CEPIC clarification on the Copyright DSM Directive

It is still time to reach a balanced solution for a fair value sharing in a digital environment On O5 July 2018 the European Parliament voted against the negotiation proposed by the Legal Affairs Committee, adopted on 20 June 2018, for the EU Copyright Directive proposal.  CEPIC regrets this rejection following four years of tireless […]

Copyright Law Rejected in EU Vote

A controversial bill in the EU seeking a rewrite of Europe’s copyright laws giving creators more power to restrict how their content is distributed has been rejected by lawmakers.  The vote was 318 against the legislation, known as The Copyright Directive, while 278 voted in favor, and 31 abstained, taking the reforms back to the […]

Google Responds to EU’s Antitrust Case

From ICOMP’s Blog: Google in Denial Today’s blog post from Google is, unfortunately, simply another attempt to divert attention away from the devastating impact their self-preferencing has had on the online market, making many of the same old arguments we have seen before. Commissioner Vestager has been clear that in her view Google’s systematic self preferencing […]

Europe to accuse Google of illegally abusing its dominance

Financial Times By Alex Barker, Christian Oliver and Anne-Sylvaine April 14, 2015, 2:01pm ET Google will on Wednesday be accused by Brussels of illegally abusing its dominance of search in Europe, a step that ultimately could force it to fundamentally change its business model and pay hefty fines. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, is […]

Kurt Sutter Attacks Google

Kurt Sutter Attacks Google: Stop Profiting from Piracy (Guest Column) in Variety In a very frank article in Variety, Kurt Sutter, executive producer of the FX drama series “Sons Anarchy” talks about how Google is misrepresenting the truth about piracy and copyright laws.  He says they systematically destroying the future of artists by spending tens of millions of […]

EU Google investigation: Adequate answers still not found. BEUC files complaint asserting consumer interest

The European Consumer Organisation has stepped up its involvement in the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into how Google Inc. puts its preferred services atop search results while demoting rivals, particularly in price comparison searches. Currently an ‘interested party’, essentially having observer status, BEUC has today applied to be a formal complainant. The European Commission has […]

Is Google close to settling EU antitrust probe?

Pursuant to an article today in Reuters, they suggest that the EU Commission and Google have reached an agreement to settle a 3 year European antitrust probe that allays concerns over blocking rivals from internet search results and avoids a potential fine of $5 billion dollars. A decision is expected in the next few days…READ […]