German E-Commerce Law: “Button Solution” To Come into Force in August 2012

In March 2012 the German Federal Legislator adopted several comsumer protection statutes that will have considerable impact on B2C e- and m-commerce business activities in Germany, implementing, in particular, Art. 8 (2) of Directive 2011/83/EU. The new law applies to any contractural transaction that is entered into via electronic means of communication and leads to payment obligations for the consumer, i.e. any purchase of a book in an online shop, any subscription of content services made as an in app purchase, as well as any other such contract unless it is free of charge. Continue reading

Fraunhofer Study on the (Lack of) Data Security of Cloud Storage Services

Popular cloud storage sercives often lack data security. This is the result of a detailed study published by MP3 inventor Fraunhofer Institute. Fraunhofer has scrutinized  Dropbox, Cloudme, Crashplan, Mozy, Teamdrive, Ubuntu One and Wuala. Continue reading

Welcome to German IT Law

Welcome to German IT Law, JBB‘s blog on the latest developments in German and European IP/IT, Technology, Media and Software Law. We are proud to provide you with information on new statutes, judgements and political approaches regarding cutting edge issues of the information society as well as on important general German and European judicial subjects that may be different from your legal system. Our aim is to assist you in identifying legal implications when doing business in Germany. As the contents of this blog will grow continually, it is going to give you a comprehensive selection of insightful contributions, we trust you will find informative and helpful.

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