AGCM ANTITRUST SANZIONA AUDITEL PER ABUSO DI POSIZIONE DOMINANTE

Provvedimento qui

WEKO büsst Nikon wegen Behinderung von Parallelimporten

Medienmitteilung, hier

EU-Russia Summit

Videos available here

EU General Court on Access to Documents in Competition Cases

Case T-437/08, CDC Hydrogene Peroxide Cartel Damage Claims (CDC Hydrogene Peroxide) v
European Commission, here. For a first take on (and background to)  this ruling read @kartellblog..

Enforcement Cooperation in International Competition Policy

Alessandra Tonazzi (Italian Competition Authority) speaking  at Trento University
December 7, 2011
4 pm, Room 3C.
Presentation here

Will out-of-commerce books soon be managed by a collective management society in France?

C. Jasserand, here

How Crocs Are Helping Apple Stomp On Samsung

Paidcontent.org, here

Use It, or Lose It: In defence of the critical role of “fair use”

publishersweekly.com, here

Public bodies and competition law

OFT, here

Privacy: A Lesson from the Playroom

J. Brill, here

EU Commission consults on review of current regime for technology transfer agreements

Here

Assessment of potential anticompetitive conduct in the field of intellectual property rights and assessment of the interplay between competition policy and IPR protection

P. Regibeau, K. Rocket, here

HathiTrust's filed response to the lawsuit

The Authors Guild, Inc. et al v. Hathitrust et al., here.

Der Referentenentwurf (RefE) zur 8. GWB-Novelle

C. Dobler, hier (Danke an @JohannesZoettl). 

EU Commission opens formal proceedings to investigate sales of e-books

Press Release, here

SOPA and people with print disabilities

benetech.blogspot.com, here

New Transport Authority in Italy

Announced at the Post-Cabinet's Press Conference.  

MONITORAGGIO POST-CONCENTRAZIONE - ALITALIA-CAI

AGCM, C9812B, qui

Europeana Licensing Framework

Done deal on the EU patent?

European Parliament, here

Library and Archive Groups Delighted by Conclusions on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions at WIPO

IFLA.org, here.

ANTITRUST POLICY IN RUSSIA: WHY PYKALYOVO IS A TYPICAL CASE


Svetlana Avdasheva (Institute of Industrial and Market Studies, Higher School of Economics, Moscow) speaking at Trento University
December 5, 2011
3 pm, Room 3C.
Presentation here.

Public Access to Historical Records

M. Pallante, here

The Personal Computer Is Dead

J. Zittrain, here

Unleashing Europe’s potential for growth: The role of competition policy

J. Almunia, here.
From the speech: " Fair and robust competition rules mean – among other things – integrating those markets which, in practice, continue to operate at national level; promoting innovation; encouraging the restructuring of mature European industries; and fighting against protectionism" and  "(R)ecently we have seen a rise in the strategic use of IPR. Take for example the mobile communications industry, where it seems that everybody is suing everybody else for patent infringements, often to block certain products from entering the market.
I have instructed my services to look closely into how intellectual property rights are used; for instance, we have recently asked Apple and Samsung to send us information on their patents for smartphones.
Our enforcement practice has also taught us that IPR strategies may be a concern also in the pharmaceutical industry.
In addition, we will soon be launching a stakeholder survey on the operation of the current antitrust regime of technology transfer agreements, which will expire in 2014.
An important issue will be to assess whether innovation is being properly disseminated to industries and consumers under the current regime."

Rémunération pour la copie privée

Assemblée Nationale (F), Discussion du projet de loi, ici

La Sacem s'oriente vers la taxation du cloud computing

Numerama.com, ici

EU-US data privacy storm blows cloud off course

EurActiv.com, here.

Public Domain Calculation

EuropeanaConnect, here

Copyright Policy and Practice in Electronic Reserves among ARL Libraries


D.Hansen, W. Cross, P.  Edwards, here.

Rapport du Conseil fédéral suisse sur les utilisations illicites d'œuvres sur Internet

Ici

Educators Worried About SOPA/PIPA's Impact On Education

Techdirt.com, here

EU-Kommission legt sich mit Facebook an

Unwatched.org, hier.

