The Controversial Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers Takes Two Big Hits

Brussels, BELGIUM – Today, news-publisher-backed legislative proposals often called “ancillary copyrights” took major blows in both Brussels and Austria. Also referred to as a ‘snippet levy’, these laws aim to make online services like search engines and news aggregators pay for the display of hyperlinks and short snippets (pieces of text). First, the European Parliament’s…

CCIA sponsors European Internet governance forum and hosts event on Internet laws

CCIA is an official sponsor of this year’s European dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) which is taking place on June 4-5 in Sofia, Bulgaria.  This annual event convenes hundreds of policy experts from governments, EU institutions, civil society, academia, and industry to discuss Internet-related policies. CCIA’s Christian Borggreen will host a session June 4 on…

Bigger than Geo-blocking: How the European Commission’s Sector Inquiry Can Set E-Commerce Free

Brussels — Early this month the European Commission unveiled its Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy. The strategy has the very laudable goal of promoting the digital economy by furthering Europe’s integration in this sphere — something a borderless Internet is indeed ideally placed to do. It encourages European companies, citizens and institutions to think more…

European Commission Releases Digital Single Market Strategy: The Good and The Bad

[Ed. Note: This piece originally appeared on CCIA’s Project DisCo blog] The European Commission has today released its new Digital Single Market Strategy. The objectives of the strategy sit within the wider political context: helping to restore a limp European economy to growth, whilst maintaining an effective welfare state and public services. Will this strategy help to deliver the…

Europe’s Digital Strategy Must Enable Internet Innovation

Brussels – The European Commission today announced its determination to achieve the bold and necessary goal of creating a single European-wide digital market by stripping away unnecessary national rules. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) applauds the European Commission’s stated intention of growing Europe’s economy and embracing the Internet opportunity. However, it cautions…