Day: November 9, 2012

Making European copyright fit for purpose in the age of the internetMaking European copyright fit for purpose in the age of the internet



Earlier this week Michael Barnier, a Member of the European Commission responsible for Internal Market and Services, gave a speech, Making European copyright fit for purpose in the age of internet. In it he discussed whether the EU legal framework related to copyright was “fit for the digital age”.  He said that although “it remains largely valid today”, it does require some recallibration so that it remains “a modern and effective tool”.

He outlined four principles to be kept in mind in formulating changes that may be necessary.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-11-09Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-11-09



  • Swedish Supreme Court rules on personal jurisdiction for internet-related copyright infringement claims http://t.co/UOFFnV6e ->
  • Supreme Court Rejects Hearing For Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde http://t.co/1HKS2Kq0 ->
  • Microsoft filing says Google's Motorola is entitled to $1.2 million in FRAND royalties for 2012 http://t.co/tLIXi9ZB ->
  • UK and EU ePrivacy: where are we now? http://t.co/g0yh85Ky ->
  • RT @marklemley: My new paper with Stacey Dogan argues for a trademark defense for parodies even when they are used to brand goods. http … ->
  • Global survey on Internet privacy and freedom of expression http://t.co/N48lmzRx