USA Statement at WIPO Extraordinary General Assembly, with Comments, here

Dead Poets’ Property- The Copyright Act of 1814 and the Price of Literature in the Romantic Period

X. Li, M. MacGarvie, P. Moser, here

Max-Planck-Jurist Hilty zum Leistungsschutzrecht, hier

A new paradigm of scholarly communications is emerging: A report from the Future of Impact conference, here

How antitrust economists are getting better at spotting cartels, here

“Special responsibility” through clear-cut market share threshold — Proposed new assessment criterion for addressing dominance in Finnish grocery retail sector, here

The EU’s unitary patent, here

Know thyself: Data lockers promise to help people profit from their personal information, here

2012 Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, here

'Troll' warning as EU gets unitary patent scheme, after decades of failure, here

Collusion through joint R&D: An empirical assessment

T. Duso, L.-H. Röller, J. Seldeslachts, here

Report on a Digital Freedom Strategy in EU Foreign Policy

European Parliament, Rapporteur: M. Schaake, here.

Page 7: "Recognises the role of artistic freedom, and the freedom to imitate and reuse, as cornerstones for creativity and freedom of expression and ideas; is aware of the significant presence of exceptions and limitations in the copyright ecosystem, especially in the areas of journalism, quotation, satire, archives, libraries and ensuring access to and usability of the cultural heritage"

GODZILLA vs MECHAGODZILLA - Antitrust and Intellectual Property Rights−the Ultimate Counterweapon?

F. Juckniess and S. Larimore Wahl, here

In re Books

J. Grimmelmann (, here

Austrian rights holders want levies on Dropbox, Google Drive, here

More data about copyright removals in Transparency Report

F. von Lohmann, here

Your Data is Yours, here

Understanding bias in computational news media, here

Anwendungshinweise zur Erhebung, Verarbeitung und Nutzung von personenbezogenen Daten für werbliche Zwecke

Gremium der Datenschutzaufsichtsbehörden, hier

Ubuntu Spyware: What to Do?

R. Stallman, here

Why Google worries utility companies, here

Parlamento, una password sulle rassegne stampa, qui

Antitrust Compliance Programmes & Optimal Antitrust Enforcement

W. Wils, here

Kultusminister einigen sich mit Verlagen über digitale Vervielfältigung für den Unterrichtsgebrauch, hier

From war to peace: a European tale (off-topic)

H. Van Rompuy,  J. Barroso, Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize Award to the European Union/Oslo, here

Cost Benefit Analysis of EU Data Protection Regulation Proposal: A UK Perspective, here

It’s Not How Much data You Have, But How You Use It: Assessing Privacy in the Context of Consumer Data Integration

J. Polonetsky, O. Tene, White Paper here

Standard Setting Organizations and Antitrust: Balancing IPRs and Competition

Giovanni Napolitano (World Intellectual Property Organization), December 13, 2012, 9.30 am, Economics and Management Department, Trento University (Room 3C).

EU Directive on Public Sector Information: a Quick Look at the Proposed Amendments, here

Commission welcomes Court of Justice judgment in the AstraZeneca case

Press Release, here. CJEU's Press Release here. Ruling (Case C-457/10 P AstraZeneca v Commission) here

The Big Picture: Comprehensive Data Collection

J. Brill, here

Taser Trademark: Company Fights To Keep Journalists From Using Term 'Tasered', here

Justice Department meets with firms seeking Google antitrust probe, here

EU Resists ‘Extreme’ US Lobbying As Data Privacy War Brews, here

Pinterest, Image Sharing Websites and the Law, here

Legal certainty, proportionality, effectiveness: the Commission's practice on remedies

A. Italiener, here.

FTC Amicus Brief on Injunctions Related to SEP

Apple v. Motorola, here.

