Internet Archive: Over 1 Million Digital Books Available to the Print-Disabled

Those books are available for free, in a format called DAISY, either open or protected. Open DAISYs can be read by anyone in the world on many different devices. Protected DAISYs can only be opened using a key issued by the Library of Congress NLS program.

Estimating the Economic Impact of Mass Digitization Projects on Copyright Holders: Evidence from the Google Book Search Litigation

Hannibal Travis, here.

Netzneutralität aus deutscher Sicht: "Wettbewerb ist Garant für Netzneutralität"

Matthias Kurth, Präsident der Bundesnetzagentur, hier.

Post Oracle-Sun Merger: OpenSolaris' fate revealed (and what about Oracle's public announcement)?

From the Oracle-Sun merger decision, para 182:
"Although, with the exception of points 1, 2 and 3 (see below paragraph 184), Oracle's
public announcement is not legally binding on Oracle, the Commission considers that
the strong specificities of open source software and the vibrant ecosystem surrounding
MySQL provide for a self-enforcing mechanism ensuring that Oracle would not have
the ability and incentives to deviate from its announced future conduct. Reputation and
trust is of utmost importance for the sponsor of an open source project which depends
on contributions by a large ecosystem of users, developers and customers. After the
merger Oracle will become the sponsor of a number of significant open source projects
of Sun, including Java, MySQL and OpenSolaris, and will as such need to gain and
retain the trust from the open source community. In this respect, it can be expected that
all of the public pledges made by Oracle to reassure MySQL users, developers and
storage engine vendors will be subject to close scrutiny from the open source
Was the EU Commission somehow slightly too optimistic?

Oracle v. Google

See this post by Groklaw. See also this, on and this from More from Here also about Google's first reaction. More from Reactions from  German Java users' groups.

Auf der Suche nach dem Patentrezept

U.Froitzheim, here.

Innovate, Yes, but Make It Practical

NYT, here.

Online markets: discussion paper

A report for the Office of Fair Trading, Phillipa Marks, Stephen Adshead and Brian Williamson of Plum Consulting, Yali Sassoon of Keplar LLP and Ian Jewitt

Is the European Commission joining the FTC probe into whether Apple's business practices harm competition?

Read this from the New York Post.

Methodologische Grundlagen einer Evaluation von Wettbewerbspolitik,

Kai Hüschelrath, here.

Spiegel: Explosion des Wissens

Hat Deutschland im 19. Jahrhundert einen industriellen Aufstieg erlebt, weil das Land kein Urheberrecht kannte? Hier (Deutsch) and here (English)

Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright

C Armstrong, J De Beer, D Kawooya, A Prabhala, T Schonwetter, here

Algorithms and competition

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