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The European Commission’s digital single market strategy: challenges ahead for the media industries
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union
  • May 7 2015

After being elected as President of the European Commission (EC) in June last year, Jean-Claude Juncker made the realisation of a European 'digital


EP Committee on Legal Affairs: Cross-border portability and obligations for service providers
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • December 2 2016

A further step towards the reform of European copyright was taken On 29 November 2016. The Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament


Copyright: Europe explores its boundaries part 3: “Meltwater” EU rules that browsing does not need a licence a victory for common sense (or for pirates)?
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • European Union
  • July 15 2014

On 5 June 2014 the European Court of Justice (CJEU) published its decision in the "Meltwater" Case C-36013, (Public Relations Consultations


Digital Economy Act 2017: The pick 'n' mix assortment of provisions receives Royal Assent
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 22 2017

The Digital Economy Act (the "Act") finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text has recently been published. First introduced


Hot topics in intellectual property and technology - UK summer 2014
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 22 2014

On 13 June 2014, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 came into force, implementing the EU


Internet users breathe a sigh of relief as European Court rules that internet browsing does not infringe copyright
  • Matheson
  • Ireland, United Kingdom, European Union
  • August 14 2014

If you are reading this on an internet browser you may be relieved to know that you are not infringing copyright law. Thanks to the recent Court of


The Commission's plans for the role of online intermediaries in its "Connected Digital Single Market"
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union
  • August 11 2015

Earlier this summer, the European Commission published its eagerly awaited Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe (see here). Its DSM Strategy is


DSM Watch: EU Commission launches consultation on neighbouring rights for publishers and on ‘panorama exception’
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • April 4 2016

The European Commission recently launched a new public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain and on the so-called


IPO calls for views on European Commission’s proposals to improve cross-border portability of digital services
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 27 2016

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is seeking views on recently published draft EU legislation that is intended to ensure that European


Digital Single Market strategy: summary of conclusions!
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union
  • October 2 2015

The Commission’s plan to legislate against “unjustified” geo-blocking and amend the copyright regime, including promoting “portability” of online