World Intellectual Property Report - The Changing Face of Innovation

WIPO, Economics and Statistics Series, here

Intellectual Property Law & Competition Law

A. Panda, A. Patel, A. Deo , S. Kalinga, S. Khettry, S. Mathew, here

Mario Monti' s Address to the AAI

Keynote speech on competition policy and some very interesting answers to questions on the Euro-related crisis and private enforcement, June 2011, original video  and my edited audio (Source: American Antitrust Institute Conference).

Mario Monti on Political Power, Economic Power, and Economic Integration

Trento Economics Festival, 2008, Audio (in Italian). 

China Cracks Down on Anti-Competitive Practices of Major State-Owned Enterprises

www.mwechinalaw.com, here

FAIR AND OTHER NON-INFRINGING USES IN THE CONTEXT OF CLOUD COMPUTING

G. Jiang, here.

Décret relatif au prix du livre numérique

N° 2011-1499 du 10 novembre 2011 pris en application de la loi n° 2011-590 du 26 mai 2011, ici. 

Whither WIPO: Will WIPO Wither?

M. Geist, audio, here

SCCR/22/16 - Proposal on an international instrument on limitations and exceptions for persons with print disabilities

Here

PROMOTING COMPLIANCE WITH COMPETITION LAW: DO COMPLIANCE AND ETHICS PROGRAMS HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY?

J. Murphy, OECD ROUNDTABLE ON PROMOTING COMPLIANCE WITH COMPETITION LAW, here

Achtes Gesetz zur Änderung des Gesetzes gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen

Referentenentwurf, BMWi, hier

Bionic Revisited: What the Summary Judgment Ruling in Oracle v. Google Means for Android and the GPL

E. Naughton, here

Library Copyright Alliance on Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)

The Net Neutrality Debate: Are All End-Users and Websites Created Equal?

C. Cohn, A. Mossoff , M. Lemley, video here

The impacts of supermarket price decisions on the dairy industry

Australian Senate, Economics References Committee, here

Livres indisponibles et orphelins : quel enjeu pour les bibliothèques ?

Interassociation Archives Bibliothèques Documentation, ici

The Impact of Copyright Policy Changes on Venture Capital Investment in Cloud Computing Companies

J. Lerner, here

WTO TRIPS Council: Ecuador questions the European Union on Italian compulsory licenses

KEI, here.

Google exerts influence through others

Bloomberg Businessweek, here

Rules for Growth: Promoting Innovation and Growth Through Legal Reform

R. Litan , Y. Benkler , H. Butler , J. Clippinger , R. Cook-Deegan , R. Cooter , A. Edlin , N. Garnett , R. Gilson , O. Goodenough , G. Hadfield , M. Lemley , F. Partnoy , G. Priest , L. Ribstein , C. Sabel , P. Schuck , H. Scott, R. Scott , A. Stein , V. Stodden , J. Tyler III , A. Viard and B. Wittes, here

Aktuelle Auseinandersetzung zwischen Apple, Samsung und anderen IT-Anbietern.

TAZ.de, hier

Emerging Theories of Competitive Harm in Merger Enforcement

T. Rosch, D. Tucker, here

Governing Bad Behavior by Users of Multi-Sided Platforms

D. Evans, here

MPAA Lists “Notorious” Pirate Sites To U.S. Government

torrentfreak.com, here

Bank Competition in the EU: How Has It Evolved?

L. Weill, here

The Tablet Revolution

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism in collaboration with The Economist Group, here

Solvay annulled on right of access and right to be heard issues

Court of Justice, Judgments in Cases C-109/10 P Solvay SA v Commission and C-110/10 P  Solvay SA v Commission. 

Verantwortlichkeit eines Hostproviders (Blogspot) für einen das Persönlichkeitsrecht verletzenden Blog-Eintrag

BGH Urteil vom 25. Oktober 2011 - VI ZR 93/10, PressemitteilungVorinstanz und Volltext.

Open strategies and innovation performance

A. Barge-Gil, here

Competition Policy & Financial Stability: Friends or Foes?

