Hogan Lovells has recently published the March edition of its Global Payments Newsletter with the latest updates on payment technology and policy developments from around the world. Notable items in the March edition include:
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- Google’s announcement of the Android Pay mobile payments system, to allow integration of mobile payments into apps;
- Orange and Ecobank’s partnership in Africa allowing customers to
In a recent decision dated 11 December 2013, the Paris Court of Appeal confirmed that Google is a mere provider of hosting services within the meaning of the e-commerce directive and can hence benefit from the limited liability regime associated with this status.
This case involved a French actor who sued a press editor in 2008, Prisma Presse, as well … Continue Reading
On Thursday, a New York-based federal judge (Chin, J.) ruled that Google Books, a repository of over 20 million books available to be text-searched by any internet user for free, is a non-actionable “fair use.” The Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc., No. 1:05-cv-08136-DC, ___ F. Supp. 2d. ___ (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 14, 2013). Reasoning that Google Books uses “words … Continue Reading