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FIFA rejects FC Barcelona appeal against transfer ban -
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- Google Glass Into Europe: A Small Step or a Giant Leap?
- Drugs and the Internet: FDA Distributes New...more
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US: Following loss before the Supreme Court, Aereo “astonishes” broadcasters with new legal strategy - New York-based Aereo asserts in federal district court that it is entitled to a compulsory license...more
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In this issue:
- Apps and Data Privacy
– New Guidelines from the German DPAs New Developments in Cybersecurity Regulation
- Refer-a-Friend Functionality on the Internet – Federal Court underpins its...more
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