Online experts fear proposed EU copyright law change will damage internet BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Internet experts, including World Wide Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee, have warned that new EU proposals on copyright law could cause “substantial damage” to the platform. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/online-experts-fear-proposed-eu-copyright-law-change-will-damage-internet-37030997.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37030995.ece/f621b/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_0d606385-a825-4dc4-bc68-7adb0a3fb04b_1 Email Internet experts, including World Wide Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee, have warned that new EU proposals on copyright law could cause “substantial damage” to the platform. Article 13 of the proposed legislation, under which internet platforms would be required to monitor uploads by their users for copyright infringement, was approved by the European Parliament committee on legal affairs on Wednesday. The bill, which will now … [Read more...] about Online experts fear proposed EU copyright law change will damage internet
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12 June 2018 InternetMedia Article 13 of the EU’s Copyright Directive, up for vote on 20 June, will impose mandatory upload filters on internet users. Jillian York explains why the risks are too high It’s not difficult to see why some artists are torn over copyright measures. Making a living from art can be hard, and is made even harder when digital technology makes it rather easy to download, re-upload, and profit off the work of others. For many, their intellectual property is their sole meal ticket. But, as is often the case, proposed solutions to this problem are often blunt, created by lawmakers whose interests tend not to lie with the starving artist, but with the mega-corporations that have a hold over the music industry. In the case of Article 13 of the EU’s proposed Copyright Directive, this is almost certainly the case. As experts have pointed out, the proposal benefits most the major record labels and movie studios that are angry at internet … [Read more...] about Will EU copyright law ‘carpet bomb’ the digital world?
Europe 29 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44293265 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The EU has passed a law requiring firms to comply with local standards when they post workers temporarily to another EU country. The revised rules adopted by the European Parliament mean posted workers will be entitled to the … [Read more...] about EU tightens law on foreign temp workers
The European Commission announced on May 24 that it has adopted a decision imposing a set of obligations on Russian energy giant Gazprom that address the Commission’s competition concerns and enable the free flow of gas at competitive prices in Central and Eastern European gas markets, The European Commission’s competition chief, Margrethe Vestager, stressed that all companies doing business in Europe have to respect European rules on competition, regardless of their place of origin. “Today’s decision removes obstacles created by Gazprom, which stand in the way of the free flow of gas in Central and Eastern Europe. But more than that – our decision provides a tailor-made rulebook for Gazprom’s future conduct,” Vestager said, adding that it obliges Gazprom to take positive steps to further integrate gas markets in the region and to help realise a true internal market for energy in Europe, while giving Gazprom’s customers in … [Read more...] about EU accepts Gazprom’s post-market test antitrust commitments
Nicholas Oliver gathers reams of personal information about users of his mobile app: age, sex, location, profession, relationship status, and more—and uses it to send them targeted advertising. It sounds like just the sort of business model that might be in jeopardy once the European Union’s sweeping General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25.But Oliver’s not worried. His London startup, People.io, which provides market research for companies and gives them a pool of potential recipients of targeted advertising, makes it clear to customers why they are handing over their information. It even pays them to do so.Consumers accrue points for answering questionnaires and for viewing advertisements that brands push through the app. The points can be cashed in at merchants such as Amazon, Apple, and Netflix. “We don’t want to hide the monetary value of people’s data,” Oliver says. “We want to make it explicit.”A … [Read more...] about Companies Seek Ways to Hold On to Customer Data Under New EU Privacy Law