EU NEGOTIATORS AGREED TO END UNJUSTIFIED GEOBLOCKING
Geoblocking is a technological protection measure where access to online content is restricted based upon the user's geographical location.
The new rules define three specific situations where no justification and no objective criteria for a different treatment between customers from different EU Member States are conceivable from the outset.
- The sale of goods without physical delivery. Example: A Belgian customer wishes to buy a refrigerator and finds the best deal on a German website. The customer will be entitled to order the product and collect it at the trader's premises or organise delivery himself to his home.
- The sale of electronically supplied services. Example: A Bulgarian consumer wishes to buy hosting services for her website from a Spanish company. She will now have access to the service, can register and buy this service without having to pay additional fees compared to a Spanish consumer.
- The sale of services provided in a specific physical location. Example: An Italian family can buy a trip directly to an amusement park in France without being redirected to an Italian website.
The Regulation does not impose an obligation to sell and does not harmonise prices.
The new rules will come directly into force after nine months from the publication in the EU Official Journal.
PROGRAM POLAND PRIZE
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POLAND PRIZE PROGRAMME
The government has joined the battle to attract foreign tech talent to Poland, launching a programme called Poland Prize, which is aimed at start-ups with foreign roots.read more
SHORT-TERM LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF A 'NO-DEAL' BREXIT
Judged on the current political situation in the UK, where the parliament is split between various Brexit models and apparently unable to form a political majority for one specific ‘soft’ Brexit model as well as on the announcements from the EU that the EU is not willing to renegotiate the draft Brexit deal, which was turned down by the Houses of Parliament, the likelihood of a hard Brexit has become higher than ever.read more
2019 NADCHODZĄCE ZMIANY W PRAWIE – NOWA USTAWA O ODPOWIEDZIALNOŚCI PODMIOTÓW ZBIOROWYCH
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