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2009 Podcasts

Interviews, news and views

OUT-LAW Radio is a free 10-minute podcast, updated every Thursday. You can download and listen to the latest episode now (on your computer or on the move) or follow the instructions to subscribe and receive each new episode every week.

  • Facebook faces consumer rights

    03 Dec 2009

    A Norwegian consumer protection group that successfully took on Apple has identified its next target: Facebook.

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  • Does net cut-off plan break EU law?

    26 Nov 2009

    One academic has said that the disconnection of open Wi-Fi network operators for other people's actions under the Government's anti-filesharing plan could break EU law.

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  • Is anonymisation a myth?

    19 Nov 2009

    We look at new research which claims that people whose information is contained in supposedly anonymised databases can in fact be commonly identified.

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  • Can data centres survive carbon cutting?

    28 Oct 2009

    We look at the UK's pioneering scheme to cut carbon emissions and ask: will it force power-hungry data centres to flee abroad?

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  • Class actions to come to Scotland?

    15 Oct 2009

    We look into a review of Scottish litigation that recommends the introduction of the controversial class action process that some people could see as either the saviour of consumers or a gravy train for greedy lawyers.

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  • Whatever happened to P3P?

    08 Oct 2009

    We find out why the P3P system which allowed computers and websites to automatically negotiate the use of private information failed and look at what might replace it.

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  • What does 'non-commercial' mean?

    01 Oct 2009

    We examine the term at the heart of many copyright licences and find that nobody – not lawyers, users of content, or creators of it – is exactly sure what it means.

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  • Should patent infringers be jailed?

    10 Sep 2009

    Inventor of the wind-up radio Trevor Baylis has called for patent infringement to be criminalised. He tells OUT-LAW Radio why.

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  • The forgotten IP right

    03 Sep 2009

    We talk to a lobbyist who is petitioning the UK's Prime Minister to raise the profile of possibly the least talked about intellectual property right: design rights.

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  • Teenage clicks

    27 Aug 2009

    Feargal Sharkey, former Undertone turned industry bigwig, discusses a recent report on the real downloading habits of the UK's youth and just how many concessions the industry should make to downloaders.

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