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"As I have mentioned before, a key issue that deserves far greater scrutiny is the restriction against selling on online marketplaces like eBay, Amazon Marketplace or Allegro. These so-called ‘online marketplace bans’ are often imposed by manufacturers on their authorized resellers prohibiting them from selling their products through a reseller’s shop on an online marketplace."

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"Bulgaria’s Eva Maydell is one of the youngest and most visible members of the European Parliament. If the name’s a surprise, the woman behind it isn’t: MEP Paunova got married last month. A Brussels fixture on all things digital, she sits on the EP’s influential Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) and is also the shadow rapporteur on the plan for digitising EU industry for the European People’s Party, which brings together the continent’s centre-right parties."

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"A while back I wrote about the European Commission’s competition investigation into the Android operating system (OS) and today’s mobile platform competition. The main argument of my previous post was that competition in the mobile economy is best conceived as competition between mobile ecosystems with Android and iOS being by far the two most popular which, in my opinion, stand in clear competition with each other. All mobile OSs have to serve and balance the interests of a variety of parties to keep them attractive (or even alive) — that is the nature of a multi-sided platform like a mobile OS."

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"Many observers, including me, predicted that the 2014 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) in Oracle America v. Google would provoke a new wave of litigation concerning copyright and interoperability. In particular, we worried that the decision would encourage dominant vendors to bring copyright claims against competitors that replicated interface specifications for the purpose of interoperating with the dominant vendors’ products. We were right."

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"Earlier this week, I discussed how the Copyright Office’s report on Software-Enabled Consumer Products did not adequately address the adverse impact of software licenses on noninfringing conduct. However, I commended the report’s discussion of interoperability. This post examines the report’s treatment of copyright and interoperability in more detail."

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"The U.S. Copyright Office’s report on the role of copyright in the development and use of software-enabled consumer products, released last week, represents a missed opportunity to start an important discussion about the constraints software licenses can place on otherwise lawful activities. While the report acknowledges the existence of these constraints, it concludes that resolving the problems they may cause is beyond the scope of the report."

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"Earlier this week, Hollywood veteran Jonathan Taplin’s misleading op-ed in the New York Times did us the favor of compiling the most common misconceptions about online competition in one convoluted package. Unfortunately, Mr. Taplin’s piece tracks with recent zeitgeist, as some commentators and armchair economists increasingly reach for the “monopoly” label when beginning an analysis of Internet companies, rather than upon concluding it."

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"The Finnish Foundation for Cultural Policy Research (Cupore), at the request of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, has developed a methodology for assessing the operation of copyright and related rights systems. While the methodology on its own will not provide policymakers with a tool to make specific copyright policy choices (e.g., whether to adopt a particular exception), it does tell policymakers what questions they should be asking and what factors they should be considering. Moreover, the methodology recognizes the importance of balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders in order to achieve the goals of the copyright system. As such, it is an extremely useful contribution to the copyright policy field."

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"This debate will be on show at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 29th November when it will hear arguments on a case that has been referred from Spain. The case is about whether ‘uberPOP’ is an information society service or a transport service."
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