The IPKat: KAT-EXCLUSIVE: EU Commission due to issue legislative proposal on content portability in spring 2016, wants to make some exceptions mandatory, and dreams of full copyright harmonisation The draft communication, here. Posted from Diigo.
European Court of Justice: Judgment in Case C-201/14 Smaranda Bara and Others (transfer of data between public authorithies) “EU law precludes the transfer and processing of personal data between two public administrative bodies without the persons concerned (data subjects) having been informed in advance”. ECJ: Case C-362/14 Maximillian Schrems (USA safe harbour scheme) “…the Commission […]
Causa C-117/13 Technische Universität Darmstadt.pdf “Uno Stato membro può autorizzare le biblioteche a digitalizzare, senza il consenso dei titolari dei diritti, determinati libri della loro collezione al fine di proporli su posti di lettura elettronica. Gli Stati membri possono, entro certi limiti e a determinate condizioni qual i il pagamento di un equo compenso ai […]
Julia Reda – Reda Report adopted: A turning point in the copyright debate “Today, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament passed an amended version of my copyright evaluation report with a broad majority. “ Posted from Diigo.
European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation into Amazon’s e-book distribution arrangements “The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into certain business practices by Amazon in the distribution of electronic books (“e-books”). The Commission will in particular investigate certain clauses included in Amazon’s contracts with publishers. […]
European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – A Digital Single Market for Europe: Commission sets out 16 initiatives to make it happen ” three pillars: (1) better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe; (2) creating the right conditions and a level playing field for digital networks and […]
EC to level Europe’s telecoms playing field | TelecomTV “Reuters says it’s seen a document that indicates that the European Commission is going to tilt the playing field in favour of European telcos as part of a general overhaul of the Europe’s telecom rules next year.” Posted from Diigo.
Julia Reda – Report: EU copyright rules are maladapted to the increase of cross-border cultural exchange on the web “Although the directive was meant to adapt copyright to the digital age, in reality it is blocking the exchange of knowledge and culture across borders today.” Link al Draft Report Posted from Diigo.
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed creation of a joint venture between three collective rights management organisations (CMOs) in the online licensing of musical works is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. Posted from Diigo.
New Leak Reveals Luxembourg Tax Deals for Disney, Koch Brothers Empire | International Consortium of Investigative Journalists “The first set of Luxembourg tax deals, published by ICIJ and its media partners on Nov. 5, was arranged through the accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. The latest set of documents reveal that the aggressive tax structures are being brokered […]