Competition in the Context of Financial Crisis

American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law 60th Spring Meeting, the Antitrust source,here.

AG Jääskinen on search engines and lack of responsibility for personal data appearing on web pages they process

Case C-131/12, Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, here

Behavioural Economics and Competition Policy

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets, here (pdf file). Oxera Report (pdf file), here

European Publishers, Others Slam Google On “Abusive” Practices, Ask EC To Reject Google Proposal, here

New Draft Text Shows Progress On WIPO Treaty On Books For The Print-Disabled, here

“Reverse Payment” Settlements Subject to Greater Antitrust Scrutiny: Implications of Supreme Court FTC v. Actavis Ruling

McDermott, Will & Emery, here

Engagements pour mettre fin à l'« inertie du marché »: Fret maritime Europe-Antilles

Autorité de la Concurrence, ici

Commissioner Wright Moves to Advance Discussion on FTC Act Section 5

A. Murino, here

The Fate of Apple and Antitrust: Overcoming Confusion About the eBooks Case

C. Sagers, here

Supreme Court Says Human Genes Aren't Patentable, here

First comment on the Commission's proposed directive on antitrust damage action

P. Buccirossi, here

Institutional experimentation? The integration of competion law and regulation enforcement in Spain

F. Marcos, J. Mora-Sanguinetti, here

Emerging Economies: Different Economic Problems, Same Competition Law?

S. Ennis, Presentation here 

The UK Competition and Markets Authority: a new institution to tackle a new set of challenges

A. Chrisholm, here

EU unlocks a great new source of online innovation (open data)

N. Kroes, here

EU Commission explores copyright questions related to data mining, here

Wettbewerb: Preiskartelle überall?, hier

US Chamber letter to USPTO opposes fair use, expresses "concerns" about WIPO treaty for blind, here

British booksellers call on government to follow France in fight against Amazon, here

Draft legislation on copyright exceptions in the UK, here.
Drafts for the other exceptions will be released as soon as they are ready.

Télévision payante: trois offres de référence de Groupe Canal Plus approuvées

Autorité de la concurrence, ici

Alegaciones de la Conferencia de Rectores a la reforma de la Ley de Propiedad Intelectual, aquì.

Vollständiger Ausschluss der Akteneinsicht (auch gegenüber dem Kronzeugen) verstößt gegen EU-Recht

L. Maritzen, hier (

Members of Congress call on FTC to prosecute patent trolls, here

Student Privacy in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

Berkman Center for Internet & Society, here

Erste Lesung des Gesetzes zur Nutzung verwaister und vergriffener Werke, hier

App Developers File Amicus Brief in Support of Google, here

Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet

Council of Foreign Relations, here (pdf file).

A Puzzling Graph on eBook Prices and the DOJ Case

J. Gans, here

CJEU on action for damages and access to the file

Case C‑536/11, Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde v Donau Chemie AG et al., here

Pallante, Goodlatte Lay Framework For US Copyright Review, here

EU kann sich nicht auf Novelle zu Datenschutz einigen, hier

Australia wants fair use (and so will you?), here

Believe it or not: Your social media information can be a trade secret, here

Creating an open database of public art in Sweden, here

Publishers Tell of Disputes With Apple on E-Book Prices, here

Concorrenza e crisi: audizione di Pitruzzella alla Camera


Patent Assertion Entities and Antitrust: Operating Company Patent Transfers

M. Popofsky and M. Laufert, here

Meet the man who created the 'linchpin' of Apple's e-book strategy, here

Obama faces high stakes dilemma in Apple-Samsung battle, here

Brief of Digital Humanities and Law Scholars as Amici Curiae in Authors Guild v. Hathitrust

M. Jockers, M. Sag, J. Schultz, here

HathiTrust: Amici Curiae Brief of Beneficient Technology and Learning Ally


Leaked mandate for EU-US trade deal opens floodgate to lawsuits by corporations, here

The Future of Books and Libraries in the Electronic Age

R. Picker, here (Video, at 35:02).

Tensions grow as data-mining discussions fall apart, here.

The Case for Fair Use in Australia

Australian Law Reform Commission, here

MS on White House "Patent Trolls" Proposal, here

Towards Empirical Analysis Of Open Government Data Initiatives

B. Ubaldi, OECD Working Papers on Public Governance, here

Council Draft Compromise Text on the Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation, here

Kommunale Monopole sind gute Monopole, die keinerlei Aufsicht bedürfen

J. Haucap (, hier

Simple but Wrong or Complex but More Accurate? The Case for an Exclusive Dealing‐Based Approach to Evaluating Loyalty Discounts

J. Wright, here

Court Says Copying Journal Articles To Show Prior Art In Patent Proceedings Is Fair Use, here

ITC on Apple patent infringement and import prohibition

Inv. No. 337-TA-794, here

PwC: the U.S. consumer ebook market will be bigger than the print book market by 2017, here

Pfizer's slams India's patent regime, says Indian standards are vague and malleable, here

Le ministère de la Culture s’intéresse au marché de l’occasion numérique, here

President Obama Comes Out Strongly Against Patent Trolls; Here Are The Details, here

Library Copyright Alliance files amicus brief in HathiTrust case


Avances en el programa de clemencia, aquì

Protecting innovators from frivolous litigation and ensuring the highest-quality patents

White House Task Force On High-Tech Patent Issues, here

US v. Apple - DOJ Opening Statement


What sort of disruption of broadcasters' distribution can be disrupted?, here

Device From Israeli Start-Up Gives the Visually Impaired a Way to Read, here. OrCam's promotional video here

Amid reports of new Apple streaming music service, antitrust violation may be obstacle, here

World Blind Union Response To The Business Lobby Against The Proposed Wipo Treaty For Visually Impaired People, here (Word file)

Rapport Lescure : du positif pour le livre numérique en bibliothèque, ici

The EU, safeguarding the open internet for all

N. Kroes, here

Request for an Advisory Opinion from the EFTA Court on PSI fee determination


White House effort to take aim at 'patent trolls', here

Innovative but influential: The OFT’s economic research programme

A. Fletcher, here (p. 6 f.).

Carrier: Classic Antitrust/IP Scholarship, here

Die Kommission sammelt sich in Sachen Sammelklagen – nicht nur im Kartellrecht, hier

Using the Antitrust Laws to Police Patent Privateering, here

Apple lawyers put judge in ebook antitrust case on defensive, here

Algorithms and competition

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