C. Hanley, A. Rae, paper and presentation

What Happened to Competition Policy (in Ireland)?

D. McFadden, J. Evans,  presentation and paper

A United States Perspective on Cartel Enforcement

S. Hammond, here (thanks to Kartellblog). 

THE EX-POST EVALUATION OF TWO MERGER DECISIONS


L.Aguzzoni, E. Argentesi, P. Buccirossi, L. Ciari, T. Duso, M. Tognoni, C. Vitale, here.

Finland: Copyright Management Organization abused its Dominant Position

ECN Brief 04/2011, here

EU addresses orphan works and 'out-of-commerce' books and journals

C. Scollo Lavizzari, A. Myburgh, here

On the interpretation of ‘human embryo’ as of Directive 98/44/EC on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions

Court of Justice of the European Union, Judgment in Case C-34/10
Oliver Brüstle v Greenpeace e.V., Press Release and Judgment

Report on online gambling in the Internal Market

European Parliament, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Rapporteur: Jürgen Creutzmann, here

Bundeskartellamt verhängt Millionengeldbußen gegen Hersteller von Instant-Cappuccino

Pressemeldung, hier

On the resale of MP3s and other digital download music and video files: ReDigi

the1709blog.blogspot.com, here

Liberalizar los colegios profesionales para crear más competencia en la economía

Expansion.com, aquì.

An Antitrust Framework for Climate Change

M. Carrier, here.

Regional Agreements of Developing Jurisdictions: Unleashing the Potential

M. Gal, I. Faibish, here

The Economist on Software Patents

Difference Engine: Programmed nonsense, here

EXCESSIVE PRICES

OECD Secretariat, Background Paper, here

The economics of compliance

M. Bennett, presentation.

Getting personal: Managers' liability for competition law breaches: a UK perspective

L. Guttuso, presentation

WIPO STUDY ON PATENTS AND THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

WIPO Secretariat, here

PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS: TRANSPARENCY ISSUES IN CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS

OECD, here

WIPO STUDY ON THE INTERFACE BETWEEN EXHAUSTION OF INTELLECTUAL RIGHTS AND COMPETITION LAW

WIPO Secreteriat, here

Opération de concentration entre coopératives agricoles autorisée sous réserve d'engagements

Communiqué, ici

Energy markets: Commission welcomes adoption of new rules on wholesale electricity and gas trading

Competition Enforcement Capacity Building and Competition Advocacy

J. Fingleton, here

UNITAID 3rd Consultative Forum; Nineteen IP recommendations

KEI, here

Canada: New Merger Enforcement Guidelines

Here

Europe 1 – Premier League 0

B. Hugenholtz, here

Benzinpreise – Marktmacht, Preissetzung und Konsequenzen

Arbeitskreis Kartellrecht, Bundeskartellamt, Thesenpapier und drei Vorträge

FTC Requires Sale of Generic Cancer Pain Drug and Muscle Relaxant as Conditions of Teva’s $6.8 Billion Acquisition of Cephalon

Assicurazioni: multe per oltre 13 milioni a tre imprese e a un’agenzia plurimandataria per intesa restrittiva della concorrenza

I731, qui.

Administrability and business certainty in abuse of dominance enforcement: an economist’s review of the South African record

S. Roberts, here

Competition legislation and policy – is it necessary in a developing economy?

L. du Plessis, J. Lurie and A. van Buuren, here.

Heal the World-Competition law and public interest issues

L. Morphet, A. Konstant, here

AIME v. Regents of the University of California


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, No. CV 10-9378 CBM (MANx), here.

How to deal with Chinese State-owned Enterprises under the EU Merger Regulation?

F. Depoortere, here

On licences for the broadcasting of football matches granting territorial exclusivity in the EU

Cases C-403/08 and C-429/08, Football Association Premier League and Others v QC Leisure and Others; Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd, Judgment and Press Release

The Antitrust Economics of Free

D. Evans, here

Should Regulators Treat Google Like Standard & Poor's?

