It’s a trick question. The internet is already regulated, except poorly and by coders rather than lawyers. Author Douglas Rushkoff makes this point in a long read by Charles Arthur in The Guardian. Th... »
The European Union is probably the only level of government that has institutions powerful enough to have a real capacity to enforce rule of law online. The US is likely more interested in protecting ... »
A long time ago, in my hometown Stockholm, there was a court case, widely reported, against the founders of The Pirate Bay. This was 2009. I was there to listen to parts of the trial. The world could ... »
In the conversation around the Digital Single Market, the consumer interest is a big part of the motivation. The European Commission wants consumers to be able to access their online content services ... »
When the internet first burst onto the scene, critics thought it would make us isolated. People, enthralled by their computer, would turn away from each other. Now, as social media infiltrates every a... »
Netopia has argued against the notion of “permission-less innovation” before. The idea that innovation is so great that it trumps everything else, including the law. Permission-less supposedly means t... »
On Friday, Swedish prosecutors halted the investigation of rape charge against Wikileaks-founder Julian Assange. It was too difficult to proceed with the investigation as the prosecutors were not allo... »
In the dominating narrative on internet regulation, any policy intervention is a threat to the openness of the internet which of course is the principle that trumps all. Exceptions are permissible for... »
“So I woke up this morning and it was the year 2025. All of the DSM policies had been implemented. (Don’t ask about the US president!) I thought back on last night’s… [read more]” Today, Euracti... »
When movie piracy shifted from torrent downloads to illegal streaming, it brought a legal debate whether it was actually illegal to watch illegal streaming. We already knew from a 2104 ruling by the C... »