Toby Headdon

Toby advises on all aspects of intellectual property including dispute resolution, sale and acquisition, licensing and general advisory work. He has acted for clients across a range of sectors including publishing, technology, finance, utilities, real estate and the public sector. He also represents clients in IT disputes.

Toby is recommended by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 directories for intellectual property. He is a professional member of The Law Society, the Society for Computers and Law, the Competition Law Association and the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association. He also holds Master’s degrees in law from Columbia University (New York), where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and the University of Oxford.

Contributed to

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Linking on the web
Practice Note

This Practice Note deals with the manner in which copyright and other intellectual property rights apply in the context of linking on the web, with specific regard to the perspective of a website operator. It covers linking terminology such as hyperlinking, deep linking, embedded linking, inline linking, and framing. It also deals with linking in relation to the communication to the public right, technical access restrictions on a website, hyperlinking without the authorisation of the rightholder, website terms of use which restrict or limit linking, copyright protection for hyperlinks, website operator liability for infringement, linking and other IP rights, linking to defamatory material and linking and contractual restrictions on websites.

Web crawling, indexing, caching and scraping
Practice Note

This Practice Note explains the manner in which intellectual property and certain other rights, as well as data protection obligations, apply in the context of web crawling, indexing, caching and scraping on the web, with specific regard to the perspective of a website operator. It explains each of the key terms of crawling, indexing, caching, and scraping. It examines legal issues relating to copyright infringement, database right infringement, website terms of use, compliance with the Robot Exclusion Protocol and instructions in meta tags, the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and data protection issues.

Practice areas

Membership

  • Competition Law Association
  • Society for Computers and Law
  • The Law Society
  • British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association

Panel

  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Specialist Panel

Education

  • Columbia University (New York) Fulbright Scholar
  • University of Oxford

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