Tag Archives: e-commerce

German court rules that online retailers must specify the delivery date even for ‘coming soon’ B2C pre-release orders

In a judgment of 17 May 2018, case no. 6 U 3815/17 (“Judgment”), the Court of Appeal Munich (Oberlandesgericht München – “Court of Appeal”) held that online retailers are required to indicate a precise delivery time on their website where consumers purchase products. A ‘coming soon’ notice is insufficient, even where the relevant product has not yet been released. … Continue Reading

Supreme Court strikes physical presence requirement for sales tax, with big ramifications for the Internet economy

Reversing a 1992 precedent in Quill v. North Dakota, on June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., holding that physical presence in a state is not necessary to require a remote seller to collect sales tax.  In many respects this decision sets the stage for states … Continue Reading

Changes on the horizon for the e-commerce sector?

On 15 September 2016, the European Commission published its Preliminary Report on the e-commerce sector inquiry. The report provides an overview of the prevailing market trends of e-commerce in goods and digital content, and the likely impact this will have on competition and consumer choice. While that is the focus of the report, the outcome … Continue Reading

European Commission moves to restrict geoblocking

On 25 May 2016 the European Commission published draft legislation aimed at restricting the use of geoblocking and similar practices by websites selling to into the European Union. The European Commission has published a draft regulation aimed at restricting traders from blocking access to websites by customers from other European countries, preventing geographic discrimination through use … Continue Reading

European Commission Publishes E-commerce Geo-Blocking Inquiry Findings

The European Commission (the executive of the EU) recently published the initial findings of its e-commerce inquiry, an investigative process conducted to determine whether and to what extent competition is being restricted or distorted in the sector. The inquiry focused on geo-blocking, a commercial practice whereby online providers block user access to the purchasing of … Continue Reading

Turkish Parliament Approves E-Commerce Law

Turkey’s Parliament has approved Law No. 6563 on the Regulation of Electronic Commerce (Law) aimed at creating a more secure, transparent and accessible e-commerce environment. The Law is expected to come into force 1 May 2015. The Law covers electronic communications, liabilities of service providers, contracts concluded electronically, and the information provided to consumers, as … Continue Reading

FCC Seeks Comments on a Cybersecurity Roadmap

This post was also written by Chris Cwalina and Amy Mushahwar. Securing information technology infrastructure has become a prominent focus of the Obama administration and the subject of several bills percolating on Capitol Hill. In step with these efforts, on Monday, August 9, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) requested public comment on its proposal to … Continue Reading
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