EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Approved

New Media and Technology Law

The European Commission recently formally adopted the much discussed EU-U.S. Privacy EU privacy Privacy Shield“ Privacy Shield.” ” For a summary of what this may mean for U.S. companies, please see my colleague’s post on our Privacy and Data Security Blog.

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@FooYunChee: White House “Irritated” as EU antitrust regulators open third front against Google — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

What a shock: The EU’s pursuit of Google, along with probes into other U.S. via @FooYunChee: White House “Irritated” as EU antitrust regulators open third front against Google — Artist Rights Watch.

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EU Adopts Net Neutrality

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: The EU is setting new rules that guarantee net neutrality for the 28 member states of the European Union. The European Parliament has voted to support the new regime, which ends roaming charges by Christmas

Alkiviadou on Regulating Hate Speech in the EU @NatalieAlk

Media Law Prof Blog

Natalie Alkiviadou, University of Central Lancashire, UCLan, Cyprus, has published Regulating Hate Speech in the EU in Online Hate Speech in the European Union.

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EU Commissioner For Justice May Suggest Regulation For Facebook, Other Social Media, To Control Hate Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

The Guardian reports that the EU Commissioner for Justice and Consumers is displeased with news of Cambridge Analytica's use of data obtained from Facebook and may propose that the EU abandon its voluntary code of conduct concerning online hate speech

Hoppner on EU Copyright Reform: The Case for a New Publisher's Right

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas Hoppner, Technical University Wildau; Hausfeld RA LLP, is publishing EU Copyright Reform: The Case for a New Publisher's Right in Intellectual Property Quarterly (2018).

Ramalho @Copytwilight on the Competence of the EU to Create a Neighboring Right (Ancillary Copyright) For Publishers

Media Law Prof Blog

Ana Ramalho, Maastricht University, has published The Competence of the EU to Create a Neighbouring Right for Publishers. This paper examines the competence of the EU to introduce a neighbouring right for publishers (including a neighbouring

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O'Sullivan on Industry Strategy For the Enforcement of Copyright Online: A Spectre of Private Regulation For the EU? @LawUCC

Media Law Prof Blog

Kevin O'Sullivan, University College Cork, School of Law, is publishing Industry Strategy for the Enforcement of Copyright Online: A Spectre of Private Regulation for the EU?

Bygrave on Data Protection By Design and By Default: Deciphering the EU's Legislative Requirements

Media Law Prof Blog

Bygrave, University of Oslo, is publishing Data Protection by Design and by Default: Deciphering the EU's Legislative Requirements in volume 4 of the Oslo Law Review (2017). Lee A.

Hoppner, Kretschner, and Xalabardner on the Proposed EU Right for Press Publishers @HausfeldGlobal @ipx_xala

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas Hoppner, Technical University Wildau; Hausfeld RA LLP, Martin Kreschner, University of Glasgow, and Raquel Xalabardner, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, have published CREATe Public Lectures on the Proposed EU Right for Press Publishers at 39 European Intellectual Property Review 601

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The Legal Satyricon

Yet another fatal attack on a blogger. This one, Evany José Metzker. Metzker was known for his in-depth investigations of political corruption in Brazil and also for his blog titled ‘Coruja do Vale’ (The Owl of the Valley). He was found late Monday in the poverty-stricken town of Padre Paraíso located in the northeast state […].

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EU Copyright Law and Sound Recordings

Media Law Prof Blog

Agnieszka Vetulani-Cęgiel, Adam Mickiewicz University, is publishing EU Copyright Law, Lobbying and Transparency of Policy-Making: The Cases of Sound Recordings Term Extension Orphan Works in volume 6 of the Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law (2015).

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@fooyunchee @auchard: Google faces years of EU oversight on top of record antitrust fine — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

billion) fine EU antitrust regulators have leveled against Google, the internet giant is likely to be shackled for years by Tuesday’s precedent-setting decision defining the company as a monopoly. Beyond a headline-grabbing 2.4 billion euro ($2.7

Kuner on EU Data Transfer Regulation Post-Schrems

Media Law Prof Blog

Christopher Kuner, Brussels Privacy Hub, VUB Brussel; Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge; London School of Economics, Law Department; Centre for Information and Innovation Law, University of Copenhagen, has published Reality and Illusion in EU Data Transfer Regulation Post Schrems

The EU and Regulation of P2P

Media Law Prof Blog

João Pedro Quintais, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), has published On Peers and Copyright: Why the EU Should Consider Collective Management of P2P, in volume 14 of Nomos (2012).

