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Welcome! I am teaching law at St. Petersburg State University and engaged in legal practice with the international law firm Dentons. Major part of my research is connected to virtual worlds and massive multiplayer online games (a broad field which includes Internet law, video game law, virtual law and game studies). My legal practice is focused on providing support to computer game companies. This interest derives from my passion for computer games which I consider as one of the most important cultural artifacts ever created. Please note that this blog conveys my private opinion which is not necessarily shared by any organisations I am associated with. For more formal and detailed introduction please visit my website arkhipov.info which serves more as a 'business card'.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The UK Draft Consumer Rights Bill 2013...

...has specific chapter for digital content

The deifinition 2(8) sets forth that "Digital content" means data which are produced and supplied in digital form. It is clearly open for interpretation.

Substantial matters are dealt with in Chapter 3 which  applies to a contract under which a trader provides or agrees to provide digital content to a consumer, if the digital content is provided or to be provided: (a) for a price paid by the consumer, or (b) free with goods or services or other digital content for which the consumer pays a price.

The Draft Bill and associated documents are available here.