Month: October 2014

From hyperlinks to embedded videos: not a copyright infringement, EU court says

A landmark decision has been adopted by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the matter of Internet and copyright. The new case concerns embedding a video without the consent of the right-holder, also for commercial purposes.  According to the CJEU,…

The new relevant market recommendation: Kroes playing the last (deregulatory) trump

The European Commission has published the new recommendation on relevant markets, i.e. the document which will guide the national regulators (“NRAs”) in assessing competition in the EU and imposing regulatory remedies such as access to networks, price control, non-discrimination and so on. The European…

Net neutrality and competition rules are getting closer and closer

The Competition Directorate of the European Commission announced to have closed an investigation about Internet connectivity market (peering and transit) without finding evidences for abuse of dominant position by the European incumbents which were investigated (likely Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefonica). While the closing…

Net neutrality in the age of bankers

Should banks and financial institutions be considered like OTTs an therefore charged for the simple use of telecom networks and Internet? This questione came to me today at the yearly FT-Etno conference, an event most self-referential than a birthday party. At the end of…