EU court restricts re-sell of software back-up copies in case original is damaged.
Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), in its ruling in a case between Vincent Deroo-Blanquart and Sony, ruled that selling a computer with pre-installed software is not an unfair commercial practice. Further, it found that there is no requirement to list the costs of the software. Case arise when Deroo-Blanquart bought a Sony laptop in […]
A new set of rules, expected to be unveiled by European Union officials, is likely to put new pressure on American tech companies. Proposals would force some of the world’s largest tech companies to comply with stringent competition, privacy and copyright rules. For many executives from American tech companies such plans feel like another round of protectionism. While Europe’s policy […]
In April EU net neutrality laws came into force, requiring internet service providers to “treat all traffic equally”. Earlier this summer the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) published draft new guidelines setting out how EU net neutrality rules should be implemented by EU national regulators. However, draft is criticized by think tanks […]
Editor in chief of the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten criticized Facebook for removing post with Nick Ut’s iconic Vietnam War photograph of a naked girl fleeing napalm. Nick Ut won Pulitzer Prize for this photo but for but for Facebook the image was one that violated its standards about nudity on the social network. This critique renews questions about the company’s […]
European Union’s lawmakers are known to trying regulate everything new or what’s not working as they wish. In many cases it backfires and leads to over-regulation and stagnation of innovation. However, it’s efforts to regulate financial markets may have been opened new opportunities for global FinTech industry looking for universal standards. FinTech companies may use clearly defined regulatory framework to create save environment and gain consumer […]