EU Releases “A European Strategy for Data”

New Media and Technology Law

The document lays out a vision as to how – through legislation, technical standards and public-private initiatives – the EU can become a future leader in data and create a more permissive data economy. But what incentives would exist for companies to share certain data to an EU platform?

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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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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The EU's Copyright Regime

Media Law Prof Blog

Giuseppe Mazziotti, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) has published Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market in the CEPS Task Force Reports (2013). Here is the abstract. The scope and enforcement of copyright in the digital environment have been

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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

@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. Google Antitrust Investigation Google Whole of Government Capture New EU Antitrust Violations by Google

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Cable Mergers In the EU

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: Mark Scott compares the treatment of cable mergers in the US and the EU here

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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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Photos of Dutch Playboy Model Spark Major EU Copyright Ruling

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Hollywood rightsholders can now go after EU for-profit websites that link to pirated content. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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

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 Here is the abstract.

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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).

Shikhiashvili on Online Copyright Infringement and Intermediaries' Liability Under the US and the EU Law @ChicagoKentLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Lia Shikhiashvili, Chicago-Kent College of Law-Illinois Institute of Technology, has published The Same Problem, Different Outcome: Online Copyright Infringement and Intermediaries’ Liability Under the US and the EU Law. Here is the abstract. The protection of copyright owners’ rights online

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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. A Discourse-Analytic Perspective: Springer briefs in Linguistics (2017). Here is the abstract. This chapter sets out

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@artistrights: As Predicted, Google Refuses to Comply with EU Copyright Directive #ThisIsWhatMonopolyLooksLike

Music Technology Policy

Agence France-Presse reports : Google said Wednesday it will not pay European media outlets for using their articles, pictures and videos in its searches in France, in a move that will undercut a new EU copyright law. Journalist enemy #1. The first time I met with the French Minister of Culture, we met at their offices at the historic Palais-Royal complex which is also home to the Comédie-Française, the oldest active theater group in the world (founded in 1630).

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). Here is the abstract. This book analyzes the

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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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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). Here is the abstract. This paper investigates the merits of a new related right press

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. Here is the abstract. In this paper, a critical examination is

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

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

Geiger and Izyumenko on Freedom of Expression as an External Limitation to Copyright Law in the EU @ElenaIzyumenko

Media Law Prof Blog

Christophe Geiger and Elena Izyumenko, both of the Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI, are publishing Freedom of Expression as an External Limitation to Copyright Law in the EU: The Advocate General of the CJEU Shows the Way in the European

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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.&#.

The EU, Google, and Privacy Rights

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: an article on how members of the European Union are pushing back against the ease with which Google users can retrieve information about EU citizens

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EU Media Law and the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity

Media Law Prof Blog

The Implementation of the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity and EU Media Law and Policies in volume 3 of the European Law Review Mira Burri, University of Bern Law School & The World Trade Institute has published Business as Usual?

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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

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

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.”

Media Regulation In the EU

Media Law Prof Blog

Fabrizio Cafaggi and Federica Casarosa, both of the European University Institute Department of Law, have published Private Regulation, Freedom of Expression and Journalism: Towards a European Approach? as EUI Working Paper LAW 2012/20. Here is the abstract. The increasing role

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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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Lower Roaming Charges For EU Cell Phone Customers

Media Law Prof Blog

The EU is proposing new lower roaming charges for cell phones. More here in a Guardian story

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? in the European Intellectual Property Review. Here is the abstract. This article will argue

@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. via @fooyunchee @auchard: Google faces years of EU oversight on top of record antitrust fine — Artist Rights Watch. Beyond a headline-grabbing 2.4 billion euro ($2.7

Changes In EU's Film Tax Credit Regime May Be Coming

Media Law Prof Blog

Hot topic at the Cannes Film Festival: the possible changes in the EU's film funding rules that would cut funding for non-EU projects, making it more difficult, industry commentators say, to bring together international productions. More here from the Hollywood

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. A Legal Analysis as Research Paper of the Faculty of Law, Goethe University Frankfurt am

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's Information Society Directive and Technology-Enabled Uses of Copyrighted Works

Media Law Prof Blog

Tito Rendas, Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) has published Destereotyping the Copyright Wars: The 'Fair Use vs. Closed List' Debate in the EU. Here is the abstract. The paper critically addresses the alleged lack of flexibility of the closed list

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. Enforcement of

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. Here is the abstract. This article concerns the interpretation

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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. Here is the abstract. In the European

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Factiness EU Style: A Dedicated Group of Like Minded People Carpet Bomb’s The European Parliament

Music Technology Policy

Viddy well, little brother. Viddy well. from A Clockwork Orange , written by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel by Anthony Burgess.

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? in the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (2015). Here is the abstract. To tackle the financial