Randy Picker Examines Market Power and Advertising During AEI’s Discussion of Google and Antitrust

Techpolicy.com, here

Exclusionary Vertical Restraints and Antitrust: Experimental Law and Economics Contributions

C. Landeo, here

Random House and Penguin merge to take on Amazon, Apple

Reuters.com, here

Leistungsschutzrecht als Taschenspielertrick

Politik.eco.de, hier

§ 52a UrhG wird wohl verlängert, aber vermutlich nicht entfristet

Iuwis.de, hier

Privacy Takes Center Stage in Uruguay

EFF.org, here

US-Supreme Court: Richtungsweisende Entscheidung zum Secondhand-Handel erwartet

Urheberrecht.org, hier

Buyer Power and Suppliers' Incentives to Innovate

C. Koehler, C. Rammer, here.

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley Oral Arguments

Transcript here. Audio file here

NYC regulators propose rules for taxi apps

Theverge.com, here

Zur Reform des europäischen Datenschutzrechts

S. Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, here

Substitutes & football: a primer in market definition

R. Trindade, R. Smith, here

Lex Google : Hollande préfère un petit accord entre amis...

Numerama.com, here

The Annual Privacy Forum 1st edition

Privacyforum.eu, Presentations here

Would "Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality" work?

A. Acquisti, Presentation here

Good Things Come in Threes? DOJ, FTC and EC Officials Wax Eloquent About FRAND

Patentlyo.com, here

EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on the Proposed Data Protection Regulation


Off-Topic: European Council on EU's Nobel Prize for Peace

"The European Council is grateful that the European Union was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. The Prize is an honour for all European citizens and for all EU Member States and institutions. The Nobel Committee rightly reminds how "the Union and its forerunners have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in
Europe". At a time of uncertainty, this tribute to past achievements is a strong appeal to safeguard and strengthen Europe for the next generation. Aware that advancing this community of peaceful interests requires constant care and an unwavering will, the members of the European Council regard it as their personal responsibility  to ensure Europe remains a continent of progress and prosperity", here.

Proyecto de Ley de creación de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia

Congreso.es, aquì

Private Recoveries in International Cartel Cases Worldwide: What do the Data Show?

J. Connor, here

Unfair methods of competition under FTC § 5: Beyond the Sherman Act and an ex post model of enforcement

R. Peritz, here

Google News faces mass newspaper boycott in Brazil

PaidContent.org, here

Beyond the integration of Markets: The citizen at the heart of EU law

J. Almunia, here

Poland and Hungary Adapted PSI Directive Transpositions (Infringement procedures closed)

Epsiplatform.eu, here

Google se paie la presse

Owni.fr, ici.

Good practices for university open-access policies

Harvard Open Access Project, here

Privacy: FTC declines to join European criticism of Google

Washingtonpost.com, here

Behavioural problem, behavioural solution: the case of extended warranties

Oxera, here

Datenschutz: Deutschland auf Google-Facebook-Kuschelkurs

Spiegel.de, hier

Market Definition

OECD Competition Policy Roundtable, here

Unilateral Disclosure of Information with Anticompetitive Effects

OECD Competition Policy Roundtable, here

Senator wants to bring copyright law to the runway, but scholar argues fashion is like free software.

Arstechnica.com, here

The WIPO „Internet Treaties” and Copyright in the „Cloud”

M. Ficsor, here (Word file).

Licensing the Cloud

D. Gervais, here

Opinion of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights on the proposed data protection reform package

Opinion here

CJEU: Austrian Data Protection Authority not Independent

Case C-614/10, 16.10.2012, here

Open data : l'Etat cherche à monétiser les données publiques

Lesechos.fr, ici

Patent Trolls Be Gone

R. Posner, here

Fair and Effective Competition Policy in the EU: Which Role for Authorities and Which Role for the Courts after Menarini

M. Bronckers, A. Vallery, here

E-Books and Libraries: An Economic Perspective

S. Besen, S. Nataraj Kirby, here.

Google antitrust suit may have similar impact to Microsoft case in the 1990s

Guardian.co.uk, here

CNIL : Google devra revoir son utilisation des données personnelles des internautes

Lemonde.fr, ici

Règles de confidentialité de Google: principales conclusions et recommandations

Groupe de l'Article 29, ici. A voir aussi la lettre adressée à Google, ici. En anglais ici

Unauthorized File Sharing: Is It Wrong?

