Implementing the revised EU Electronic Communications Framework

UK Government, here

Search Engine Competition with Network Externalities

C.Argenton and J.Prüfer, here

Upgrading the "More Economic Approach": Appropriate Standards of Forensic Economics

One of the topics discussed at this year's International Conference of the Bundeskartellamt was "Requirements of proof in court - the economic approach".


P.Samuelson, here

The Future of Software Patents

J.Bessen, here

The New Hungarian Rules on Damages Caused by Horizontal Hardcore Cartels: Presumed Price Increase and Limited Protection for Whistleblowers – An Analytical Introduction

C.Nagy, here.

Code Is Law, Does Anyone Get It Yet?

L.Lessig, here.

Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection

European Self-regulation for Online Behavioural Advertising

IAB Europe, here. Read also Which?' analysis.

Google/ITA might have come out differently at the FTC?

Spontaneous question raised reading this front page story on WSJ.

The Librarian of Congress on Judge Chin's opinion

If Search Neutrality is the Answer, What’s the Question?

G.Manne, J.Wright, here.

European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee approves a report favouring the elaboration of an optional European Contract Law

Here. Diana Wallis' report here. Read also the EU Comm's press release

Die schlauen, datenfressenden Maschinen

Kap. I und II aus dem Buch von K.Kurz und F.Rieger, Die Datenfresser, S.Fischer Verlag, 2011. 

Urheberrecht im Lichte der EU-Grundrechtecharta: Hyperlinks auf urheberrechtswidrige Angebote zulässig

BGH 14.10.2010 - I ZR 191/08, hier. Aus den Entscheidungsgründen:

Rediscovering the Spirit of Competition: On the Normative Value of the Competitive Process

O.Andriychuk, here

Background and update on negotiations for a WIPO copyright treaty for persons who are blind or have other disabilities

KEI, here.

European Data Protection Commissioners: need for a comprehensive data protection framework

The Problem of 'Personal Data' in Cloud Computing - What Information is Regulated? The Cloud of Unknowing

W.Hon, C.Millard, I. Walden, Part 1 and Part 2. 

The dream of a virtual library of out-of-print books is dead, for now

S.Turow, letter to the Editor of the NYT.

Location-based services on mobile phones: getting crowded

The Economist, here.

Deal or No Deal? Politik- oder Wettbewerbsorientierung in der Europäischen Wirtschaftsordnung?

O.Budzinski, B.Kuchinke, hier.

Protection of competition in the online marketplace and search neutrality debated at Westminster


Who pays for Data Protection?

V.Reding, here

Analysis of the consultation launched by the Green Paper on "Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries"


Playtime over in Android Land?

Bloomberg Businessweek, here; Google's reaction, here

Unraveling the Rejection: The Google Book Settlement

Copyright Clearance Center, Online Seminar: transcript and audio

BGH "" veröffentlicht

Urteil des I. Zivilsenats vom 28.10.2010 - I ZR 60/09, hier (Telemedicus). 

Le Groupement des Cartes bancaires s'engage à réviser à la baisse la plupart des commissions

Communiqué de presse de l'Autorité de la Concurrence; engagements proposés.

OFT and CC publish practice principles for the design and presentation of consumer survey research in merger inquiries


German copyright policy 2011: Introduction of a new neighbouring right for press publishers?

T.Kreutzer, here

Milan Tribunal on Google's liability for libelous "autocompletion"

Google Said to Be Possible Target of Antitrust Probe After ITA Acquisition

Bloomberg, here.

The international regulation of transnational mergers

J.Clarke, here

On Google Books settlement and congressional intervention

Interview with J.Grimmelmann, here

IPRED Versus The Sharing of Culture: Moving Away From Enforcement

La Quadrature du Net, here

DOJ Antitrust Division and FTC on International Cooperation and the ICN in 2010

DOJ: here. FTC: here, p.54-55; 58.

Competition and Choice in Retail Banking.

UK Treasury Committee, here

Against Notice Skepticism

M.Calo, here

“Lex Facebook” – Hessen will Online-Datenschutz verschärfen

K.Ewald, hier.

The State of 'Do Not Track' on the Internet

D.Daw (PCWorld), here.

Was darf Bildung und Forschung an Hochschulen den Staat kosten? Wie setzt das Gemeinwohl dem Recht am geistigen Eigentum und kommerziellen Interessen Grenzen?

OLG München, 24.03.2011, Az. 6 WG 12/09, Pressemitteilung hier.

Resale price maintenance complaint in the Chinese automobile industry

Here (Mondaq).

MEPs Marietje Schaake and Christian Engstrom submit formal questions on appointment of Maria Martin-Prat to EU copyright post

Questions here.

A Guide For the Perplexed Part IV: The Rejection of the Google Books Settlement

J.Band, here

OFT statement on Competition Appeal Tribunal’s judgment in construction recruitment forum case


Section 2 in a Web 2.0 World: An Expanded Vision of Relevant Product Markets

P.Jones Harbour, T.Koslov, here

YouTube's Reply In Viacom Appeal Case


Der beste IP 1. Aprilscherz

Disentangling Industrial Policy and Competition Policy in China

N.Bush, Y.Bo, here

Some Speculation About Mirror Neurons and Copyright

S.McJohn, here.
From the abstract:

Comment on the Draft Recommendation on the protection of human rights with regard to search engines

EFF, here. Council of Europe Draft Recommendation here

Patent system reform as seen from the FTC

IPColloquium's guests are S.Michel and W.Cohen, here.

EU Commission confirms it is investigating Deutsche Bahn for abuse of dominant position (also not an April fool)

"It has been alleged that Deutsche Bahn group, and in particular Deutsche Bahn Energie, the de facto sole supplier of electricity for traction trains in Germany, would be giving preferential treatment to the group's rail freight arm. The Commission officials were accompanied by their counterparts from the German competition authority", here.

The Pope has a new copyright law (not an April fool)