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Peukert on An EU Related Right for Press Publishers Concerning Digital Uses

Media Law Prof Blog

Alexander Peukert, Goethe University Frankfurt, Faculty of Law, Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders, has published An EU Related Right for Press Publishers Concerning Digital Uses.

EU Composer & Songwriters Alliance Questions “Serious Problems” With Music Modernization Act — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

via EU Composer & Songwriters Alliance Questions “Serious Problems” With Music Modernization Act — Artist Rights Watch. The European Composer & Songwriters Alliance joins the Songwriters Guild of America in questioning “serious problems” in the Music Modernization Act. irespectmusic campaign Music Modernization Act European Composer & Songwriters Alliance

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Sganga and Scalzini on a New Doctrine For EU Copyright Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Caterina Sganga, Central European University, Department of Legal Studies; CEU Business School, and Silvia Scalzini, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa), have published From Abuse of Right to European Copyright Misuse: A New Doctrine for EU Copyright Law.

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Austin on EU and US Perspectives on Fair Dealing for the Purpose of Parody or Satire

Media Law Prof Blog

Austin, Victoria University of Wellington, is publishing EU and US Perspectives on Fair Dealing for the Purpose of Parody or Satire in volume 39 of the UNSW Law Journal. Graeme W.

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Rosati on the Legality of National and EU Intitiatives To Create Neighboring Rights for Publishers

Media Law Prof Blog

Eleanora Rosati, University of Southampton School of Law, is publishing Neighbouring Rights for Publishers: Are National and (Possible) EU Initiatives Lawful?

Griffiths on Exhaustion and the Alteration of Copyright Works in EU Copyright Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Jonathan Griffiths, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, has published Exhaustion and the Alteration of Copyright Works in EU Copyright Law – (C-419/13) Art & Allposters International BV v Stichting Pictoright at ERA Forum 1 (May 2016).

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O'Donoghue and Pascoe on Net Neutrality in the EU

Media Law Prof Blog

Robert O'Donoghue and Tom Pascoe, both of Brick Court Chambers, have published Net Neutrality in the EU: Unresolved Issues Under the New Regulation. Here is the abstract. This article explores some of the key issues that are likely to arise

Massive EU Antitrust Fine Levied Against Intel

Digital Media Law

Other tech companies facing EU antitrust scrutiny include Google, Cisco, Microsoft and IBM, with the latter two having actually been charged. The European Commission has fined Intel 1.06 billion Euros—about $1.45 billion—for alleged anticompetitive actions against longtime rival AMD and enjoined any future such actions, report Reuters and the NY Times.

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EU Parliament, Member States Want "Culture Exception" in Upcoming EU/US Trade Talks

Media Law Prof Blog

The EU Parliament has indicated it wants the area of culture exempted from upcoming trade talks with the United States. France, an EU member states, agrees, and is vocal about backing a cultural exception for French films, for example.

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Geiger, Bulayenko, and Frosio on The Introduction of a Neighboring Right for the Press Publisher at the EU Level: Unneeded (and Unwanted) Reform @GCFrosio @

Media Law Prof Blog

Frosio, all of the University of Strasbourg, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies, have published The Introduction of a Neighbouring Right for Press Publisher at EU Level: The Unneeded (and Unwanted) Reform at Christophe Geiger, Oleksandr Bulayenko, and Giancarlo F.

Rosati on GS Media and Its Implications For the Construction of the Right of Communication To the Public Within EU Copyright Architecture @eLAWnora

Media Law Prof Blog

Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton School of Law, is publishing GS Media and Its Implications for the Construction of the Right of Communication to the Public within EU Copyright Architecture in the Common Market Law Review.

