gig economy
Sorry, Deliveroo Drivers: No Group Negotiation For You, Says High Court

Working out the finer legal points of the gig economy has been a key pastime for the UK legal system over the last couple of years, and it's just upheld a previous ruling that Deliveroo drivers are not employed by the company and therefore can't negotiate as a group. Read More >>

Meet The UK Barrister Suing Uber To Make It Pay VAT

Jolyon Maugham, QC, believes Uber should be paying VAT in the UK. And he intends to prove it. Read More >>

Kickasstorrents Banned
The British Torrent Blockade Continues as the BPI Strikes Again

It's not just the Pirate Bay that's feeling the sting of High Court-infused blocking orders. Three more torrent sites, KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy, have been given the special treatment thanks to the BPI, just like TPB, with BT, Virgin, O2 and Be already blocking them off the face of the UK internet. Read More >>

Common Sense Prevails, Twitter Airport Bomb-Joke-Man Cleared at Appeal

Hooray for common sense. Paul Chambers, the man who joked he would blow-up an airport if it didn't get its act together and actually work properly, has been cleared of his conviction from back in 2010 by the High Court in London. Obvious-Twitter-joking can now recommence. Read More >>

Twitterati in Court to Support Paul Chambers’ “Bomb” Joke Appeal

Today sees the unfortunately famous Paul Chambers attend the high court, to learn of the fate of his appeal for making that joke on Twitter. The joke about bombing Doncaster's Robin Hood airport. Read More >>

Facebook Ordered to Unmask Internet Trolls

Internet trolls are a sad reflection of human society let lose on the internet. They spread their bile behind the protection of anonymity, and can follow you anywhere on the internet and out on the street. Now one woman is taking the fight to back to them; she has a court order forcing Facebook to unmask the vile hate mongers. Read More >>

Queue Up Those Downloads: Court Tells UK ISPs to Block The Pirate Bay

The long-running saga of the war on file-sharing site The Pirate Bay has taken a sad new legal turn, with the UK's High Court ruling, as previously expected, that our ISPs are now obliged to restrict access to the huge torrent specialist. Read More >>

Over 9,000 Porn Pirates Caught With Their Pants Down as O2’s Hand Is Forced

Looks like those pirating porn on O2 are about to get a little more exposure than they bargained for. The broadband arm of the mobile network has been ordered by the High Court to give up the personal details of over 9,000 customers to smut baron Ben Dover, over accusations of porn piracy. Read More >>

You Just Got Served By a Poke

In a landmark ruling by the English High Court, Facebook can now be used to serve notices and legal claims like injunctions, court orders and court summons within the UK. Now they'll be no where to hide. Read More >>

The Pirate Bay Might Get the Newzbin-Treatment and Be Blocked In the UK

The UK seems like the land of opportunity for the creative industry right now. The latest name on the chopping block of the legally dubious blockade saga is The Pirate Bay. The high court has ruled what we all knew already, TPB unlawfully shares copyrighted music. Read More >>

Landmark Ruling Sees High Court Order BT To Block Newzbin2 In Filesharing Clampdown

The high court has broken ground in the UK, with a first-of-its-kind copyright ruling ordering BT to block Newzbin2 within 14 days. The ruling follows the request of a coalition of Hollywood studios and could set a precedent leading to more filesharing clampdowns. Read More >>