Why you should focus on your online presence in 2022!

The digital sector is one of the United Kingdoms (UK) most important sectors. It has a substantial economic value and has the potential to increase growth and innovation. The UK’s government has continued to improve policy and prepare legislation, that acknowledges the benefits of an open and thriving digital sector. In the UK’s non-financial sector e-commerce […]

Can you genuinely own a virtual item that you purchase?

Ownership of property is a legal concept with a very long history, and it is entwined within our capitalist societies. Property rights exist in real estate, personal property, shares in a company, and many other things. Property rights give the owner a monopoly over the property which gives them incentive to invest in improving the […]

How secure is an NFT when it comes to copyright protection?

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An NFT is a piece of metadata which describes the digital asset and provides other information which make the NFT unique, which includes the identity of the copyright owner. This information in not alterable and it is permanently stored in the blockchain. The nature of blockchain means that the information cannot be tampered with. To […]

BrewDog’s win a “solid gold Punk IPA can” advert “misleading”!

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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled on the social media advertisements by BrewDog plc. On 12 November 2020 BrewDog tweeted: “Dear People Of The World, 10 solid gold Punk IPA cans are hidden in Punk 12-packs which will ship from our online shop over the next 4 weeks. Winners receive a gold can worth […]

What is an NFT and why create one?

NFT stands for non-fungible token. Non-fungible essentially means the token is unique and cannot be replaced with another. For example, a Bitcoin is fungible, so, if you trade one bitcoin for another you would have the same thing. Whereas, if you traded one NFT for another you would have something completely different. An NFT is […]

What are your options when starting a business?

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When starting a new business venture there are several options which you could consider. These are as follows: Sole Trader: A sole trader is one person operating as an individual business. The person is the business which means that liability starts and ends with that person. If the business fails, that person could lose their […]

Is your website accessible to those with a disability?

All websites should be accessible, especially for those with a disability. All types of disabilities should be considered when designing a website or mobile application. This includes blindness, visual impairment, hearing loss and cognitive or motor impairment. The Equality Act does not specifically cover website accessibility, but it does cover the provision of services, which […]

Brexit: Exports to the EU fall sharply

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It has been reported that in the first month since Brexit (1 January 2021 to February 2021), exports of goods to the European Union fell 40.7%. It is worth noting that the latest United Kingdom (UK) Covid-19 lockdown has also contributed to the decline in trade. It is the biggest monthly decline in in British […]

E-commerce regulatory bodies

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This piece is going to briefly discuss some regulatory bodies that are an authority of e-commerce and associated areas. There is no regulatory body that has overall responsibility for the regulation of e-commerce. There are several bodies that enforce certain laws that apply to e-commerce. Some of which are: Chartered Trading Standards Institute – Protects […]

E-commerce fraud risen by 49.6%

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The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) has stated that e-commerce fraud has risen by 49.6% over the last ten years. The ACG has asked the United Kingdom (UK) government to do more to tackle this rising e-commerce fraud. The ACG wants the government to ensure the UK public is protected to the same standard as the United […]