Hosting Liability (previously referred to as ISP Liability)

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Providing computers and internet access to students and staff means that responsibility for what they do online can, in certain circumstances, rest with the institution. JISC Legal provides a range of guidance including the Hosting Liability Overview paper which considers the extent to which FE or HE institutions are responsible for content which is made available on their computer systems.

 

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Social Media Prosecution Guidelines Set Out
Prosecutors in Scotland have set out new guidelines as to whether messages posted on social media should be treated as a crime. 

Hotel Booking Firm Fined Over Data Breach

Worldview Limited recently fined £7,500 by ICO for failing to appropriately secure personal data.  

Online News Publishers Can be Held Responsible for Defamation
The ECJ has confirmed that online news publishers can be held responsible for defamatory comments made on their website regardless of their business model.

ECJ Rules that Libraries may Digitise Books for Dedicated Terminals
The ECJ has made it clear that educational institutions may digitise lawfully held works in order to make them available to the public on “dedicated terminals".

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Recent JISC Legal Events
Scottish Council on Archives - Copyright and Cultural Heritage 2.0 (2 February 2014, Edinburgh)

This conference is takes an objective look at copyright in the digital age.  

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