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Guess Who’s Back? SOPA And ACTA Are Sneaking Into Law Behind Your Back Guess Who’s Back? SOPA And ACTA Are Sneaking Into Law Behind Your Back
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The Internet has won the fight. SOPA and ACTA are both dead after having been eviscerated by the combined powers of the world coming together to fight for what they believe in – basic digital human rights. We can now …

You Will Be Able To Resell Your Steam Games… In Europe You Will Be Able To Resell Your Steam Games… In Europe
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One of the major problems I find myself in after a Steam sale is that I bought a lot of games that I just don’t really want. I partially blame myself, but some of those games have achievements which I …

Microsoft European Commission Fine Upheld at $1.1 Billion Microsoft European Commission Fine Upheld at $1.1 Billion

The General Court of the European Union has held up a regulatory fine against Microsoft in the amount of €860 million ($1.07 billion). Microsoft had appealed the 2008 decision which levied the record-breaking fine against the company for failing to …

ACTA Is Going To Be Passed Whether You Like It Or Not ACTA Is Going To Be Passed Whether You Like It Or Not
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ACTA is almost dead. The treaty is heading towards the European Parliament next week where many people feel that it will be rejected after four committees rejected it as well. It will also receive a ruling from the European Court …

ACTA Now On Life Support, May Not Make It Through Vote ACTA Now On Life Support, May Not Make It Through Vote

Warriors of the Internet have good reason to be relieved today. ACTA got hit with a rejection so big that it may sway the vote in the Internet’s favor. It seems that people actually going outside and protesting on behalf …

ACTA Supporters Might Resort To Dirty Tactics For Approval ACTA Supporters Might Resort To Dirty Tactics For Approval
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The response to ACTA throughout Europe has been the stuff of legends. People from all walks of life have taken to the streets to protest the amendments in the treaty that only help to serve copyright industries while hurting the …

G-20 Summit Will Meet In Los Cabos, Mexico To Discuss European Crisis G-20 Summit Will Meet In Los Cabos, Mexico To Discuss European Crisis
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To say that the eurozone crisis is, well, a crisis would be an understatement. Its collapse would put a halt on any economic progress that has been made over the past few years. With the election in Greece on Sunday …

Google App. Offers EU Compliant Data Protection Google App. Offers EU Compliant Data Protection

A lot of small businesses use Google apps to meet their needs and overcome challenges. In light of the European Union’s updated and more stringent data protection and privacy law, Google is offering an app. that will help their enterprise …

Dutch Pirate Party Scoffs At ACTA Rejection Dutch Pirate Party Scoffs At ACTA Rejection

While the Dutch Parliament’s rejection of the ACTA treaty may be treated as good news by some, according to the Dutch Pirate Party, the move can be viewed as grandstanding on the part of Dutch officials who are up for …

European Union Caught With Its Hand In The Cookie Jar European Union Caught With Its Hand In The Cookie Jar
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Don’t you just hate cookies? Not the delicious sweets, but the kind that follow you around on the Web tracking your behavior. It seems that the European Union hates them too hence why the “Cookie Law” went into effect this …

EU Antitrust Chief Offers Google Chance to Settle FairSearch Complaints EU Antitrust Chief Offers Google Chance to Settle FairSearch Complaints
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Google’s received a little bit of respite to resolve complaints of antitrust practices in the European Union, according to the Wall Street Journal. The European Commission has given the company the opportunity to offer up some remedies to antitrust complaints …

Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week

France is heading up an investigation of Google’s new privacy policy and they represent all of Europe’s 27 union states with their inquiry. Google has agreed to meet with them next week to answer questions about the newly implemented policy. …

The Pirate Bay Takes Its Case To The European Court The Pirate Bay Takes Its Case To The European Court
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We reported back in February that Sweden’s Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of The Pirate Bay’s founders. The verdict left their jail sentences and fines intact, but they had a few options available to them. One of those …

Ireland Uses Facebook App to Ensure Voter Registration Ireland Uses Facebook App to Ensure Voter Registration

Officials in Ireland are being creative when it comes to getting the word out about an upcoming referendum in Ireland. Silicon Republic is reporting that the Irish Referendum Commission will launch a Facebook app that will encourage and educate Facebook …

ACTA Being Dissected In European Parliament ACTA Being Dissected In European Parliament

Although the treaty has been rejected by some prominent members and advisors of the European Parliament, the ratification process is underway. No, this doesn’t mean ACTA will be ratified by parliament members, but it does mean that, despite on-record rejections, …

ACTA Is A Threat To Privacy Says European Data Protection Supervisor ACTA Is A Threat To Privacy Says European Data Protection Supervisor

While the socially connected in the United States are focusing on subjects like CISPA, Kony 2012, and, apparently, something called “2 Chainz,” our friends across the pond are still dealing with ACTA, and the implications it represents. While the treaty …

European Commission VP Pleads For an Open Web European Commission VP Pleads For an Open Web
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Neelie Kroes, the Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe, gave a speech at the World Wide Web Conference 2012 in Lyon, France. In the speech she called on both governments and people to …

European Parliament Rapporteur Recommends Rejecting ACTA European Parliament Rapporteur Recommends Rejecting ACTA

After replacing the disillusioned Kader Arif who resigned his rapporteur position due to his disagreement with ACTA, David Martin MEP is picking up where Arif left off, rejecting the principles on which ACTA was constructed, while suggesting the European Union …

Google Antitrust Case In Europe: EU Eyes Post-Easter Decision Google Antitrust Case In Europe: EU Eyes Post-Easter Decision
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Joaquin Almunia, who is leading an EU antitrust investigation of Google, has apparently decided not to decide anything on the matter until after Easter. Reuters reports that Almunia said on Wednesday that he would only decide after April 8, “whether …

European Union: New Google Privacy Policy Isn’t Lawful Or Fair European Union: New Google Privacy Policy Isn’t Lawful Or Fair

Upon the eve of Google’s new and controversial Privacy Policy going into effect, the tech company received a resounding rebuke from the European Union yesterday as France’s regulator said that the new policy seems to violates the EU’s rules regarding …

ACTA Referred To European Court of Justice ACTA Referred To European Court of Justice

Is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement treaty, otherwise known as ACTA, compatible with what is referred to as the EU’s “fundamental rights and freedoms?” Some EU officials are asking that very question, and to help determine the answer, EU trade chief …