Category Europe

Dutch Public Libraries and the “One Copy, One User” Rule

I took a little bit of heat from certain members of the library community who were bothered by my analysis last week of the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) decision in the case of Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken (Dutch Public Library Association) v. Stichting Leenrecht (Lending Rights Foundation, the Dutch collecting society for royalties from library lending) […]

The ECJ’s Inconclusive Ruling on Library E-Book Lending

We’ve been looking for a while at the question of whether First Sale rights apply to digital files.  If you get an e-book or music download, can you resell, lend, or give it away to someone else — as you can with physical products like print books or music CDs?  The library community has gotten excited […]

European Commission Issues Communication on Digital Single Market

The EC focuses on cross-border licensing and copyright safe harbors for online service providers.

Announcing Copyright and Technology London 2015

Our next London conference, produced by Music Ally, will be Thursday 18 June.

Copyright Alert System Releases First Year Results

Comparison of data from the US Copyright Alert System with HADOPI in France suggests that the threat of fines and Internet service suspensions does deter online file-sharing.

Announcing Copyright and Technology London 2014

Now in our fifth year, the next Copyright and Technology conference will take place on Wednesday, October 1.

E-Book Watermarking Gains Traction in Europe

Highlights from a new study on the global e-book market.