A timely keynote speaker in London on June 19.
Judgment of the success of the Hadopi system in France should be based on the facts, not on political posturing.
Hadopi is lowering illegal file-sharing and boosting legitimate digital music sales.
The European Court of Justice, in overturning a Belgian court decision of 2007, says that the requirement of ISP-level copyright filtering goes too far.
Spotify is off to a good start in the US market, with 12.5% paying subscribership.
An “unfunded mandate” for a European musical analog to the Book Rights Registry.
New regulations are proposed while budgets to implement them shrink.
Techdirt gets it wrong on the German news industry’s dispute with Google.
Legal developments in digital copyright during the past year: progressive response, litigation against Google, and news publishers vs. search engines.
The fine is a pittance for Google, the impact small. But will the rest of Europe follow along?