EP Committee On Legal Affairs: Cross-border Portability and Obligations for Service Providers

By | LimeGreenIP News | December 2, 2016
EP Committee On Legal Affairs: Cross-border Portability and Obligations for Service Providers

A further step towards the reform of European copyright was taken On 29 November 2016. The Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament (JURI) not only voted for a proposal for a regulation on ensuring the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market; in its Brussels meeting, JURI also organized a public hearing regarding one specific and highly discussed aspect of the current reform of European copyright – potential obligations for service provider.

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Digital Single Market Update: Council Confirms Approach to EU Geoblocking Ban Will Not Apply to Sports Broadcasts

By | Sports Shorts | November 30, 2016
Digital Single Market Update: Council Confirms Approach to EU Geoblocking Ban Will Not Apply to Sports Broadcasts

On Monday (28 November), the European Council announced that it has agreed a general approach to a draft regulation to prohibit “unjustified geoblocking” between member states, including confirmation that the regulation should not apply to sports broadcasts. 

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The Court of Justice of the EU Adopts a Broad Interpretation of the Information On Emissions into the Environment That Authorities Must Disclose to the Public

This week the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) upheld a broad interpretation of the concept of “information that relates to emissions into the environment” that EU and Member State authorities (e.g., ECHA, EFSA, Commission, national environmental agencies) must disclose to the public.

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