M. Patterson in Forbes, here

Golan v. Holder: A Look at the Constraints Imposed by the Berne Convention

D. Gervais, here

Retrograde Antitrust Analysis is No Fit for Google

J.Wright, here.

Competition Policy and the Patent System

Chap. 4, Innovation and Competition Policy: Cases and Materials, H. Hovenkamp, here.

Harm to Competition or Innovation; Remedies

Chap. 3, Innovation and Competition Policy: Cases and Materials, H. Hovenkamp, here

Competition Policy and the Scope of Intellectual Property Protection

Chap.1, Innovation and Competition Policy: Cases and Materials, H. Hovenkamp, here

Putin Pledges to Follow Gazprom Antitrust Inquiry

NYT, here

Video on Workshop on China's Anti-Monopoly Law and Enforcement

2011 Spring Meeting American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, here.

In praise of chaos - Governments’ attempts to control the internet should be resisted

The Economist, here

Ouverture à la concurrence des transports ferroviaires

Autorité de la Concurrence,
Avis n° 11-A-15 du 29 septembre 2011 sur un projet de décret relatif aux gares de voyageurs et autres infrastructures de services du réseau ferroviaire
Avis n° 11-A-16 du 29 septembre 2011 relatif au projet de séparation des comptes de l’activité gares de voyageurs au sein de la SNCF

Will Two Roads Still Diverge? Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law is Getting Harder in the United States. But Europe May be Making it Easier

A. Foer, E. Schultz, here

STUDY ON THE ANTI-COMPETITIVE ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: SHAM LITIGATION

IPEA, here.

Empowering and Protecting Consumers Consultation: OFT Response

Here

ACTA: Meeting U.S. Objectives

The Office of the United States Trade Representative, here

US Seventh Circuit court of appeals on FTAIA’s limits on the Sherman Act’s reach

MINN-CHEM, INCORPORATED, et al., v. AGRIUM INCORPORATED, et al., No. 10-1712, here

With its Standout tag, Google News is giving publishers a new incentive to credit the competition

NiemanLab.org, here

Search Engines Searching for Trouble? Comparing Search Engine Operator Responsibility for Competitive Keyword Advertising Under EU and US Trademark Law

S.Kulk, here

Competition Issues in the Air Transport Sector

OECD, Secretariat's Background Note, here

POTENTIAL PRO-COMPETITIVE AND ANTICOMPETITIVE ASPECTS OF TRADE/BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

OECD, Secretariat's Background Note, here

EU Commission opens investigation in e-payment market

Press release here

Australian Court decision on Google clarifies misleading advertisements

ACCC's press release hereAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission v Trading Post Australia Pty Ltd[2011] FCA 1086 here

LaMiaImpresaOnLine – Assoprovider segnala all’Antitrust

Qui.

Chinese Brands: Does Privatisation Matter?

IP Finance, here

CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE INVESTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO BID RIGGING AT PUBLIC FORECLOSURE AUCTIONS

US DoJ, here

REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS TO THE WIPO GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Is Android really free software?

R.Stallman, here

Datenschützer kritisieren Facebook-Neuerungen

Computerbase.de, here

ECJ on AdWords

Case C‑323/09, Interflora Inc. v Marks & Spencer plc, here.

Things You Should Care About in the New Patent Statute

M. Lemley, SSRN http://bit.ly/npAlsG

INFORME SOBRE EL FUNCIONAMIENTO DEL MERCADO DE MANTENIMIENTO DE ASCENSORES EN ESPAÑA

CNC, http://bit.ly/reFPCZ 

The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?

Senate Judiciary Committee - Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Right,  September 21, 2011, 2 pm (8 pm Trento time), here  and webcast.

Scrutinizing Google's Reign

NYTimes.com,  http://nyti.ms/mXS4ez

USTR White Paper On Trade In Medicines Raises Questions

 Intellectual Property Watch http://bit.ly/oIytB8. 

Recidivism Eliminated: Cartel Enforcement in the United States Since 1999

G. Werden , S. Hammond, B. Barnett, http://bit.ly/pWK0WK.

Algorithms and competition

M. Vestager, here . Large friendly letters? "It's true that the idea of automated systems getting together and reaching a...