Category: Copyright and Internet

Europe suggests more restrictions for web-blocking

The Attorney General of the Court of Justice Cruz Villalón has rendered an opinion regarding the compatibility of web-blocking measures with EU law (here the press release). This opinion is expected to warm-up the never-ending debate how to tackle piracy in the internet. In…

The eyes of Brussels over the online copyright reform in Italy

The European Commission is soon to deliver an opinion about a proposal of Italian regulator AGCOM regarding the enforcement of copyright rules in the Internet. The proposed measures were notified to Brussels in September and the standstill period is due to expire on December…

Acta, Robocop and copyright: when imagination goes beyond reality

We had almost forgotten about ACTA, however the copyright industry has succeeded in the (non-easy) job to rewarm this debate and shake new discussions. Apparently, some copyright holders (MGM) requested Youtube to remove an hilarious video, based on the Robocop movie, making fun of…

Liberalization of collecting societies: an accident, not a stop, from the European judges

A kind of accident for the liberalization of the collecting society sector, occurred today in Luxembourg at the European courts, will not however stop the process.  The General Court of the European Union has partially annulled a very important decision of the European Commission…

Europe: no continent for copyright reform

The European Union seems to produce plenty of initiatives and ideas in the area of copyright in the digital world. Recently, an unusual team consisting of 3 European commissioners (Barnier, Kroes and Vassiliou) set out the actions to ensure that copyright framework stays fit…