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ACTA Is DEAD After European Parliament Vote

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This is a day of celebration. This is the day when citizens of Europe and the world won over unelected bureaucrats who were being wooed and lobbied by the richest corporations of the planet. The battleground wasn’t some administrative office, but the representatives of the people – the European Parliament...
ACTA Is DEAD After European Parliament Vote

German case on embedding YouTube videos referred to EU court

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Embedded YouTube videos don't infringe copyright under current German law, but they could violate European rules, the German Federal Court of Justice said on Thursday.The court said that it has referred a case about YouTube embeds to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg for...
German case on embedding YouTube videos referred to EU court

Dutch Appeals Court Says eBay Subsidiary Not Liable For Infringement By Users

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While the Dutch courts forced local ISPs to block The Pirate Bay, kicking off a hilariously pointless and never-ending game of whac-a-mole, it's still never been fully explained why TPB -- as an intermediary -- should be liable for the infringement done by its users. In fact, a new ruling...
Dutch Appeals Court Says eBay Subsidiary Not Liable For Infringement By Users

UK Court Wants To Limit Copyright Trolling... But Not Enough To Stop It Entirely

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Earlier this week there was a long and detailed ruling out of the UK's High Court of Justice, looking into the practice of copyright trolling (suing a bunch of alleged infringers based mainly on IP address info, where the real purpose is to send threatening letters to get people to...
UK Court Wants To Limit Copyright Trolling... But Not Enough To Stop It Entirely

European Court of Justice To Examine ACTA For Rights Breaches

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In an announcement this morning, EU trade chief Karel De Gucht said that following discussion with fellow Commissioners, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will be referred to the European Court of Justice. ACTA, a treaty aimed at harmonizing copyright enforcement globally, has been mired in controversy from its inception not...
European Court of Justice To Examine ACTA For Rights Breaches

EU trade committee to vote this week on ACTA

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Despite the fact that ACTA was seemingly on its deathbed just last month, the European Union’s International Trade Committee (INTA) is now set to meet this Thursday, June 21 in Brussels to give its recommendation to the European Parliament as a whole. This vote is the most significant in the run-up to...
EU trade committee to vote this week on ACTA

ACTA On Hold, But The Protests Continue In Serbia

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One reason the European Commission decided to refer ACTA to the European Court of Justice may have been in the hope that people would simply get bored and move on. It's certainly true that the cities of Europe aren't full of protesters as they were a couple of months ago,...
ACTA On Hold, But The Protests Continue In Serbia
EU Court of Justice rules selling 'used' licenses for downloaded software is legal

Ireland Signs Controversial 'Irish SOPA' Into Law; Kicks Off New Censorship Regime

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Remember how EMI sued the Irish government for failing to pass a SOPA-like law that will force ISPs to act as copyright cops and censor and block access to websites that the entertainment industry doesn't like? Well, apparently, the end result is that the Irish government has now signed the...
Ireland Signs Controversial 'Irish SOPA' Into Law; Kicks Off New Censorship Regime

Auto-Ban: German Court Orders Google to Delete Offensive Search Suggestions

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Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has ordered Google to evaluate requests to remove potentially defamatory autocomplete search entries. In a Tuesday decision, the court said it is Google’s responsibility to remove autocomplete results that falsely imply “a factual link between [an individual] and terms … which have negative connotations.” At...
Auto-Ban: German Court Orders Google to Delete Offensive Search Suggestions

ACTA Approval On Hold While EU Commission Asks EU Court Of Justice To Weigh In

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It appears that ACTA's main political backers, the EU Commission, have finally realized that they were increasingly in trouble in terms of actually getting ACTA ratified. The EU's main negotiator on ACTA, Karel De Gucht has now said that the Commission is going to ask the EU Court of Justice...
ACTA Approval On Hold While EU Commission Asks EU Court Of Justice To Weigh In

TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

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Apple unleashes OS X Mountain Lion to develpers, Android 5.0 Jelly Bean could be coming this summer, and the European Court of Justice has ruled that businesses cannot be required to install monitoring, filtering or blocking systems to prevent illegal trading of digital music and other copyrighted material.. It’s all...
TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

Oracle cannot block the resale of its software in Europe

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Downloaded software can be resold just like software on physical media can, the Court of Justice of the European Union has said in a ruling that shreds the distinction between software and license sales...
Oracle cannot block the resale of its software in Europe

EU Commissioner Reveals He Will Simply Ignore Any Rejection Of ACTA By European Parliament Next Week

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The day before the EU's International Trade committee (INTA) recommended that the European Parliament should reject ACTA, the EU commissioner with responsibility for the treaty, Karel De Gucht, had given a speech to its members, trying to win them over. Although it was short, it turns out to be highly...
EU Commissioner Reveals He Will Simply Ignore Any Rejection Of ACTA By European Parliament Next Week

Happy Independence Day: SOPA’s Cousin ACTA Fails To Make The Vote In Europe, But Is This Really The End?

