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EU says copyright laws encourage piracy

The European Union’s digital agenda commissioner has said that money spent on pursuing those found guilty of breaching copyright has not helped to decrease piracy. Aggressive legal tactics from certain rights holders has simply created an air of resentment and distrust for the whole copyright system, Neelie Kroes argues. "Is …

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Online traders brace for EU changes

The Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) has written to protest to the European Parliament ahead of a vote on a new piece of legislation that intends to ‘harmonise’ cross-border e-taliing and mail order in favour of the consumer. If passed, the new European legislation will mean that any returned …

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Euro customs officials seize PS3s in Blu-ray dispute

Shipments of PS3 consoles have been seized by European customs officers as an LG injunction against Blu-ray technology seeks to block Sony products from sale, according to a report in The Guardian this afternoon. Earlier this month, LG had filed a claim with the International Trade Commission calling for a …

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