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

FSF.org, 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

TheVerge.com, here

The Avastin Lucentis case: an illicit agreement between Roche and Novartis condemned by the Italian Antitrust Authority

L. Arnaudo, here.

Antitrust and information

M. Maggiolino, here.

CAT hotel booking case: Application for disclosure of SO granted

Ruling here.

Haucap über Monopole: Facebook ist gefährlicher als Google

Netzpiloten.de, hier.

On Finding Reasonable Measures To Bridge the Gap Between Privacy Engineers and Lawyers

I. Oliver, here.

Kartellrecht in der Internet-Wirtschaft: Zeit für den more technological approach

R. Podszun, hier.

MPI on proposed trade secrets Directive

China regulator announces anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft

Reuters.com, here.

London Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

BBC, here.

CAT Hearing: Hotel pricing anti-trust probe was flawed, claims Skyscanner

Travolution.co.uk, here.

A single publisher going it alone won't counter the might of Amazon

Theguardian.com, here

Open Data for Economic Growth

World Bank, here.

Big data and data protection

Ico.org.uk, here

Economic argument on the amendment of the Intellectual Property Law (IPL) with regard to aggregation of information

Afi, Report prepared for Coalición ProInternet, here

AEEPP pide a Competencia que investigue el impacto del canon AEDE en los pequeños y medianos editores

Asociación Española de Editoriales de Publicaciones Periódicas, aquì.

The Story of Spain’s Google Tax

Medium.com, here.

Entrave à l’accès des génériques au marché: le dénigrement

E. Cuziat, Présentation ici (page 29). 

DOJ's final form brief in the Apple ebook case

Here

Skyscanner to play leading role in price parity ruling challenge with Skoosh as support

Travolution.co.uk, here

European DPAs meet with search engines on the “right to be forgotten”

Press release WP29, here

Dénigrement et abus de position dominante

Décision n° 14-D-08 du 24 juillet 2014, Autorité de la concurrence,ici.

Colombian Student Faces Prison Charges for Sharing an Academic Article Online

EFF.org, here.

YouTube Music’s Head Quits, a Setback to Paid Service

Wsj.com, here

EU Copyright Consultation Report: Relevant Quotes

L. Dobusch, here

Summer Reading: Misused English Words and Expressions in EU publications

European Court of Auditors, here.

Right to be forgotten and the Google judgment

EU Council, here

Wettbewerb auf den Finanzmärkten

Monopolkommission, hier

Kriminalisierung von Kartellrechtsverstößen in Deutschland?

Monopolkommission, hier

Wettbewerbsdefizite auf Taximärkten

Monopolkommission, hier

“Problem Practices” in EU Competition Law

N. Petit, here

Google, Facebook & Co – eine Herausforderung für die Wettbewerbspolitik

Monopolkommission, hier

The EU Commission Decision against Servier – a New Dimension to European Pharmaceutical Antitrust?

S. Gallasch, here

Data Retention after the Judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union

F. Bohm, M. Cole, here

Online Copyright Infringement: Discussion Paper

Australian Governement, here

EU May Need Extra Concessions From Google Antitrust Probe

Bloomberg.com, here.

"Ohne Lidl wären wir eingeschlafen"

FAZ, hier.

Two Barcode Resellers Settle FTC Charges That Principals Invited Competitors to Collude

Imperialvalleynews.com, here.

Open document formats selected to meet user needs

Gov.uk, here

Embracing the open opportunity

N. Kroes, here

La SACEM signe un accord avec Netflix

Numerama, ici.

Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union (Competition and Consumer Policy)

BIS, gov.uk, here.

Let’s Talk About Android – Observations on Competition in the Field of Mobile Operating Systems

T. Koerber, here.

Guidelines on recommended standard licences, datasets and charging for the re-use of documents

EC, here

Les contrats de partenariats : des bombes à retardement ?

Senat, rapport d'information n. 733. ici.

Bundeskartellamt: Brussels reaches legal limits on Google antitrust settlement

FT, here.

Court rejects ban on second hand e-book sales, refers to Europe

DutchNews.nl, here.
Google's translation of the Court's order here.

Verkoop tweedehands e-boek mag

NOS.nl, hier.

Are trade agreements setting our domestic copyright policy? The case-study of intermediary liability

Digital.org.au, here.

When economics met Antitrust : the second Chicago School and the Economization of Antitrust law

P. Bougette, M. Deschamps, F. Marty, here.

EFTA Court sheds lightness in the darkness of PSI charges!


G. Hittmair and M. de Vries,,ici.

Droit à l'oubli : c'est déjà le bazar que Google espérait provoquer

Numerama, ici.

Superare gli ostacoli alla competitività per rafforzare la crescita del paese

AGCM, Segnalazione per la legge annuale della concorrenza inviata a Governo e Parlamento, qui.

How to Make a Living from Music

D. Stopps, here

Librarians Concerned Digital Content Licences Overriding Exceptions, Limitations

IP-Watch.org, here

Uber Gets a Green Light to Operate in London

Slate.com, here

Doubt cast over proposed UK laws on private copying

Out-law.com, here

Facebook’s Model Users

F. Pasquale, here

Authors Rally Behind Amazon in Publisher Dispute

Goodereader.com, here

Innovation in E‐book Lending  

IPA, here

Copia privata, il decreto Franceschini smentito dai numeri (replica/risposta)

G.Blandini, G. Sforza, qui.

Publishers Claim Apple Order Illegally Hobbles Return to Agency Model

PublishersWeekly, here.

European Research Organisations Call On Elsevier To Withdraw Text and Data Mining Policy

LIBER, here.

Private copying, parody and quotation rights rules move closer to being implemented

Out-law.com, here

The English law of causation and the passing-on defence

Competitionbulletin.com, here

Extradition In Cartel Cases–ABA Criminal Cartel Practice and Procedure Program Summary

Cartelcapers.com, here

Libraries Starting to Adopt Pay Per Use for Digital Content

Goodereader.com, here

In­itia­ti­ve zur Datenschutz-Grund­ver­ord­nung ge­star­tet

Bmi.bund.de, hier