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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property : Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to a number of distinct types of creations of the mind for which a set of exclusive rights are recognized - and the corresponding fields of law.[1] Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property rights include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.  (Source: Wikipedia)

Protecting Sensitive Data is Number One Security Priority


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With an explosion of data breaches in recent years, the protection of sensitive information has become a top priority for security organisations worldwide. According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, more than 535 million records have been breached in 2,651 incidents made public since 2005.1 Attackers have targeted virtually the entire gamut of sensitive content, from personal financial account data to intellectual property and high-value information of concern to the most senior lev ...   read more

Clegg Opposes ‘Snooping’ Bill


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Nick Clegg has said that the draft Communications Data Bill, which gives the authorities the right to monitor net users email and internet use, needs a "fundamental rethink”. Whilst many of the changes have been agreed, a number of MPs have criticised the ‘scope’ read more

Data encryption software to become ubiquitous


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Data encryption software is likely to become ubiquitous as information - including intellectual property and financial data - becomes a more valuable commodity, according to IT security expert Jeff Hudson. The chief executive officer of Venafi, which specialises in enterprise encryption and software certificate management, told Channel Pro that the read more

Digital Economy Act Delayed


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The UK’s Digital Economy Act has been delayed again due to "legal challenges” and it’s now thought that the act won’t come into play until 2014. The hold-up is good news for ISPs who can now breathe easy for a little while longer, before being forced to send out warning letters to their customers, that’s if the controversial act ever fully materialises. The act was originally rushed through and passed by the Labour government in 2010, just before they left power. Since then concer ...   read more

EU businesses can be shut down by new cyber law


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New laws on cyberattacks voted in by the European parliament will allow any business found to be engaging in hacking or any other cyber crime to be closed down. The new framework  will require member states ...   read more

Microsoft Fine Upheld


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Microsoft has been ordered to pay a record-breaking fine for its "near-monopoly” on the desktop which the European Court of Justice believes is an attempt to "keep rivals out of the workgroup server market”. The fine €899m dates back four years, when it was first imposed to halt the software giant’s "anticompetitive behaviour”; the new ruling means that the ECJ has decided that the original fine was "largely justified”. Last May, Microsoft put in an appeal against ...   read more

Ofcom Release Anti-Piracy Code


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Ofcom has published a draft code which will require ISPs to inform consumers if it’s suspected that their internet connection is being used for illegal downloads. The new measures are a part of the on-going Digital Economy Act 2010 and will allow customers to appeal against any possible action taken, but it will cost them £20 to do so. Ofcom say that the new code is intended to encourage internet users to "downloa ...   read more

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