The weird thing about the scoop from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that Google pays protesters to help stop the copyright reform? It’s not that it’s a new level of astroturfing (Google has done simil... »
In its attempt to make a digital single market for copyright content, the European institutions sacrificed the last word. Digital single, yes, but far from market economy. A market is of course al... »
Listening to the debate around copyright in the EU, one can get the impression that all content is the same. Some things must be simplified of course, but scratch the surface and the differences are ... »
Story-Telling and Dot-Com-Bubble Memories The much-debated EU copyright reform aims, among other things, to address the “value gap” – the fact that the same service and the same content and the sa... »
It started so optimistically. What if the European legislators could fix some of the problems of the online world? Copyright was first in line when tech and telecom companies began to disrupt value i... »
If you think Big Tech is not acting responsibly, you have a point. All the digital headaches that have been debated recently: surveillance, terror propaganda, hate speech, election manipulation, cyber... »
How should Big Tech deal with fake news, hacked elections, propaganda and hate speech? This is one of the biggest issues in tech policy for the moment. The general assumption is that a service created... »
After the drama around the copyright reform votes in Parliament, the policy is now in trilogue negotiations. The tone has changed but nevertheless the debate continues. Last week, arch-techno-apologis... »
Should internet platforms be responsible for what their users do? Many say No, as it would have unreasonable consequences: should platform companies monitor everything users do? Others say, what about... »
This week, Youtube boss Susan Wojcicki called for help against the proposed copyright legislation in EU. The message is old, copyright gets in the way of creativity. And of Youtube’s freedom to moneti... »