Delaware becomes first state to give heirs broad digital assets access

ArsTechnica, here

The Internet's Original Sin

E. Zuckerman, here.

Certification Allows US Trade Negotiators to Rewrite TPP Copyright Rules, here

Octane Fitness May Require a Summary Judgment Motion for an Exceptional Case Findings, here

Deux décisions relatives à des refus d’accorder des licences dans des conditions équitables, raisonnables et non discriminatoires dans le domaine de la téléphonie mobile

F. Marty, ici (p.8-9).

This Is YouTube Music Key, Google's Upcoming Subscription Service With Offline Support, Background Audio, No Ads, Free Play Music Key, here

The war between Uber and India’s taxi operators is hotting up, here

Patent Trolls: Evidence from Targeted Firms

L. Cohen, U. Gurun, S. Duke Kominers, here

The right to be forgotten and the EU data protection reform: Why we must see through a distorted debate and adopt strong new rules soon

M. Reicherts, here

At the Edge of the License: Where the ODbL Ends and the Community Guidelines Begin, here.

Federal Circuit upholds a Walker Process claim

OrangeBookBlog, Here.

Do ask, do tell, do nothing: the EU Commission and all those copyright consultations

The1709blog, here.

Stalled Gazprom Antitrust Case May Suggest Unease for Energy Sanctions

NYTimes, here.

NCAA Found To Violate Antitrust Laws In Preventing Schools From Sharing Licensing Revenue With Student Athletes, here.

Google’s "Tough" European Summer, here.

China’s Energetic Enforcement of Antitrust Rules Alarms Foreign Firms

NYTimes, here.

Update on our response to the European Google judgment

Iconewsblog, here.

CIA infosec guru: US govt must buy all zero-days and set them free

TheRegister, here.

Google's responses to the Article 29 Working Party concerning the right to be forgotten

The Cult of Sharing, here

Die Google Republik

ARD, Plusminus, hier

Facebook invades your personality, not your privacy

E. Morozov, here

Hachette CEO: “More than 80% of the ebooks we publish are priced at $9.99 or lower”, here

Science research grants awarded on the basis of patents is patently wrong, here.

Entertaining Summer Reading Re MFNs

"THE CHAIRMAN:  We saw from Mr Italianer's speech at Innsbruck that the CMA could have followed the German approach and actually tackled the rate parity issue head on, but it chose not to do that? MISS BACON:  The German approach was to attack the MFN provision, the OFT's Approach was to look at the discounting restriction.  So there are two different mechanisms of addressing the issues in this market place.  This is not a challenge to the OFT ---- THE CHAIRMAN:  It is not a competition between competition authorities, I know that. MISS BACON:  This appeal is not a challenge to the scope of the CMA's investigation. THE CHAIRMAN:  I know that too. MISS BACON:  I am simply answering the question as to why they were.  As I have pointed out, it is in Mr Rasmussen's evidence. MR WILKS:  Although MFNs were highlighted in the Statement of Objections. MISS BACON:  I am going to come to that.  They were highlighted in the Statement of Objections as part of the relevant context which was why the OFT was opening in this investigation.  What the OFT said in the Statement of Objections was that it was not, it had not investigated the extent to which MFNs did exacerbate these restrictions of competition, and it is common ground, undisputed, that the focus of the OFT's investigation was not on MFNs, it was on the discounting restrictions, it was on what was regarded as RPM."

A Letter to Our Readers, here.

Global Coalition of Access to Research, Science and Education Organizations calls on STM to Withdraw New Model Licenses, here.

Copia privata: la Siae gioca a babbo natale contro la Apple

G. Scorza, qui.
Consumatore italiano ben più "tollerante" di quello britannico (e la buffonata dell'acquisto ed elargizione di telefonini difficilmente immaginabile oltremanica):
"The Government do not believe that British consumers
would tolerate private copying levies. They are inefficient,
bureaucratic and unfair, and disadvantage people who
pay for content."

The HathiTrust Decision

R. Picker, Presentation, here

El debate sobre la interoperabilidad informática en el derecho de autor comunitario

B. González Otero, aquì.

Like clueless guinea pigs

E. Morozov, here

Indemnización de daños y perjuicios por boicot a raíz cártel del seguro de daños decenal (SDD): Notas a propósito de la sentencia del juzgado mercantil no 12 de Madrid de 9 de mayo de 2014 (MUSAAT v. ASEFA, CASER y SCOR)

F. Marcos, aquì.

Exclusivité des droits de diffusion des matches de rugby: accord suspendu

Autorité de la concurrence, Décision n° 14-MC-01 du 30 juillet 2014, ici; communiqué de presse ici.

Alinéa 234: "Une pratique consistant à réserver l’attribution de droits attractifs à l’opérateur dominant est donc susceptible de contribuer à la fermer le secteur de la télévision payante en France.
Comme le souligne le CSA, cette atteinte au marché serait d’autant plus néfaste que les pratiques dénoncées interviennent alors que le principal concurrent de l’entreprise dominante, la société beIN Sports, n’est actif sur le marché que depuis deux ans, et qu’il
est encore en phase de conquête d’abonnés."

FSF congratulates UK Government on choosing Open Document Format, here

UK Private Copy Debate

House of Lords, Official Report, here (pp. 1553-1582).

UK Goverment: "The presence of the contract override
clause gives users, consumers and businesses certainty
and clarity that the exceptions apply in all circumstances
regardless of the detail of a contract. Without such
clauses restrictive contract terms could prevent the
uses permitted by the exceptions, thus preventing benefits
from being realised. This is not merely a hypothetical
fear. Many responses to the various consultations have
told us that contracts permitting access to copyright
works frequently contain terms that prevent users
from carrying out activity that otherwise would be
permitted by law (...). The law will apply to contracts regardless of
the date on which they were formed but will take effect
only after the new law comes into force. The contract
override provisions simply ensure that, where the law
provides for an exception to copyright, people are able
to rely on that law without having to work out whether
there is a contract term to the contrary creating a
whole patchwork of different legal situations.
Ensuring that the personal copying exception cannot
be overridden by contract terms will mean that consumers
are given clarity and certainty over what they can do
with the media they buy. Most people assume that the
law already allows them to make the type of personal
copies covered by our legislation. Very few people read
the detailed licensing terms that accompany digital
downloads. We want the goods so we just tend to
accept the terms. Ensuring that the new law on personal
copying applies in all circumstances, regardless of
contract and licensing terms, will bring much needed
clarity to the law and fairness for consumers, which I
welcome" (p. 1575).
 "The Government believe that the copyright system has not
kept pace with the digital revolution. As a result, a
great many intuitively acceptable activities are illegal
or uncertain. These changes relating to private copying,
parody and use of quotations form part of a package
that should make copyright works more valuable to
all, give users clarity about their rights and build
respect for copyright in the process. They will contribute
to a more modern statute book that meets the challenges
of an increasingly digital and changing world" (p. 1580).

EU Data Protection law: a 'right to be forgotten'?

House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Home Affairs, Health and Education, here

Amazon finally explains what it wants from Hachette: lower ebook prices, here