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Digital 14-09-2016

Commission pushes controversial ‘Google tax’ to save news publishers

EU plans to charge internet companies for linking to online news were presented today (14 September) after a heated, two-year-long fight over whether the “Google tax” will help publishers stay profitable—or simply be overzealous regulation that could "break the internet".
Enlargement 01-04-2016

Turkish reporters back in court for press freedom case

The controversial trial of two well-known Turkish journalists enters its second day Friday (1 April) in a case seen as a test of press freedom under the increasingly autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip and Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger
Digital 12-02-2016

Commission still undecided on ‘Google tax’

European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip sent a letter to MEPs today (12 February) insisting that the European Commission still hasn't decided whether it will include a so-called 'Google tax' in its upcoming copyright proposal.
Campaign against Spain's canon AEDE law: "Linking is not a crime" [Miguel Angel Aranda (Viper)/Flickr]
Digital 01-08-2014

Spanish law raises concerns of EU-level ‘Google Tax’

Spanish newspaper publishers could soon demand fees from news aggregators like Google News for posting links to their articles. The law is the latest in a series of similar initiatives by national legislators, leaving EU stakeholders wondering if the Commission will follow suit with EU law.
Competition 07-12-2011

Brussels probes publishers, Apple for price-fixing on eBooks

The Commission yesterday (6 December) launched an investigation into potential price fixing between e-book publishers and Apple Inc, to examine whether rival publishers were blocked or consumers harmed.
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