Archive for 09/25/2006

Court of Appeal ruling on TUPE in outsourcing

  • 09/25/2006
  • Jim Byford
  • Comments Off on Court of Appeal ruling on TUPE in outsourcing

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) provide protection to employees of an undertaking that transfers from one owner to another. There has always been some difficulty in defining precisely what is meant by an “undertaking”, particularly in the context of outsourcing,…

Belgian copyright ruling against Google news links

  • 09/19/2006
  • Jim Byford
  • Comments Off on Belgian copyright ruling against Google news links

Google has been ordered to change its news service in Belgium after the Courts found that it infringed the copyright of other news producers. The service reproduced headlines, thumbnail images and the first line or two of a story from the…

Competition law – Yamaha forced to change anti-internet distribution policy

  • 09/18/2006
  • Jim Byford
  • Comments Off on Competition law – Yamaha forced to change anti-internet distribution policy

Yamaha has been forced to abandon a discount scheme for dealers after an Office of Fair Trading investigation into the scheme was launched. The scheme provided discounts to Yamaha dealers who sold Yamaha’s high-end electronic pianos and keyboards face-to-face rather…

Database rights – ownership as between agent and principal

  • 09/15/2006
  • Jim Byford
  • Comments Off on Database rights – ownership as between agent and principal

The Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997 provide that the owner of a database is the person who invests or assumes the risk in creating the database. Where a database is created by an employee, it is owned by…