On November 30, 2020 the European Commission published its first short-term report on the geo-blocking regulation. This publication was well awaited since voices said that the report was ready since March 2020 […]
Commission dismisses shortcut for publishers’ right under the Copyright Directive
Art. 15 of the Copyright directive establishing a press publishers’ right over news aggregators and online platforms in general cannot be implemented via a mandatory collective licensing system. This is the answer […]
The Australian way to publisher’s rights
The Australian Government intends to instruct the national competition authority (ACCC) to force Google and Facebook to pay-up for news content through a new specific piece of legislation named News Media Bargaining […]
The European audiovisual sector and geo-blocking: is it time for a European reform on the style of roaming?
The fragmentation of the European audiovisual market In a few weeks the European Commission will return to a controversial issue, that is, the persistent geographical segmentation of the European audiovisual market. In […]
The new European Commission, a nightmare for dominant online platforms?
The next European Commission may cause headache to dominant OTTs in Europe. In fact, the allocation of the portfolios announced today by the appointed President Von der Leyen reveals the intention to […]
The European Copyright Directive/2: to filter or not to filter?
[continuing from the previous post about the link-tax] Art. 17 (former 13) of the Copyright Directive, concerning the liability of online content-sharing platform and the upload filters, is the most “systemic” part of the European […]
The European copyright directive /1: ancillary copyright, link-tax or what?
The new Copyright Directive have been approved by the European Assembly with an important but not large majority: 348 in favor, 274 against, 36 abstention. Quite an important number of MEP avoided […]
The status of the European copyright reform and the impact on publishers
UPDATE 5 February 2019: Germans and French delegations found a kind of agreement reported in a new compromises proposal by the Romanian presidency, whereby the exemption in favor of SMEs is eliminated while […]
Shared use of Internet at home cannot be an excuse for piracy
Attenzione! …. for those who perform acts of piracy from the Internet connection at home. The fact of residing in a home with other roommates, all potentially capable of using the […]
The European copyright reform: next steps after Parliament’s approval, and risks for 2019 elections
Today the plenary session of the European parliament approved the controversial copyright reform proposal submitted by the rapporteur, Axel Voss, with a majority of 438 members (approx. 60 vote above the needed […]