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2004 Articles

  • Spammers ruin e-mail marketing for everyone

    26 Oct 2005

    Spammers' antics are ruining brands' reputations on the web, according to a recent roundtable of leading industry experts, with healthcare suppliers' brands continuing to be hardest hit by spam peddling illicit medicinal offers

  • Strip club argues image rights with Zeta-Jones

    26 Oct 2005

    Catherine Zeta-Jones has sued a strip club in Reno, Nevada over its use of her image on its web site, which carried the tagline "The Friendliest Topless Cabaret in Reno," according to media reports.

  • Rogue traders to be tackled by new European law

    11 Oct 2005

    New legislation to prevent unscrupulous traders evading consumer protection authorities by targeting consumers living in other EU countries will come into force in 2006, the Commission announced on Friday.

  • Microsoft loses fight to delay EU sanctions

    23 Dec 2004

    The European Court of First Instance has rejected Microsoft's request that sanctions imposed on them following an antitrust ruling by the Commission be suspended until an appeal of the antitrust decision is completed.

  • Judge rejects guilty plea in spam trial

    23 Dec 2004

    A former AOL employee accused of stealing the ISP's customer database and selling it to spammers had his guilty plea rejected on Tuesday when a US judge queried whether his actions actually amounted to a crime.

  • Top five legal changes for the IT industry in 2005

    23 Dec 2004

    Will you get socks this Christmas? Will it snow? What laws will change in 2005? For those who care about the latter, OUT-LAW presents its best guess at the five biggest legal changes for the IT industry in 2005.

  • Web sites fail disabled shoppers this Christmas

    23 Dec 2004

    The UK's top e-tailers have let down disabled internet users and missed an opportunity to boost their Christmas sales by effectively closing their doors on a sector with significant buying power, according to the latest survey from AbilityNet.

  • Some relief for Ryanair, some clarity for disabled rights

    22 Dec 2004

    The Court of Appeal has partially overturned a disability discrimination ruling against Ryanair. The no-frills airline was discriminating, the judges agreed, but so was Stansted Airport, and both airline and airport must share the consequent liability....

  • Recycle your old mobile for charity

    22 Dec 2004

    If you get a new mobile phone for Christmas, don't forget about your old one. That's the seasonal message from The Recycling Appeal, which is looking for donations of old mobile phones to support some of the UK's leading charities.

  • PLCs hit back at complaints on web accessibility

    22 Dec 2004

    Some FTSE 100 companies receive three or four complaints every week saying that their web sites are not accessible, according to a corporate forum which this month attacked the lack of guidance to accompany the UK's disability rights legislation.