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E-commerce in Korea
Republic of Korea E-commerce
Korean companies are accelerating their efforts to facilitate e-commerce, while the Korean government is endeavoring to come up with industrial policies central to e-commerce, ...
Is it Legal to Buy Firearms Online in the United States?
Martha L. Arias, Attorney at Law; IBLS Editor
Yes, it is. According to United States federal laws, people may legally buy firearms online provided that certain regulations are followed. The United States ...
China’s C2C (Consumer to consumer) Market is rapidly Growing
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director.
according to China’s Internet Network Information Center’s (CNNIC) survey conducted in March 2006. CNNIC survey showed that China’s C2C market (also known as ...
Legal Precedent Set for Web Accesibility
Disability Rights Advocates and National Federation of the Blind
A federal district court judge recently ruled in September that a retailer may be sued if its website is inaccessible to the blind. The ...
Pennsylvania is Selling Airport- Confiscated Items on eBay
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director.
Do you want your useful pocket knife, beloved machete, practical scissors, handy handcuffs or sausage grinder, once confiscated at a U.S. airport security check ...
An U.S. Retailer may be Sued if its Website is Inaccessible to the Blind
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director.
according to a recent decision by a United States (U.S.) Federal Judge in California. The U.S. National Federation for the Blind (NFB) sued ...
37 US Attorney Generals and the Phillip Morris U.S. Company sign agreement to prevent illegal sells of cigarettes over the Internet
Martha L. Arias, LL.B., J.D., LL.M.
The Attorney Generals found that an illegal sell of PM US cigarettes was taken place over the internet. The agreement calls for ...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection –CBP- Information on Internet Purchases
Martha L. Arias, LL.B., J.D., LL.M.
The United States Customs and Border Protection website, www.cbp.gov, offers individuals an inclusive page with information on Internet purchases. CBP states that ...
The EU Finetunes Regulation to Create a Strong Online Single Market
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director – Europe
The European Commission is overhauling consumer contract rules to pave the way for the creation of a strong online single market. Just as they ...
The Apple Controversy in Europe Heats up
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director – Europe
Now that the Microsoft EU controversy seems to be coming to a close, European consumer organizations have joined forces to embark on another legal ...
Washington State Streamlined Internet Sales Tax of 2008
Kelly O'Connell, IBLS Editor
Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law Senate Bill 5089, the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (SSUTA) bill, a measure encouraging ...
Stop! Private Information Ahead
IBLS Contributor: Odia Kagan, Partner, Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Nov Yagur Law Offices – Tel Aviv, Israel, okagan@sbilaw.com
California initiates a far-reaching change in the protection of online privacy. It is expected that this law will have far-reaching implications as it applies ...
Online Shopping: An Overview of the Legal Pitfalls Facing Business to Consumer E-commerce Within the context of South Africa Law
Murdoch Watney
Purchasing goods and/or services online is quick, convenient and allows the purchasing or selling of services and/or goods outside the borders of a country.[1] ...
European Union Legislation on Electronic Communication Networks
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
Electronic communication networks (ECNs) are technological means that facilitate e-trading; governments deliberately regulate them because they are used to trade financial products. The European ...
EU Special VAT Registration Scheme for Non-EU Businesses
IBLS Editorial Staff
There is a special VAT registration scheme for non-EU businesses, such as private individuals and non-business organizations, that provide 'electronically supplied service' to EU ...
Home Delivery: Online Sales of Marihuana
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director.
The following are excerpts from an ‘online marihuana dealer:’ “Simply be aware to actually buy real marijuana online is a crap shoot and ...
eBay Hustles to Secure E-payment Dominance
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director – Europe
eBay company PayPal is modifying its company structure and strategy in Europe to ensure market dominance in the online payment sector. The electronic ...
Personal Data in a Website may Violate the EU Data Protection Directive
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
The European Union (EU) Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (DPD), article 3(1), states that this Directive applies to the processing of person al data wholly ...
Are Tax Authorities Surfing E-business’ Web?
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
Sure they are; and they will. We all have heard of Uncle Sam's, and its counterpart in other countries, far reaching compliance investigations. ...
Europe says No to Online Advertisement Monopoly- Google-DoubleClick Deal
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
The European Consumers Organization- Beuc, opposes Google's acquisition of DoubleClick and so expressed in its letter to the EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes. Google, ...
EU Study Finds Widespread Violations of Online Sales Law
Kelly O'Connell, IBLS Editor
In a just-completed October 2007 study of online sales that focused upon the European travel industry, the European Commission found that violations of simple ...
Selling Vehicle Servicing Contracts over the Internet
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Years ago, car dealers began selling vehicle servicing contracts (VSCs) over the Internet. VSCs are equivalent to extended warranties; thus, they are contracts ...
Are E-Mails Subject to Conversion as a Matter of Law?
Martha L. Arias, Attorney at Law; IBLS Editor
Nowadays, a great percentage of a business communications is conducted through e-mail. E-mails may be erroneously sent to an unintended recipient, which could even ...
Imitation of E-Business Models
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Editor
In the competitive business community of the 21 Century, technological and business innovations are very likely to be imitated. The improvement of innovations ...
Everyone Wants a Bite of the Apple
Martha L. Arias; IBLS Editor
Many may agree with the statement that the United States is the country of lawsuits. In Europe and Latin America -where most countries have ...
Data Regarding a Person’s Tax Information Constitutes Personal Data under European Community Law, Part II
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
When a data subject alleges violation of privacy for unauthorized transmission of personal data, the analysis, under most countries’ legislations, starts by determining whether ...