ziggo en XS4ALL moeten ook andere internet service providers The Pirate Bay blokkeren

Now even KPN, Tele2, Zeelandnet and CAIW have to comply to the ban within 10 days.


Posted in IT Law, Privacy

How Much Will the GDPR Change Consumer Technology?

The main obstacle for tech companies will probably be the consent, which s required clean and free for all sort of operations.

Needless to mention, data privacy too will be a big hurdle: not only names and surnames, but also device ID and IP address.


Posted in Consumer Law, IT Law

Augmented Reality: a new legal frontier for marketing?

In the UK the current Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing (CAP code) by the Advertisinng Standards Authority, there is no explicit mention of AR/VR.


  • Regarding the “Electronic cigarette advertising prohibitions” , the same authority above explicitly includes “in-game advertisements (including AR and VR environments)”, and
  • even in lack of guidance, the current legal discipline describes marketing communications (i.e. advertisements) as ‘obviously identifiable as such’, therefore even a non-inclusive list of media may not stand this test.


Posted in Consumer Law, Contract Law, IT Law

Overeenkomst over domeinregistratie mag stilzwijgend worden verlengd

Again from teh Netherlands: can a domain be silently renewed?

IN this case ,the consumer appealed to the Van Dam law, which applies to consumer contracts and bans tacit renewals and limits such contracts to max 1 year.

Yet, does the domain provision apply to such law?

According to the Court, not, since a plain domain (without mailbox and additional service) is seen as a single service. This is a one-off and not a subscription that renews periodically (?).