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OBLIN Attorneys at Law LLP
On 3 September 2020, the Austrian government introduced a draft of its long-anticipated Communication Platform Act (‘Kommunikationsplattformen-Gesetz', KoPI-G), ...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
An Austrian ski-resort operator (Lizum) placed an advertisement showing a female model in a white singlet (see picture). The ad contains the slogan:...
Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OG
Based on the Austrian Act on Dentists the Chamber of Dentists has issued a (re-strictive) Directive on Advertising. Amongst others the directive limits the size of advertisements in print media to the quarter of a page.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Electronic sports (esports) are booming, despite the fact that videogames have existed now for more than 30 years.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
The cardboard packaging contained five pieces of cake individually wrapped in plastic foil.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The CJEU's ruling essentially forms a balancing of the right to privacy vs freedom of speech.
Wolf Theiss
E-Commerce Plattformen sind nicht verpflichtet, dem Verbraucher vor Vertragsabschluss stets die Telefonnummer zur Verfügung zu stellen – es gibt auch andere Optionen.
Wolf Theiss
E-commerce platforms are not obligated in all cases to make a telephone number available to consumers before the conclusion of the contract – there are other options.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Social Media is omnipresent these days and individuals as well as companies increasingly use these instruments as communication and marketing tools.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The Austrian Advertising Council (Österreichischer Werberat) is the self-regulating body of the Austrian advertising industry.
Wolf Theiss
With the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 on the cross-border portability of online content services in the Union ("Portability-Regulation"), a major step towards abolishing geo-blocking...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Before Easter 2017, Palmers, a leading clothing manufacturer in Austria, started an advertising campaign for its lingerie collection.
Wolf Theiss
The operator of an online discussion forum in principle cannot be held liable for unlawful content of users provided that the incriminated content is deleted in due time.
Geistwert Lawyers
On 9 March 2016, the Provincial Court Düsseldorf ("LG Düsseldorf") held that using Facebook's popular Like-Button on a business website contravenes privacy and unfair competition laws...
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The commercial use of private apps and the licensing implications of remote software access are hot topics for businesses.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
It is unlawful for advertisements to include a direct exhortation to children to purchase – however, it is still unclear what this actually means in practice.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Just recently, media around the world reported about the Spanish football club Real Madrid spending the incredible sum of EUR 100 million to acquire the Welsh midfield star Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur.
European Union
Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OG
In its judgment "FashionID" (C-40/17 of 29 July 2019), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) substantiates its previous rulings on the joint responsibility of website operators and social media providers.
Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OG
Mit seinem Urteil in der Rechtssache „FashionID" (C-40/17 vom 29.7.2019) konkretisiert der Europäische Gerichtshof seine bisherige Rechtsprechung zur gemeinsamen Verantwortlichkeit von Webseitenbetreibern und Social-Media-Anbietern.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 16 June 2015, in a case of first impression, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights issued its final decision regarding the liability of a news portal for offensive comments made by its users.
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