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Showing posts from August, 2016

More EU copyright "leaks"

Draft Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, here.
Draft Communication: Promoting a fair and efficient European copyright-based economy in the Digital Single Market, here.

Still to come:
Directive and Regulation to ensure EU implementation of the Marrakech Treaty.

Libraries of the future are going to change in some unexpected ways

BusinessInsiderUK, here.

Leak: Impact Assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules

StateWatch, here.

(Pity the annexes are missing).

"...stakeholders also underline a risk that introducing the COO (country of origin, WB) rule for online transmissions will weaken territorial licensing of rights (or even lead to mandatory pan-European licensing). They argue that the establishment of the COO rule in combination with the application of the free movement of services principle and competition law would have a detrimental effect on territorial licensing. As it is not possible to predict potential future effect that the application of the free movement of services principle and competition law may have on territorial licensing of rights, this IA does not assess impacts that the proposed intervention may have in combination with these rules".

Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web

"On August 23, 1991, new users outside of CERN were invited to join the web, marking its official anniversary, or Internaut Day."

Forget Uber: Fly over traffic jams at the push of a button

AirBus, here.

Blablacar mahnt Wettbewerber ab

Handelsblatt, hier.

Audi vernetzt seine Autos in den USA mit Ampel-Infrastruktur, hier.

Internet Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Trackers: An Archaeological Study of Web Tracking from 1996 to 2016

A. Lerner, A. Kornfeld Simpson, T. Kohno, and F. Roesner, here.

Werner Herzog’s meditations on a connected world

TechCrunch, Videos (trailer and interview) here.

Clausewitz: "Der Krieg ist mit seinem Resultat nie etwas Absolutes
Endlich ist selbst die Totalentscheidung eines ganzen Krieges nicht immer für eine absolute anzusehen...
10. Die Wahrscheinlichkeiten des wirklichen Lebens treten an die Stelle des Äußersten und Absoluten der Begriffe"

Google Fined for Breaking Russian Antitrust Rules With Android

NYTimes, here.

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