MFNs and Platforms

J. Gans, Video here

Declaration: Copyright4Creativity, here

Operationalizing Privacy by Design

A.  Cavoukian, here

Submissions received by the Australian Law Reform Commission (copyright)


Java API Copyrightability Put to the Test in Smartphone Technology Battle

B. Werbin, here

Transnational Law for Transnational Communities: The Emergence of a Lex Mercatoria (or Lex Informatica) for International Creative Communities

A. Metzger, here

The overhaul of EU rules on data protection: making the single market work for business

V. Reding, here

Data Protection Practice 2012

2B-Advice, here (pdf file).

BEUC on EU Data Protection Reform Proposal

Analysis of consumer benefits versus administrative burden of key provisions, here

Closing the Back Door Route to Cartels: The Need to Clarify the Regulated Conduct Doctrine, here

Saving Economics from the Economists

R. Coase, here

Resolución de 29 de Noviembre de 2012, sobre uvas denominación origen Valdepeñas, aquì (fichero pdf).

Competition law class actions sanctioned in South Africa, here

Göttinger Urheberrechtstagung: Von ACTA bis Leistungsschutz, hier

The Economics of Privacy

C. Tucker, Presentation here

The Economics of Privacy: Major Economic Policy Issues

W. Kovacic, Presentation here

The Future of FTC Jurisdiction over Antitrust and Consumer Protection: A Commentary

J. Brill, here. Video, here  (featuring also Bill Kovacic).

FTC Amicus Brief on Pharmaceutical "Product Hopping"


An inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press

Leveson Report, here. Executive summary here

Network Neutrality and European Law

J. Sluijs, here

LSR: Google-Imperialismus, hier

Bye-bye Verica (Trstenjak), here

Google Fires a Rare Public Salvo Over Aggregators

NYT, here

Internet providers' latest scheme to fight piracy delayed until next year, here.

Why Keep a Dog and Bark? The UK Government Replicates the Actions of its Independent Energy Regulator, here

Competition and personal data protection

J. Almunia, here

Is a clickable link a communication to the public? New case referred to the CJEU, here

The Market Realities That Undermine the Antitrust Case Against Google

G. Manne, here

Study on Economic Assessment for Improving eAccessibility Services and Products

Digital Agenda for Europe, here (pdf file).

WIPO Committee Finishes A Step Closer To Treaty For Visually Impaired, here

First strike: how tech's superpowers could start an ecosystem war, here

Canada Set to Endorse the Concept of a WIPO Treaty for the Blind, here

EU at SCCR/25 on VIP Issues

"Mr. Chairman, the EU and its Member States are now also in
the position to negotiate the conclusion of an instrument
including a binding treaty," here

Regolamento "Rating di legalità"

AGCM, qui

Transparency in EU Retail Energy Markets

Working Group Report prepared for the 5th Citizens' Energy Forum, here.

Kansas : une bibliothèque en colère contre la politique de prêt d'ebooks, here

Android Rises to 90% of Smartphone Market in China, here

Privacy considerations of online behavioural tracking, here

Bundesgerichtshof zur Haftung von Eltern für illegales Filesharing ihrer minderjährigen Kinder, hier

Weakening the OA policy in the EU

P. Suber, here

Japanese Antitrust and Compliance: The Fair Trade Commission, no longer a toothless tiger?, here

La presse suisse rejoint le front de la Lex Google, ici

Price Comparisons on the Internet

Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, here

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: When IP Does Not Seem to Matter, here

Quels remèdes pour les abus de position dominante ?

P. Bougette, F. Marty, ici

On German ancillary copyright for media publishers, Press Release, here

La CNC sanciona por primera vez a una persona física por infringir normas de defensa de la competencia, aquì.

