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European Commission Consults on How to Improve the Role of E-Commerce

Excerpt: Ten years ago, the European Commission sought to promote electronic commerce ("e-commerce") by adopting a directive addressing certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (2000/31/EC) (the "E-Commerce Directive"...

8th Circuit Reinstates $222,000 Statutory Damages Against File Sharer

ST. PAUL, Minn. - (Mealey's) Determining that a jury award of $222,000 from almost five years ago was constitutional, an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sep. 11 reinstated the award in favor of a group of six plaintiff record labels against a Minnesota woman accused of online file...

The Unsettled Nature of "Terms-Later" Contracting: Dr. John E. Murray, Jr. on Schnabel v. Trilegiant Corp., 697 F. 3d 110 (2d Cir. 2012)

Excerpt: Issues concerning the timing of contract formation might be assumed to be well settled in the archives of fundamental contract doctrine. In Schnabel v. Trilegiant Corporation [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], however, the United States Court...

Online Sales Tax Push Continues Despite Disappointing Returns

State officials have viewed Internet commerce with dollar signs in their eyes for decades. The few that have managed to tap the spigot of online sales in a substantive way, however, aren't reaping the promised rewards. But that's not stopping Congress from trying to open up e-commerce as ...

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