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A big day today for those who have been opposed to measures like SOPA that are aimed at stronger, government-imposed measures to define and prevent counterfeiting and copyright infringement on the internet: the European Parliament has rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), by a nearly-unanimous margin of 478 votes against...
Happy Independence Day: SOPA’s Cousin ACTA Fails To Make The Vote In Europe, But Is This Really The End?

Parents not liable for son's illegal music sharing, German court rules

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A German couple are not liable for the filesharing activities of their 13-year old son because they told him unauthorized downloading and sharing of copyrighted material was illegal, and they were unaware the boy violated this prohibition, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled....
Parents not liable for son's illegal music sharing, German court rules

Copyright holders dealt blow in EU social networking case

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Copyright holders cannot force social networking sites to install filters to prevent illegal file-sharing the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday....
Copyright holders dealt blow in EU social networking case

Apple Removes "Incorrect" Legal Statement From U.K. Website Following Court Order In iPad Vs Galaxy Tab Case

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Apple has pulled down a legal statement on its U.K. website, posted after it lost an appeal in a U.K. court against a ruling that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablets do not infringe the design of the iPad. It had been ordered to acknowledge the ruling in a public post. However yesterday, at another hearing...
Apple Removes "Incorrect" Legal Statement From U.K. Website Following Court Order In iPad Vs Galaxy Tab Case

EU court: Sale of used software licenses is just fine

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The European Court of Justice said today that the rule applies to copies of software both on physical media and downloaded from the Internet. [Read more]...
EU court: Sale of used software licenses is just fine

Forget me not: campaigners fight for control of online memories

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Right to be forgotten advocates argue details online can be out-of-date, misleading and even downright wrongThe internet has a long memory. It can remember things long after everyone else has forgotten them. In some cases, this can lead to a pleasant surprise: long-lost pictures, an old witticism, a fragment of...
Forget me not: campaigners fight for control of online memories

Judge denies MPAA attempt to seize profits from copyright infringement

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A high court in the United Kingdom has ruled that a copyright owner does not have the right to claim profits from copyright infringement. "A copyright owner does not have a proprietary claim to the fruits of an infringement of copyright. I shall not, therefore, grant proprietary injunctions," wrote...
Judge denies MPAA attempt to seize profits from copyright infringement

Has Spain Just Slammed On The Brakes For Europe's Unitary Patent Plans?

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Although the European Union finally approved the continent-wide Unitary Patent in December 2012, after decades of discussions, the story is by no means at an end. Science describes the root of the problem: The final agreement introduced a complex arrangement for the oversight of patent matters by the Court...
Has Spain Just Slammed On The Brakes For Europe's Unitary Patent Plans?
UK Judge says Galaxy Tab does not infringe on the iPad, design 'not as cool'

Amazon to be stripped of tax advantage on sale of ebooks

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European commission tells Luxembourg to end VAT loophole, a decision that could close the gap with British ebook pricesAmazon is to be stripped of its huge tax advantage on the sales of electronic books after the European commission ordered Luxembourg to close a VAT loophole.Amazon is registered as a Luxembourg...
Amazon to be stripped of tax advantage on sale of ebooks

Google has to delete offensive autocomplete results, German federal court rules

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Google has to remove search suggestions from autocomplete in Germany if the results are offensive, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe ruled Tuesday. The court upheld a complaint by the founder and CEO of a company that sells nutritional supplements and cosmetics on the Internet, who was only...
Google has to delete offensive autocomplete results, German federal court rules
Three out of four EU committees vote against ACTA

Intel appeals record-setting $1.45 billion antitrust fine... from 2009

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It's been more than three years since being slapped with a record-setting €1.06 billion (roughly $1.45 billion) antitrust fine by the EU, and Intel is finally getting around to putting an appeal in motion. The request for a reversal is going to the second highest court in the union,...
Intel appeals record-setting $1.45 billion antitrust fine... from 2009

EU Court Of Justice Says ISPs Can Be Forced To Reveal Info On Accused Infringement

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A few years ago, we wrote about how Swedish ISP ePhone was refusing to hand over info on its subscribers who were accused of infringement, arguing that the country's IPRED (IP enforcement) law was in violation of EU law. That case bounced around the Swedish courts before hitting the EU...
EU Court Of Justice Says ISPs Can Be Forced To Reveal Info On Accused Infringement

European Union's Data Retention Law Could Breach Citizens' Fundamental Rights

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Back in April 2011, we wrote about the Czech Constitutional Court ruling that the country's data retention plans were illegal. As we noted then, many other EU countries had also run into similar problems trying to implement the European Data Retention Directive. In one of them, Austria, the issue was...
European Union's Data Retention Law Could Breach Citizens' Fundamental Rights

EU Court Asked To Rule On Legality Of Downloading From Illegal Sources

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Last week the Dutch Supreme Court decided to refer some interesting questions to the European Court of Justice. The responses it receives back could have some serious implications for the tolerant environment currently enjoyed by file-sharers in the Netherlands. The case involves argument over the country’s private copy levy, which...
EU Court Asked To Rule On Legality Of Downloading From Illegal Sources
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