With a new European Commission having taken the place of the one that proposed the Telecom Package, and with that bundle of laws not having achieved final approval yet, hard-won battles may need to be fought again.
A leaked opinion from the Commission’s justice department pointed out serious risks in proposals made by the digital agenda department — proposals that would allow ISPs to charge content providers to prioritize their traffic.
The European Parliament has passed two resolutions in favor of net neutrality, just as the issue rears its ugly head at the WCIT summit. But neither the pro nor anti factions look likely to get their way.
Europe’s antitrust commissioner has described the case as being one of ‘textbook cartels’. Companies involved in fixing prices for PC monitors and TVs from 1996-2006 include Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Panasonic, Philips and others.
Europe approves Universal’s bid for EMI’s music catalogue by compelling the combined entity to off-load artists including Coldplay and Gorillaz, so that is not large enough to hike prices required from new digital music services.
Wi-Fi, 4G, smart grids and the Internet Of Things are leading to a radiowave logjam, the European Commission fears. It wants license holders to hand over spectrum usable by a new generation of waveband-sharing technologies.
Microsoft’s lost its attempt to get an €899m European antitrust fine overturned — an apparent victory for local regulators. But the reality is that while this fine might be vast by European standards, it’s barely a scratch on the surface for Redmond.
Europe and America have different views on freedom of speech and privacy. But with British and French legislators both challenging the idea…
She may not be convinced of the name, but “cloud” computing has risen close to top of European Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes’ 2012…
The European Commission reckons it could unlock €110 ($147.99/£93.27) billion a year in new digital business by harmonising rules for the…