8 things to know about the EU copyright reform

“Internet, brace yourself –  Günther is coming”. This meme showing German EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger as Game of Thrones’ Ned Stark summarizes the current European debate about access to online content. MEP Julia Reda lives in Belgium. Belgian copyright rules allow her to freely use the meme under the parody exception. But, as she explained at […]

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Net neutrality in Europe: a nightmarish scenario?

Every year at the end of July, the great migration starts. The EU bubble breaks up. MEPs, parliamentary assistants, EU institutions’ officials and lobbyists leave Brussels for a month of vacation. Some MEPs go home to visit their constituencies, others stay away for an extra week and travel on a delegation outside Europe. A week […]

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Is France tech-protectionist? French Ambassador answers.

I had the fortune of having a conversation with French Ambassador to the US Gérard Araud in San Francisco on May 1, alongside two other representatives of the international press. I asked Mr. Araud about his views on the controversy initiated by President Obama in February regarding Europe’s alleged protectionism and anti-US tech policy (for […]

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