The EU's Fight Against Online Piracy

Media Law Prof Blog

Rita Matulionyte, University of Newcastle (Australia), Law School, is publishing Enforcing Copyright Infringements Online: In Search of Balanced Private International Law Rules in the Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and ECommerce Law (2015). Here is the abstract.

Microsoft Loses Its Latest EU Antitrust Case

JetLawBlog

On Friday, January 16, the European Union found that Microsoft’s practice of bundling its web browser with its operating system violated EU antitrust laws. As a result of the ruling, Microsoft will not be able to sell the two products together in the twenty-seven EU member nations. In a statement released by the European Commission , the EU found that Microsoft’s practice “harms competition between web browsers, undermines product innovation, and ultimately reduces consumer choice.”

Curtin @AdamLawSchool and Leino on Openness, Transparency, and the Right of Access to Documents in the EU

Media Law Prof Blog

Deirdre Curtin, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, and Paivi Leino, University of Helsinki Faculty of Law, have published Openness, Transparency and the Right of Access to Documents in the EU.

More On EU Antitrust Case Against Google

Media Law Prof Blog

More coverage, this time, from the New York Times, on EU's request to Google to respond to charges that the company is abusing its market position

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EU Court Rules Against Sale of Multimedia Players Set Up to Connect to Pirated Content

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Copyright holders get the victory against a Dutch seller. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Microsoft Finally Making Strides in Decade-Long EU Antitrust Battle

JetLawBlog

There may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel in Microsoft’s antitrust battle with the European Union (EU). Since the 1990s , the European Commission (EC), the regulatory body of the EU, has been investigating Microsoft’s business and competition practices. This proposal was rejected by the EU, however, because “ [r]ather than more choice, Microsoft seems to have chosen to provide less.&#.

ISP Liability and Freedom of Expression In the EU Legal Regime

Media Law Prof Blog

Aleksandra Kuczerawy, KU Leuven, Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI), has published Intermediary Liability & Freedom of Expression: Recent Developments in the EU Notice & Action Initiative as ICRI Research Paper 21.

EU Data Protection Law and Media Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

David Erdos, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law; Trinity Hall, is publishing a revised version of Fundamentally Off Balance: European Union Data Protection Law and Media Expression in International and Comparative Law Quarterly (2015). Here is the abstract. The European

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The EU and US Approaches to Data Protection/Safe Harbor Negotiation

Media Law Prof Blog

EU Data Protection/Safe Harbor Negotiation at 19 Journal of Internet Law 1 (2015). Richard J. Peltz-Steele, University of Massachusetts School of Law, Dartmouth, has published The Pond Betwixt: Differences in the U.S.-EU

Levi’s “Red Tab” Protected Trademark in EU

Current Trends

The concern raised in the recent dispute with German company Colloseum Holdings was that Levi Strauss does not offer jeans in the EU with only a “Red Tab.”

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EU Songwriters Say Show Me the Plan on Music Modernization Act–and then there’s the budget — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

via EU Songwriters Say Show Me the Plan on Music Modernization Act — Music Tech Solutions. There is considerable detail in the Music Modernization Act about the new collective with two major exceptions: No one is tasked with creating a business plan for the collective’s operation as the European Composers & Songwriters Alliance officers note in their letter to Rep. Collins. Neither is there any hint at what the initial operating budget would be or what it would cover.

EU Examining Hollywood Deals With Pay TV Providers

Media Law Prof Blog

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the European Commission is looking into licensing deals that govern how film studios distribute and price their products across the 28 member states of the EU in accordance with pay TV. Right now, the studios

@scleland: What EU-Google Advertising Antitrust Charges Mean for the Obama Federal Trade Commission — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

Scott Cleland tells us why the EU’s expected new search-advertising case — which focuses on how Google has long contractually required websites to use Google’s search advertising if they use Google search — could be the hardest EU-Google antitrust case for the FTC to ignore. via @scleland: What EU-Google Advertising Antitrust Charges Mean for the Obama Federal Trade Commission — Artist Rights Watch.

Website Blocking Injunctions in the EU

Media Law Prof Blog

Martin Husovec, International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation, is publishing CJEU Allowed Website Blocking Injunctions with Some Reservations in volume 9 of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (July 2014). Here is the abstract.