Why Everyone Was Wrong About Net Neutrality

T. Wu, here.

FCC Passes Strict Net Neutrality Regulations On 3-2 Vote

TechCrunch, here.

"Modern regulatory approach" "Legally sustainable rules".

Press Release, here. Chairman Wheeler Statement, here.

Dissenting Statements here and here.

ACCC v Pfizer Australia

Federal Court of Australia, here

Intellectual Property and Competition

H. Hovenkamp, here

Google's Quiet Dominance Over The 'Ad Tech' Industry

A. Grunes, here

Mehr Mobilitätsanbieter in Deutschland: Chancen für Verbraucher

J. Haucap, Präsentation hier

Google Starts Testing Mobile App Ads In The Google Play Store

TechCrunch, here

CMA seeks information on online reviews and endorsements

Google Play’s Rapid Rise in Germany

Appannie.com, here

La CNMC impone sanciones a varios operadores de productos petrolíferos

CNMC, aquì

Why the Print Catalog Is Back in Style

HBR, here.

"instead of sending every customer his brand’s largest book, he looks for frequent website visitors and asks, 'Can I only send her 50 pages, or 20, as a reminder of, ‘Oh, I’ve got to go to the website’?”

Producers of Power Rangers Fan Video Might Be In For Copyright Fight

Deadline.com, here

Vision for a digital single market

L. Neville-Rolfe, here

Net Neutrality Meets Regulatory Economics 101

J. Wright, here.

Tobacco Plain Packaging Discussion Lights Up Again At WTO

IP-watch, here.

Some thoughts on data-driven business models

R. Ehrenberg, Presentation here

The Invention of the Software Patent

R. Picker, here

Limitations and Exceptions as Key Elements of the Legal Framework for Copyright in the European Union – Opinion on the Judgment of the CJEU in Case C-201/13 Deckmyn

J. Griffiths et al., here

North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission

US Supreme Court, here.

Higher Regional Court dismisses appeal in German cement cartel case

Carteldamageclaims.com, here

Chip firms put security center stage for the internet of things

GigaOm, here

Holy See: Creative approach to intellectual property necessary for health care

Vatican Radio, here

The Patent Guide: A handbook for analysing and interpreting patent data

UK  Intellectual Property Office, here.

Sensory and Sensibility - Will Copyright Awake Your Senses?

E. Rosati, Presentation here

Removing Barriers to Literacy: How the Marrakesh VIP Treaty Can Change Lives

WIPO, here

Unentgeldliche TV-Mitschnitte im Schulunterricht und an Universitäten

Petitionsausschuss des deutschen Bundestages, hier

The Advisory Council to Google on the Right to be Forgotten


Spotify exec: We collect an ‘enormous amount of data on what people are listening to, where, and in what context’

VentureBeat, here.

Why Apple would benefit from building electric car tech

GigaOm, here.

DOJ Is Right About Apple e-Books

WSJ, here (and below).
The Journal mischaracterizes the trial court’s ruling in the Justice Department’s antitrust case against Apple and five e-book publishers (“All Along the Apple Watchtower,” Review & Outlook, Feb. 17). Specifically, you say that the court found that “allowing consumers to read e-books on the iPad was an antitrust conspiracy.” Not so. The case was about agreements on a vital dimension of competition, namely price. It has long been a universally accepted proposition in both law and economics that agreements among competitors to set and regulate prices are anticompetitive. Thus, the court correctly found the agreements illegal. It is no justification that the agreements were intended to wrest control over the pricing of e-books from Amazon, the dominant player in e-book retailing.
Legitimate competition erodes a dominant firm’s position by offering consumers better prices or products. Here consumers received a worse deal. Indeed, the court found that the agreements led to an almost immediate 18% increase in the average price of e-books—hardly a boon to consumer welfare.
You are on more solid ground as regards the activities of the special master appointed to oversee Apple’s compliance with the verdict. (The publishers settled with DOJ before trial.) Even losing antitrust defendants deserve fairness and a reasonable post-verdict opportunity to show good faith efforts to comply with a court order. As you describe, there is ample evidence that this special master has overreached by placing burdens on Apple that are unnecessary to assuring adherence to the final judgment. As you urge, the Second Circuit should sack the special master or at least rein in his powers.
Theodore A. Gebhard

From social media service to advertising network

ICRI/CIR, in close cooperation with iMinds-SMIT, here

An annotated guide to Facebook's privacy settings (that you've never read)

The Star and D. Fraser, here

Google, Facebook und Co.: Kartellrechtler sorgen sich um Nutzerdaten

Heise.de, hier

Tobacco industry waged ‘David and Goliath’ campaign against EU

Independent.co.uk, here.
Report (The revision of the 2014 European tobacco products directive: an analysis of the tobacco industry’ s attempts to ‘break the health silo’here.  

Competition and consumer protection in the cyberspace marketplace

J. Joseph, P. M. Rao, here

Accor a saisi l’Autorité de la concurrence contre Booking.com

LesEchos.fr, ici.

Kleine Apps, große Hoffnungen

FAZ, hier.
European App Economy 2015 here

Google To Comply with Privacy Measures Set Forth by Italy's DPA

Privacyassociation.org, here

"The subject of the film, Edward Snowden, could not be here tonight for some treason"

ArsTechnica, here

Reda Report explained

J. Reda, here

Weil Obtains Final Approval of Favorable Nationwide Class Action Settlement for Local Television Industry in Antitrust Lawsuit Against the SESAC Performance Rights Organization

Weil.com, here. Order here

Análisis de la Contratación Pública en España: Oportunidades de mejora desde el punto de vista de la Competencia

CNMC, aquì

Managing Tensions In Online Marketplaces

J. Jordan, here

LIBER Argues For Pan-European TDM Exception

Libereurope.eu, here

Model contracts for licensing interoperability information

P. Laurent and B. Jean for the European Commission DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology, here (pdf download).

Urheberrechtsreform: Alle gegen Julia

FAZ, hier

C4C Supports the Balanced Approach Taken by MEP Reda and Explains Why

Copyright4creativity.eu, here

Axelle Lemaire veut donner un statut aux données d'intérêt général

Nextinpact.com, ici.

The Wealth of Nations

In Our Time, Podcast  here.

Haucap: "Facebook ist viel gefährlicher als Google"

Rp-online.de, hier.

Google wins dismissal of U.S. lawsuit over Android app limits

Reuters.com, here. Order here.

Footnote 9:  "At a higher level of abstraction, this means that those competitors who cannot access users are unable to improve their search algorithms, thereby impairing their ability to compete with Defendant on the merits of their respective search products... This is akin to the theory of Sherman Act § 2 monopoly maintenance described in Microsoft, 253 F.3d at 60-62, wherein Microsoft’s exclusive licensing terms prevented OEMs from promoting rival Internet browsers, thereby reducing rival browser usage and developer interest in those browsers, with the effect of maintaining developer focus on developing for Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which contributed to maintaining Microsoft’s monopoly over the market for operating systems" (emphasis added).