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olympic games, ambush marketing and athletes‘ rights - July 2012
Michel Jaccard (TMT|IP, Corporate) lists in the Bilan magazine the 10 challenges in 2012 for the media and technology industries.
Over the past couple of years, the Swiss telecoms markets underwent a period of consolidation. The provision of voice services (both landline and mobile) is firmly in the hands of Swisscom (the incumbent provider), Sunrise, Orange (mobile only) and Cablecom (landline only). MVNO providers such as Lebara Mobile stand their ground, but cater mainly to private subscribers.
Cyber-mobbing: court convicts Facebook user for posting insults
Contributed by Wenger Plattner
June 21 2011
How can the government’s attitude and approach to internet issues best be described? The government has recently abandoned two bills specifically aimed at regulating the civil and criminal aspects of the provision of internet services (in 2005 and 2008 respectively). After a few years of discussion, the government finally determined that the current legislation suffices to regulate the civil and criminal aspects of the provision of internet services and that a specific regulation along the lines of the EU model was not necessary. It considered that a new regulation would raise further issues and would quickly be overtaken by the development of new technologies. Instead, it promoted a status quo situation, except for spamming, which is now regulated under the Unfair Competition Act as amended on 24 March 2006.
Ahead of its co-hosting of the European football championships with Austria in 2008, Switzerland has enacted a federal law designed to prtect the tournament from the dangers of hooliganism. Dr. Stephan Netzle, a partner with Wenger Plattner Zurich and a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, examines the new law's intentions and concerns raised by the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).