The Draft IPR Enforcement Directive — A Threat to Competition and to Liberty

(by Ross Anderson)

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy


German state fights Facebook over alleged privacy violations

Data protection commissioner says social network violates law by not allowing users to use a pseudonym A German state data protection agency has threatened Facebook’s billionaire founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg with a €20,000 (£16,000) fine if Facebook does not allow Germans to have anonymous accounts on the social network. In letters to Zuckerberg in California, ...

Real Decreto 1657/2012: a collector’s piece for Spanish copyright enthusiasts

Update on the private copying levy in Spain (December, 8th, 2012). Link

European Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights


Why the Copyright Directive is Unimportant, and Possibly Invalid.

By Berndt Hugenholtz (also Published in the European Intellectual Property Review) ‘This is a breakthrough in what is a vitally important dossier’, said Internal Market Commissioner Frits Bolkestein directly after the Council of Ministers finally reached political agreement on the Copyright Directive.[1] A breakthrough, indeed. The initial proposal of a directive was tabled in December 1997[2] – ...

European Directive 2001/29/EC Harmonization of Copyright and Related rights in the Information Society

Also known as Directive InfoSoc.

Open Letter of the Civil Society to the European Parliament


The Free Expression Policy Project


Statewatch (monitoring the state and civil liberties in Europe)