Keeping secrets in the age of tweets: Britain’s privacy law is a mess—and increasingly unsustainable

The Economist, here

Parallel Imports and Mandatory Substitution Reform - A Kick or A Muff for Price Competition in Pharmaceuticals


D. Granlund, M. Yesim Köksal, here.

US Senator calls on Apple and Google to adopt consistent privacy policy for apps

A. Franken, here

MEP questioning the EU Commission on books for the blind

C.Engström, here.

Konferenz: Zwanzig Jahre Software-Richtlinie - Eine Bilanz

S. Labesius, hier

Report for the Hearing – MSFT v Commission – T 167-08

Here (thanks to chillingcompetition.com)

How Will the Proposed Merger Between AT&T and T-Mobile Affect Wireless Telecommunications Competition?

U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, here

Bundeskartellamt: Oligopol der Mineralölkonzerne ermöglicht einheitliche Preissetzung an den Tankstellen


Sektoruntersuchung  Kraftstoffe, Abschlussbericht Mai 2011, hier.

UN Human Rights Council on the threats to the right of to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds through the Internet


F. La Rue, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, here.

What Next for Google Books?

Conversation with J.Grimmelmann, J. Band, K. Crews, here

On Hargreaves' “Digital Copyright Exchange”

www.music4point5.com, here

Security and Other Technical Concerns Raised by the DNS Filtering Requirements in the PROTECT IP Bill


S. Crocker, D. Dagon, D. Kaminsky, D. McPherson, P. Vixie, here.

L'ebook a 40 ans > 1971 > Le Projet Gutenberg, un projet visionnaire

Actualitte.com, ici.

Merger Control: Getting the Deal Cleared in Russia

Clifford Chance, here

FTC's Amicus Brief on reverse-payment settlements

In Re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation, here.

Is Europe's IP Policy Harming its Economy?


Shadow IPR Strategy Report, European Digital Rights, here.

Standardization and Markets: Just Exactly Who Is the Government, and Why Should Antitrust Care?

C.Sagers, here

Hadopi, biens culturels et usages d’internet : pratiques et perceptions des internautes français.

Hadopi, ici

A Tale of Two Coasts: Recent RPM Enforcement in New York and California

M.Lindsay, here

Prix unique du livre numérique : que dit la loi ?

Le Point.fr, ici

Barnier to seek sweeping reform of intellectual property regime

EuropeanVoice.com, here

Apple near cloud-music deals

CNet, here.

Competitive Implications of the Proposed Acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T Mobility

R. Noll and G. Rosston, here.

French three strikes activity suspended after alleged data leak, say reports

OUT-LAW.COM, here

Is there an economic case for copyright levies?

Oxera, here.

Sicherheitsempfehlungen für Cloud Computing Anbieter

Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, hier.

The Role and Responsibility of Internet Intermediaries in the Field of Copyright in the Republic of Korea

K. Oh, ITU Workshop, here.

Le Parlement approuve définitivement la loi sur le prix du livre numérique

Le Monde, ici.

A new decade for the International Competition Network

J.Almunia, here. On competition policy and "new" markets:

Life in Google's legal department

Law.com, here

Hargreaves Report on technological change and EU copyright exceptions

From the Report:

Digital Opportunity

I. Hargreaves, here.

An Intellectual Property System for the Internet Age

J. Boyle, here

Role and Responsibility of Internet Intermediaries in the Field of Copyright (WIPO / ISOC)

Workshop, ITU, WSIS Forum 2011, Wed 18 May, program here; webcast here, recording here.

Intellectual Property and Access to Affordable Medicines: TRIPS Plus

J. Rius Sanjuan, here

International alarm rings over UK ICT policy

Computerweekly, here.

Replies to the EU consultation on collective redress published

Here. My personal selection:

Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity

McKinsey Global Institute, here

Buyer Power and Merger Policy

B.Kirkwood, here

Are Closed Systems an Antitrust Problem?

H. Kaiser, here

ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF COPYRIGHT: The Empirical Evidence So Far

C.Handke, here

Canadian Legal Information Institute seeks to defend legal research as “fair dealing”

Here

Draft: Internet Governance Principles

Council of Europe, here

Positionspapier des Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverbandes zur Reform des Urheberrechts

Méthode de détermination des sanctions pécuniaires

Autorité de la concurrence, Communiqué du 16 mai 2011, ici.

Traghetti Sardegna: avviata istruttoria per verificare una possibile intesa tra i principali operatori

Qui il provvedimento.

Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the container liner shipping sector

Competition problems in the audit market: OFT announces next steps

The General Court upholds the fine of EUR 59 million imposed on Elf Aquitaine and Arkema France for their participation in a cartel on the sodium chlorate market

MLibrary Launches Project to Identify Orphan Works

Press release, here.

European Parliament in Action!

New website dedicated to the work of the European Parliament, here.

Hargreaves Report calls for overhaul of UK copyright law

The Guardian, here.

REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY BY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL CHRISTINE VARNEY REGARDING NASDAQ OMX GROUP INC. AND INTERCONTINENTALEXCHANGE INC. ABANDONING THEIR BID FOR NYSE EURONEXT

House bill would let U.S. sue OPEC for price fixing

Thomson Reuters, here

ENTRY DECISIONS AFTER DEREGULATION: THE ROLE OF INCUMBENTS' MARKET POWER

L.Ciari, R. De Bonis, here.

Consumer Privacy and Protection in the Mobile Marketplace

Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee hearing,
May 19 2011, here

Enseignement en ligne et droit d’auteur : empilement et quelques ouvertures

Paralipomènes, ici

WIPO patent committee discusses Exception and Limitations to Patent Rights

KEI, here

3rd Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law

Conference, May 29-31.2011, Melbourne Business School, Program here.

LIBRARY COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE STATEMENT ON COPYRIGHT REFORM

Library Copyright Alliance, here.

Ratiopharm/Pfizer commitments published

A431 - RATIOPHARM/PFIZER, here (in Italian)

Lithuania: Amendment to Law on Competition Introduces Restriction of Professional Activities for Head of Undertaking infringing Antitrust Rules

ECN Brief, here

Questions to the ECJ on exhaustion and "used" software licences

C-128/11 - Oracle International Corporation, Redwood Shores, CA, USA v UsedSoft GmbH, Munich, here.

Achats et ventes de droits de livres numériques: panorama de pratiques internationales


Bureau international de l’édition française, ici.

EU Commission market tests Standard & Poor's commitments on international securities identification numbers

Press release, here

Competition Policy Issues in Financial Markets

J.Almunia, here

CONFIDENTIALITY OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CLIENTS AND THEIR PATENT ADVISORS

WIPO Secretariat, here

ICN Curriculum Project: the first four modules

Why Are Magazine App Subscriptions Priced So Weird?

Techland, here.

India finalises combination regulations

Here

iFlow calls Apple's in-app purchase rule 'an eviction notice' for e-bookseller

Futurebook.net, here.

Rethinking Music

Compiled and Presented By The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, here.

Barnett v. Barnett on Antitrust

J.Wright, here

Google's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and DOJ investigation

From the filing:

Publishers must change "radically' in digital age - Johnson

The Bookseller, here.

Three French publishers file new lawsuit against Google

The Bookseller, here

Enforcing Competition with Multiple Agencies and Private Enforcers

D. Crane, here.

The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Is Humpty Dumpty Being Put Back Together Again?”

Hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, here

Why buy Skype?

The Economist, here

Google: Our music service is legal

CNet, here

Just Google it! - The Google Book Search Settlement: A Law and Economics Analysis

F.Müller-Langer, M.Scheufen, here

Towards a New Instrument of Protection for Software in the EU? Learning the Lessons from the Harmonization Failure of Software Patentability

R.Hilty, C.Geiger, here

Civil rights groups alarmed at Copiepresse ruling against Google

Cio.de, here

Belgique : vers une loi Hadopi... ou une licence globale ?

PCInpact, ici

Google on Protecting Mobile Privacy

A. Davidson, Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, here.Other testimonies here

Antitrust Issues Associated with the Sale of e-Books and Other Digital Content

A.Stoeppelwerth, here

An Economic Argument for Electronic Privacy

J.Spratt, here

Comparative List of Proposals Related to Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for the Visually Impaired Persons and Other Persons with Print Disabilities

WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, Twenty-Second Session
Geneva, June 15 to 24, 2011, here

In a World Without Tracking & Cookies, Can Online Commerce Succeed?

Mashable, here

Reader Privacy Act Unanimously Approved by Californian Senate

Reasons Against Californian "Do Not Track" Proposal: Google, Facebook et al.

Letter to Senator Lowenthal, here. 

