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Electric vehicles must make artificial noise in the EU
Electric vehicles must make artificial noise in the EU
Electric vehicles and other forms of low emission cars are typically quiet in operation, which poses some risks to pedestrians. From this ...... 02 Jul 2019
Valve and five game developers charged under EU antitrust laws
Valve and five game developers charged under EU antitrust laws
Valve, the developer of online game platform Steam and upcoming game Half-Life 3, has been under investigation by the European Commission for ...... 08 Apr 2019
EU passes controversial Copyright Directive
EU passes controversial Copyright Directive
European Parliament voted earlier on Tuesday about the new Copyright Directive, which including the infamous Article 13. The new directive passed ...... 28 Mar 2019
Google to hit by another EU antitrust fine
Google to hit by another EU antitrust fine
Google is about to receive a third fee for antitrust violations from the European Commission. Again Google has violated the laws by preventing ...... 17 Mar 2019 - 2 comments
Google to charge manufacturers for services in EU
Google to charge manufacturers for services in EU
Google has decided that it is necessary to start charging Android manufacturers for using Google Play services, and its apps, in Europe. ...... 23 Oct 2018
Internet faces 'extinction-level event' next week, says Doctorow
Internet faces 'extinction-level event' next week, says Doctorow
More voices mount against proposed copyright law changes at the European Union level, with activist Cory Doctorow describing it as an 'extinction-level ...... 06 Sep 2018 - 2 comments
EU rules Uber a transportation service, not a digital company
EU rules Uber a transportation service, not a digital company
European Court of Justice has ruled today on the Uber case where the US-based ride-hailing app was looking to be classified as digital company. ...... 20 Dec 2017 - 1 comment
EU to sue Ireland for billions in Apple taxes
EU to sue Ireland for billions in Apple taxes
European Union has decided to sue Ireland for not collecting taxes on Apple. Ireland had 12 months to recover taxes that were unfairly avoided ...... 07 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
Selling pre-loaded media boxes for piracy is illegal, EU court suggests
Selling pre-loaded media boxes for piracy is illegal, EU court suggests
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) finds that the sale of media set top boxes pre-loaded with piracy-enabling add-ons can be considered illegal. ...... 01 May 2017
EU preparing a formal complaint against Android
EU preparing a formal complaint against Android
The European Union is preparing to send Google a formal complaint over the Android operating system. Google is having a rough go on the continent, ...... 09 Mar 2016
Apple's $3 billion Beats acquisition gets cleared in Europe
Apple's $3 billion Beats acquisition gets cleared in Europe
Apple has received European clearance for its $3 billion acquisition of premium headphone maker Beats Electronics. The European Commission ...... 29 Jul 2014 - 1 comment
Google shares reach all-time high
Google shares reach all-time high
Yesterday, shares of Google reached their all-time high, as the search giant continues to outperform. Shares were boosted by reports that ...... 02 Feb 2013
Universal approved to purchase record label EMI in EU
Universal approved to purchase record label EMI in EU
Universal Music Group has been approved to purchase the British record label EMI, with the EU competition regulator giving the "OK." However, ...... 21 Sep 2012
Apple, publishers to offer concessions in EU antitrust case
Apple, publishers to offer concessions in EU antitrust case
According to multiple sources, Apple and four major book publishers will let retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble to sell ebooks at a discount ...... 31 Aug 2012 - 2 comments
EU looking into optical drive makers dubbed a cartel
EU looking into optical drive makers dubbed a cartel
Antitrust regulators in the EU have let optical disk drive makers know that they are facing potential fines over rigging bids as part of a cartel. ...... 24 Jul 2012 - 16 comments
EU begins browser antitrust investigation of Microsoft
EU begins browser antitrust investigation of Microsoft
The European Commission, EU's executive body, has announced this week that it has begun an investigation into Microsoft's tactics in regards ...... 17 Jul 2012 - 6 comments
Sony gets EU approval to purchase EMI publishing
Sony gets EU approval to purchase EMI publishing
A group led by Sony has been given EU approval to purchase EMI's music publishing business for $2.2 billion. The one condition given is that ...... 20 Apr 2012
President of EU Parliament speaks out against ACTA
President of EU Parliament speaks out against ACTA
Last Saturday opponents of ACTA, the secretly negotiated intellectual property treaty, held protests across the European Union. The protests ...... 14 Feb 2012 - 1 comment
Is ACTA a foregone conclusion or will it meet SOPA's fate?
Is ACTA a foregone conclusion or will it meet SOPA's fate?
With all the furor over SOPA and PIPA in recent months, the signing of the ACTA trade agreement last October by the US, Japan, and a handful ...... 03 Feb 2012 - 4 comments
European Parliament refuses to disclose legal opinion on ACTA
European Parliament refuses to disclose legal opinion on ACTA
Even with the full details of ACTA having long since been made public, EU officials continue to deny public access to vital information about ...... 15 Nov 2011 - 4 comments
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