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On April 15, 2015, Europe formally accused Google of antitrust violations by using the company’s massive search engine to skew results in favor its comparison shopping services, known as Google shopping. Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s competition commissioner, after accusing Google of abuse, through what is known as a “Statement of Objections,” gave Google [...]Continue Reading →
On October 14, 2014 By Dustin Kovacic October 14, 2014
A new copyright law came into effect in the United Kingdom on October 1st, modifying copyright protection of parodies. The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations allow the use of copyrighted material for parody purposes if [...]Continue Reading →
On July 8, 2014 By Torrey Samson July 9, 2014
The nearly two months old right-to-be-forgotten ruling, handed down from the European Union Court of Justice, has resulted in Google receiving more than 70,000 requests to remove links to more than 276,000 web pages. The search-engine titan has already come under fire for attempting to manipulate the press by granting requests to [...]Continue Reading →
In a decision released on March 27th, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) within the EU can now block piracy sites that contain copyrighted material.
The decision comes from Constantin Film and Wega v. UPC Telekabel Wien, a case referred to the CJEU by the Austrian [...]Continue Reading →
On November 10, 2010 By Donna Baldry November 8, 2010
Coming out of Europe this week are two apparently opposite movements: one seeks stronger protections for Internet users’ personal information; the other, aims to relax intellectual property laws and allow the use of copyright materials without the owners’ approval.
At one end of the spectrum, the European Commission has called for strengthening the [...]Continue Reading →
On October 9, 2009 By JETLaw October 9, 2009
There may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel in Microsoft’s antitrust battle with the European Union (EU). Since the 1990s, the European Commission (EC), the regulatory body of the EU, has been investigating Microsoft’s business and competition practices. As a result of these investigations, the company has [...]Continue Reading →
In Luxembourg, the European Court of Justice is set to rule on the validity of Chocoladefabriken, Lindt, & Sprungli’s trademark claim to a chocolate bunny. Lindt was granted a European trademark on the foil-wrapped bunny in 2001 and has been actively defending it ever since. Infringers, however, believe the bunny should never have [...]Continue Reading →
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