EuGH: Heftiger Streit um "Recht auf Vergessen" im Internet, hier

Vertical Restraints for On-Line Sales

P. Buccirossi, here (Note submitted to the OECD Competition Committee).


OECD, here

IFPI Digital Music Report 2013


Motorola/Google Proposed Consent Order

Comment, G. Manne, here

The Price of Reputation: Is the market for protected personal information about to take off?

The Economist, here

Open Data Is Not Just For Governments Anymore, here

Saisine d’office pour avis portant sur le secteur de la distribution pharmaceutique

Autorité de la concurrence, Décision n° 13-SOA-01 du 25 février 2013, ici

Copyright Disruption In The Cloud: U.S. Courts Divided Over Rights Required For Streaming Entertainment Content From The Cloud – Could A U.S. Supreme Court Showdown Be Looming?

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, here

Evidence-Based Antitrust Enforcement in the Technology Sector

J. Wright, here

Foursquare checks in to more revenue with credit card specials, here

Preisparität bei Amazon, hier

Integrate or Separate - Institutional Design for the Enforcement of Competition Law and Consumer Law

K. Cseres, here

Amazon to open market in second-hand MP3s and e-books, here

Ein Referentenentwurf für das Zweitverwertungsrecht, hier

Indagine conoscitiva: risarcimento diretto e assetti concorrenziali del settore RC auto

AGCM, IC42, qui.

Thomas Hoeren: Leistungsschutzrecht würde Notifizierungspflicht verletzen, hier

Google News: “We made history in a very good way for the citizens of France.”, here

EU and US push WIPO negotiations against human rights, for restrictions on exceptions, here

Dutch Royal Library obtains license to provide access to cultural heritage, here

Google may reach antitrust settlement with E.U. in second half of the year, here

Amazon Squashing Affiliates Who Promote Free Kindle Books, here

Amazon, Big Six publishers face antitrust suit from indie bookstores over ebook DRM, here.

Criticizing the FTC’s Proposed Order in the Google Patent Antitrust Case

G. Manne, here

The Case for Online Obscurity

W. Hartzog & Frederic Stutzman, here

White House announces new US open access policy, here

Internet Competition and E-books: Challenging the Competition Policy Acquis?

S. Vezzoso (this blog's author), Presentation here (ppt file). 

Europäisches Parlament: Industrie-Ausschuss stimmt gegen Datenschutz, hier

Twitter releases API for advertisers, enabling integration with cross-platform tools, here

Fresh Thinking on Potential Antitrust Responses to Abusive Patent Troll Enforcement Practices

R. Skitol, here

Amazon’s ‘price parity’ clause attracts attention of German antitrust regulator, here.  See also the Bundeskartellamt Press Release, here, and the Washington Post's first take, here

AGCM c. Bayer Cropscience

Cons. Stato Sez. VI, Sent., 29-01-2013, n. 548, qui.

The Transcript of Oral Argument in Bowman v. Monsanto: Where's Patent Exhaustion for Self-Replicating Patented Seeds?, here

Draft proposals for amending EU competition rules on technology transfer agreements

Public consultation, here

Bruxelles attaque Paris sur les e-books, ici

How Parody Inspires Great Design, here

Why it's time to stop using open source licences

G. Moody, here

Google privacy debacle merits fine: case is "test" of draft privacy rules, here

Bund lässt Software gegen Urheberrechtsverletzungen entwickeln, hier

U.S. justices hostile to farmer's argument against Monsanto, here

Closed Discussions At WIPO On Treaty For Blind, As New Text Emerges, here

Read Any Good Web Sites Lately? Book Lovers Talk Online, here

Which countries receive the most in royalty and license fees?

World Bank, here.

Pratiques anticoncurrentielles dans le secteur de l'abattage et de la commercialisation du porc charcutier sanctionnées

Autorité de la concurrence, ici

La farmacia en el supermercado

ElPais, aquì

Spanish Tribunal Supremo on "screen scraping"


Dutch government will end protection of non-original works to modernise copyright law, here

Oracle vs Google legal war begins a new chapter, here

Materials from the GCLC lunch talk on Google, here

FRAND, RAND, and SEP: Why These Acronyms Are Important, here

BGH legt EuGH Frage zum technischen Schutz von Schutzmaßnahmen für Videospiele vor

Institut für Urheber- und Medienrecht, hier

Mining the Digital Gold Rush: The Legal (L)ore around France’s Data-Mining Tax, here

Yelp Defeats Legal Challenge to Its User Review Filter

E. Goldman, here

Responses of Creative Commons to House of Lords comments concerning the CC BY license


U.S. appeals judges quiz lawyers on rules for patenting software, here

Access and the Public Domain

R. Picker, here.

Of particular interest to me is how broad access issues are likely to shape the "scale and scope of competition in the provision of the public domain". 

Efectos del carácter restrictivo de la normativa comercial sobre la competitividad de la economía catalana

Autoritat Catalana de la Competència, aquí.

IP, Antitrust and Looking Back on the Last Four Years

R. Hesse, here

EU antitrust control and patent abuses

M. Mariniello, here (Video, 6:58).

Counting couch potatoes

TheEconomist, here

L'Open Data fragilisé par le droit sur les bases de données, ici

LobbyPlag - Wie Konzerne Gesetze diktieren, hier

Antitrust Litigation: What’s Changed in Twenty-Five Years?

W. Kolasky, here

Innovation Nation at War (Posner and patents), here

Un passo indietro per il software libero

A. Meo, qui

“Students are heavily dependent on studying from photocopies”, here

EU Personal Data Protection "Reform Package":Tracking Lobbyists' Influence, here. See also the background article to this project here (German).

IFLA Principles for Library eLending


What Software Is Patentable? Federal Court To Consider In CLS Bank Rehearing, here

Macmillan settles with DOJ, and Apple is last man standing in ebook pricing case, here.

Interesting to academia and beyond:
"Electronic versions of academic textbooks” are removed from the settlement’s “requirements and prohibitions” because the DOJ antitrust case focused only on trade books.

The Digital Economy

OECD, Competition Committee, DAF/COMP(2012)22, here.

Coup de coeur: the French contribution to the October 2011 hearing, p. 75 ff.

Google, the ACCC and the High Court

Core Economics, here

La BnF accusée de privatiser des oeuvres du domaine public, ici

Charlottesville anti-drone resolution sparks similar action across US, here

Protection of personal data

ECHR, Factsheet, here

Court of Appeal takes a punt on database rights, here

Algorithms and competition

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