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European Commission Investigates Valve And Five Publishers

On 2nd February 2017, the European Commission has announced that they have launched an investigation into the Valve Corporation and five video game publishers over suspected anticompetitive practices and collusion.…

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EU Commission Unveils Copyright Overhaul Proposal

The European Commission has been working on a copyright overhaul for some time. In late August, news outlets leaked some details from a draft that was being considered by the…

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Fight Brewing in Europe Over Apple’s Taxes

Last week the European Commission ordered Apple to pay €13 billion, or about $14.5 billion, to the Irish government. The Commission claims that Apple’s unusual taxing structure was unfair state…

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EU Proposal Would Require Content Hosts to Make Deals With the Music Industry

The European Commission is considering a proposal which would force platforms like YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion to make better deals with the music industry. Record labels and artists claim there is…

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EU Proposal Would Force Aggregators to Pay Royalties on Snippets

The European Commission is considering a proposal which would give news publications the right to demand royalties from aggregators if they use short snippets from articles. The proposal is still…

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EU Says Google Violates Antitrust Regulations with Android Practices

The European Commission has published a press release accusing Google of anti-competitive practices.  The Commission has already sent a statement of objections to Google, but the complaints are summarized in…

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No Tax Breaks for e-books says European Commission

Recently, both France and Luxembourg were given a slap on the wrist by the European Commission after it was deemed that  e-books, unlike physical books, were not applicable for a…