Audiovisuelles Erbe im Internet sichtbar machen

Netzwerk Mediatheken, hier

Changes to the rules on using cookies and similar technologies for storing information

UK Information Commissioner's Office, here

COMPETITIVE NEUTRALITY AND STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES: Challenges and policy options

A.Capobianco, H.Christiansen, here

Legal changes give Romanian Competition Council teeth

FTC v. DOJ: In this antitrust slugfest, consumers always lose

S.Pearlstein, here

Ireland moving towards a US-style “fair use” doctrine?

siliconrepublic.com, here

Considerations on the EU competition enforcement system

C. MADERO VILLAREJO, here

Arrêt Google c. Copiepresse

Cour d'appel de Bruxelles, 9ème chambre, 5 mai 2011, ici

Trading’s End: Is ACTA The Leading Edge Of A Protectionist Wave?

F.Abbott, here

WIPO DIRECTOR GENERAL’S REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

SCOPING STUDY ON COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS AND THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

S.Dusollier, here

TRIPS Amendments Needed To Restore Balance In IP, Researchers Say

C.Saez, here

Copyright, Consumers and Fairness: IP Watchlist 2011

Consumers International, here.

Google loses Copiepresse appeal

ACC, here

Suggestion de "torrent", "megaupload", "rapidshare" ne constitue pas en elle même une atteinte au droit d'auteur

SNEP c. Google, Cour d’Appel de Paris, Arrêt du 3 mai 2011, - RG n° 10/53985, ici.

Memorandum of Understanding on the sale of Counterfeit Goods over the Internet

The Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2011 (Exposure Draft): A Problematic Attempt to Prohibit Information Disclosure

B.Fisse, C. Beaton-Wells, here

Monopolies in Mexico: Compete—or else

The Economist, here

FTC v DOJ

H.Morse, here.

India’s New Privacy Regulations

M. Wugmeister, C. Rich, here

And the private copy war continues: news from the Dutch front!

L.Guibault, here

Facebook, Google und Yahoo gegen Browser-Datenschutzfunktion

Heise Online, hier

UK LOCAL BUS MARKET INVESTIGATION

Competition Commission, Provisional findings and Notice of possible remedies

Google courts professors about antitrust

Politico, here

Ensuring Competition on the Internet: Net Neutrality and Antitrust: Part II, FCC Panel

House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, Statement of Chairman Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission, here.

 “Paquet Télécom” : Simulacre de consultation et déni de démocratie

Quadrature du Net, ici

Evaluating Leniency and Modeling Cartel Durations: Time-Varying Policy Impacts and Sample Selection

J.Zhou, here.

Websites should notify EU users about privacy breaches, says justice commissioner

OUT-LAW, here

Readers' Copyright

J.Litman, here

Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger? Ein katholischer Priester/Blogger möglicherweise dagegen

Catholic News service, hier.
Aus dem Bericht:

The EU Commission alone is empowered to make a finding that there has been no breach of Article 102 TFEU

Judgment in Case C-375/09 - Prezes Urzędu Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów v
Tele 2 Polska sp. z o.o., now Netia SA

Working together to ensure Europe plays key role in Internet of the Future

N.Kroes, here.
From the speech:

Trying To Limit Net Access, Dutch Telcos Accidentally Force Government To Speak Out On Net Neutrality

Techdirt.com, here

Handbook(s): Rules Applicable to EU Antitrust/Competition Enforcement

Volume 1: General Rules, 425 pp. Volume 2: Sector Specific Rules (Agriculture, Insurance, Motor Vehicles, Postal Services, Transport), 188 pp.

La lucha contra los cárteles en España se americaniza

Expansión.com, aquí

How four major US wireless carriers collect, use and store personal location data

Responses provided to US Reps. Markey and Barton, co-Chairmen of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, here.

LG Berlin: Urheberrechtliche Haftung für eingebundene RSS-Feeds

LG Berlin, Beschluss v. 15.03.2011, Az. 15 O 103/11, here (Telemedicus)

Flash Cookie Lawsuit Against Specific Media Dismissed

Mediapost, here

Plans for Data Retention and Privacy Laws in Egypt

iapp, here

AT&T Broadband Caps Begin

PCWorld, here

Oakland County women sue Google over Android's tracking software

Here

Fair use analysis of the republishing of an entire newspaper article

RightHaven, LCC, v. Center for Intercultural Organizing, 2:10-CV-1322 JCM (LRL) (DC Nev., 2011), here

EU Commission probes Credit Default Swaps market

BEST PRACTICES ON COOPERATION BETWEEN EU NATIONAL COMPETITION AUTHORITIES IN MERGER REVIEW

Draft, here

Das Recht auf Vernetzung

S. Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, hier (FAZ.NET).

EU Commission responding to ACTA's criticism from academia

Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag zum Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger: Wir machen uns den Vorschlag der Verleger nicht zu eigen

Interview mit Stephan Wermicke, hier

EU Commission opens investigation on Cephalon/Teva patent settlement agreement

Here