Does Oracle/UsedSoft ruling breach WIPO Copyright Treaty?, here

Implementing Antitrust's Welfare Goals

H. Hovenkamp, here

New briefs complicate Supreme Court pay-for-delay conundrum, here

Google's Appeal Brief in Google Books Case


The Regulatory Turn in IP

M. Lemley, here

Four More Years: What Obama’s Reelection Means for United States Antitrust Policies, here

L'exploitation numérique des livres indisponibles du XXe siècle - Point d'étape

Syndicat national de l'édition, Présentation ici

Bibliothèques, musées : exemples de bonnes pratiques en matière de diffusion du domaine public, ici

Der Wandel des deutschen Buchmarktes in Zeiten von Digitalisierung und Mobilisierung. Eine institutionenökonomische Analyse

S. Putzig, Abstract zur Dissertation, hier (pdf File). 

Warum „Do not Track” den Datenschutz nicht retten wird, hier

Der Streit mit Apple schwemmt Millionen in die SBB-Kasse, hier

The Role of the Efficiency Claims In Antitrust Proceedings

OECD, Background Note by the Secretariat (Fiorenzo Bovenzi and Anna Pisarkiewicz), here

Leniency for Subsequent Applicants

OECD, Issues paper by the Secretariat, here

Limitations and constraints to International Co-operation

OECD, Issues Paper by the Secretariat (A. Capobianco), here

Digitally binding

J. Poort,  I. Akker, N. van Eijk, B.van der Sloot, P. Rutten, here in English and here in Dutch.

Multi-Stakeholder Discussions à la Internet Governance Forum For WIPO?, here.

E-books: Developments and Policy Considerations

OECD Digital Economy Papers, here

Supreme Court Copyright Case Could Change Nature of Ownership, here

Scott Turow on Penguin Random House, here

Open-source design, here

Competition in Information Technologies: Standards-Essential Patents, Non-Practicing Entities and FRAND Bidding

H. Hovenkamp, here

Google sources think maps app might struggle for Apple approval, here

Overcoming barriers to competition in water

S. Brown, here.

Publishers Abroad Take On Google, here

Faulkner Estate in Mississippi Files Copyright Suit Over Quotes in Movie, Ad, here

Datenschutz und Datensicherheit in der Cloud, hier

Randy Picker Examines Market Power and Advertising During AEI’s Discussion of Google and Antitrust, here

Exclusionary Vertical Restraints and Antitrust: Experimental Law and Economics Contributions

C. Landeo, here

Random House and Penguin merge to take on Amazon, Apple, here

Leistungsschutzrecht als Taschenspielertrick, hier

§ 52a UrhG wird wohl verlängert, aber vermutlich nicht entfristet, hier

Privacy Takes Center Stage in Uruguay, here

US-Supreme Court: Richtungsweisende Entscheidung zum Secondhand-Handel erwartet, hier

Buyer Power and Suppliers' Incentives to Innovate

C. Koehler, C. Rammer, here.

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley Oral Arguments

Transcript here. Audio file here

NYC regulators propose rules for taxi apps, here

Zur Reform des europäischen Datenschutzrechts

S. Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, here

Substitutes & football: a primer in market definition

R. Trindade, R. Smith, here

Lex Google : Hollande préfère un petit accord entre amis..., here

The Annual Privacy Forum 1st edition, Presentations here

Would "Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality" work?

A. Acquisti, Presentation here

Good Things Come in Threes? DOJ, FTC and EC Officials Wax Eloquent About FRAND, here

EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on the Proposed Data Protection Regulation


Off-Topic: European Council on EU's Nobel Prize for Peace

"The European Council is grateful that the European Union was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. The Prize is an honour for all European citizens and for all EU Member States and institutions. The Nobel Committee rightly reminds how "the Union and its forerunners have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in
Europe". At a time of uncertainty, this tribute to past achievements is a strong appeal to safeguard and strengthen Europe for the next generation. Aware that advancing this community of peaceful interests requires constant care and an unwavering will, the members of the European Council regard it as their personal responsibility  to ensure Europe remains a continent of progress and prosperity", here.

Proyecto de Ley de creación de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, aquì

Private Recoveries in International Cartel Cases Worldwide: What do the Data Show?

J. Connor, here

Unfair methods of competition under FTC § 5: Beyond the Sherman Act and an ex post model of enforcement

R. Peritz, here

Google News faces mass newspaper boycott in Brazil, here

Beyond the integration of Markets: The citizen at the heart of EU law

J. Almunia, here

Poland and Hungary Adapted PSI Directive Transpositions (Infringement procedures closed), here

Google se paie la presse, ici.