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EU Copyright Reform Update - How Far Have We Come?

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Copyright reform is a key part of the European Union’s package of measures designed to create a Digital Single Market in the EU. The European Commission’s view is of nothing less than a modernisation of EU copyright law to...more

EU Competition Newsletter - April 2018

by Bryan Cave on

Lights Back On: Territorial Limits in EU Cartel Damages Claims - The Court of Appeal has ruled that iiyama's 1bn EUR cartel damages claims, against the participants of the cathode ray tube ("CRT") market and liquid...more

EU: Cross-border parcel delivery – Council approves final text of regulation

by Hogan Lovells on

The Digital Single Market, as pushed forward with increasing speed by the European institutions, does not end with the click of a “purchase” icon. Goods ordered and bought online need to find their way to the purchaser, be it...more

“New Deal for Consumers” – draft package adopted by the European Commission

by Hogan Lovells on

The European Commission has adopted a “New Deal for Consumers” package which aims to empower consumers, promote fairness and build trust across the single market. ...more

Expansion of digital markets and restrictions

by Bryan Cave on

The European Commission has been closely following the developments in e-commerce. As more and more goods and services are sold online, the Commission finds itself inevitably drawn into regulating the competition rules in...more

Tune in, catch up: EU changes to TV and radio transmission rules

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Linear TV and radio services are increasingly being consumed via the internet. Technical developments allowing the on-demand consumption of audio and audio-visual content on different user devices have also changed viewer...more

The impact of the Geo-blocking Regulation after Brexit

by Hogan Lovells on

In anticipation of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, the European Commission has released a Notice to Stakeholders on the impact of Brexit on the incoming rules on geo-blocking (the “Notice“)....more

DSM Watch: the new Copyright Directive – recent developments on the proposed Ancillary Right for Press Publishers

by Hogan Lovells on

The European Parliament’s Rapporteur on the draft Copyright Directive (COM (2016) 593), Axel Voss, released proposed amendments to Article 11 and its corresponding recitals at the end of March....more

European Copyright Reform: Final Vote by JURI postponed to June 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

The copyright reform is one of the core pillars of the EU Commissions endeavor to create a real Digital Single Market within the European Union. However, despite of the first draft of the new Copyright Directive (COM (2016)...more

Europe: New Obligations for Platform Operators – Where Do We Stand?

by Hogan Lovells on

The reform of European Copyright law is at the heart of the European Commission’s efforts to create a true Digital Single Market. The new draft Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market (“Copyright Directive“, COM...more

DSM Watch: Regulation on Portability of Online Content comes into force 1 April 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

This year’s Easter holiday brings with it a further milestone in the Commission’s endeavor to bring about a truly Digital Single Market: The Portability Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 comes into force on 1 April 2018. ...more

European Commission Presents ‘Fair Taxation of the Digital Economy’ Package

On March 21, 2018, the European Commission released a draft legislative package for “fair taxation of the digital economy,” which would establish new tax rules for digital business activities within the European Union. This...more

UK Spring Statement - Updated position paper on taxation of the digital economy

by Dentons on

The UK government's Spring Statement, delivered March 13, 2018, includes an updated position paper on corporate tax and the digital economy, to address feedback provided during public consultation. Please see full Article...more

European E-Commerce Markets: Competition Initiatives for 2018

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Summary - As part of the EU’s Digital Single Market initiative, the European Commission has been working to identify potential competition concerns affecting European e-commerce markets. The Commission suspects that...more

Cross-border parcel delivery – European Parliament approves the regulation proposal

by Hogan Lovells on

Some time ago now, the European Commission launched an initiative to improve transparency and regulate the cross-border parcel delivery sector as part of its aspiration to create a real Digital Single Market. Clearly, no...more

EU Regulation Reform - Unjustified Geo-Blocking To Be Phased Out By End Of 2018

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Geo-blocking is the practice of preventing internet users in one jurisdiction from accessing services elsewhere based on the user’s geographic location. The European Commission wants to eliminate geo-blocking within the EU –...more

The Digital Single Market: Geoblocking regulation ready to be enacted!

by Hogan Lovells on

The new provision on the banning of unjustified geoblocking in online sales is at the heart of the EU Commission’s aspiration and effort to create a real Digital Single Market within the European Union....more

EU Adopts Ban on Unjustified Geo-Blocking

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The new EU geo-blocking regulation prohibits unjustified geo-blocking. Businesses selling online should review carefully their terms and sales organization to ensure compliance. On 27 February 2018, the European Union (EU)...more

Digital Single Market – New Copyright Directive advances

by Hogan Lovells on

On 16 January 2018, the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council sought guidance from the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) regarding the long-debated Draft Copyright Directive. ...more

EU – DSM Watch: Geoblocking – Council approves new regulation

by Hogan Lovells on

The new provision on the banning of unjustified geoblocking in online sales is at the heart of the EU Commission’s aspiration and effort to create a real Digital Single Market within the European Union. ...more

Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Quarterly Newsletter - Winter 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

Read the latest news on antitrust, competition and economic regulation (ACER) in this Winter's edition of our quarterly ACER newsletter. Please see full Publication below for more information. ...more

DSM Watch: The European Copyright Reform – JURI Vote scheduled for 27 March 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

We have reported a couple of times on the efforts by the European Union to modernize EU copyright law and make it fit for the digital age. Now, it is almost one and half years ago that the Commission presented its first draft...more

Can the EU Deliver? The EU Regulation on Cross-border Parcel Delivery

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The European Union (EU) has reached a provisional agreement on a proposed new Regulation on EU cross-border parcel delivery services. The European Commission’s aim is to make pricing and tariffs more transparent and give...more

Geoblocking – EU Parliament approves new regulation

by Hogan Lovells on

The regulation on measures against unjustified geo-blocking is close to become binding law. After the European institutions had reached a compromise on some last open issues in last November, the European Parliament approved...more

Europe: Can new “hate speech” legislation set the mould for the Copyright Directive?

by Hogan Lovells on

The phenomenon of so-called “Hate Speech” has been in the public eye for a while now, but particularly in German news. Hate speech denotes verbal attacks and accusations based on personal attributes such as race, religion,...more

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