Piracy.americanassembly.org, here

SBB und Apple schliessen Lizenzvereinbarung ab

Sbb.ch, hier

Congressman warns FTC: Leave Google alone

Arstechnica.com, here

Datenschutz: Peter Schaar sieht Nachholbedarf bei EU-Entwurf

Heise.de, hier

Copyright, Interfaces, and a Possible Atlantic Divide

S. Vezzoso (this blog's author), here.
Abstract: "Recent copyright cases on both sides of the Atlantic focused on important interoperability issues. While the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union in SAS Institute, Inc. v. World Programming Ltd. assessed data formats under the EU Software Directive, the ruling by the Northern District of California Court in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc. dealt with application programming interfaces. The European decision is rightly celebrated as a further important step in the promotion of interoperability in the EU. This article argues that, despite appreciable signs of convergence across the Atlantic, the assessment of application programming interfaces under EU law could still turn out to be quite different, and arguably much less pro-interoperability, than under U.S. law."

HathiTrust: A Landmark Copyright Ruling

Publishersweekly.com, here

Privacy and Modern Advertising: Most US Internet Users Want “Do Not Track” to Stop Collection of Data About their Online Activities

C. Hoofnagle, J. Urban, S. Li, here

Google's privacy policy: EU data protection chiefs 'to act within days'

Guardian.co.uk, here

Privacy Regulation and Market Structure

J. Campbell, A. Goldfarb, C. Tucker, here

The Shadow of Steve Jobs in Apple’s Maps Push

Nytimes.com, here

Privacy by Design: A Counterfactual Analysis of Google and Facebook Privacy Incidents

I. Rubinstein, N. Good, here

A private celebration: Waves turns five!

DSRI-Vorträge u.a. zu aktuellen Datenschutzthemen

Legalmemory.blogspot.com, here

International Survey on Private Copying

Stichting de Thuiskopie, WIPO, here.

The Patent, Used as a Sword

Nytimes.com, here

The New Google-AAP Settlement: Some Questions and Antitrust Speculations

A. Katz, here

A Google book deal is good for everyone — except maybe Amazon

Gigaom.com, here

What Does the Chicago School Teach About Internet Search and the Antitrust Treatment of Google?

R. Bork, J. Sidak, here

French Rules Governing Post Mortem Transmission of Droit de Suite Held Constitutional

The1709blog.blogspot.fr, here

The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation

Vancouver Declaration (draft recommendations), here

Europeanization of EU member-state competition policy: The commission’s leadership role

P. Barros, J. Clougherty and J. Seldeslachts, here

FTC Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review in AndroGel "Pay-for-Delay" Case

 Federal Trade Commission v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc, petition for certiorari, here

A Network of Competition Advocates

E. Perez Motta, here

Project empowers open data in public administration

Researchinformation.info, here

Programa de Clemencia

CNC, Video (0:47), aquí. Ver también Vídeo sobre el "programa de clemencia" elaborado por la Autoridad Holandesa de Defensa de la Competencia, con los subtítulos en español adaptando parte de su contenido a la regulación española, aquì.

WIPO: The Year in Review

F. Gurry, here

New small claims track for businesses with IP disputes

News.bis.gov.uk, here.

Search engine freedom: on the implications of the right to freedom of expression for the legal governance of Web search engines

J. Van Hoboken, here

Report of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights to the fiftieth session of the WIPO General Assembly

WIPO.int, here

Ansgar Ohly: Fast jeder Urheberrechtler lehnt das Leistungsschutzrecht ab

IGEL, hier

Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively?

R. Posner, here