Author Archives: Bill Jones
Implications of the structure imposed by the Lisbon Treaty on developments in intellectual property and technology.
The Queen’s Speech heralded adoption in the UK, but don’t look for it in the coming year.
Have citizens’ rights gotten lost in the great copyright debate?
The comprehensive report states that intellectual property theft is civil theft.
Restrictions and freedoms in European legal systems influence different approaches to digital rights. As Europe unifies, which system will prevail, and how will that affect DRM?
The antitrust action against Intel could threaten interoperability that is key to acceptance of DRM in the market.
The decision will extend the term of copyright in sound recordings in EU member states from 50 to 70 years.
By Bill Jones It appears that the recently touted creation of a Rights Agency in the UK is unlikely to make it to the final Digital Britain Report i.e. the idea and recommendation will be dropped. Lord Carter has suggested that the concept has apparently met much opposition; the main one being that the creation of […]
By Bill Jones Last year more mobile phones were sold globally than the aggregate sales of TVs, PCs, and cars put together. There are approximately 4 billion mobile phones in a world of more than 6.5 billion people. Penetration rates in some European countries are 150% (Italy), while some are as low as 80% (France […]