Tag: european parliament
European Parliament backs continent-wide ticket-bot ban
Sorry, make that *three* pieces of new legislation in Europe that have implications for the music industry. Alongside the new copyright directive and new platform-to-business regulations, there’s also a crackdown afoot...
April 18, 2019
European Parliament approves new ‘platform-to-business’ rules
The European Parliament has voted to approve its *other* big piece of new legislation that has significant implications for the music industry. That would be new regulations “to improve fairness and transparency of online...
April 18, 2019
Report 418: Article of faith
This report looks at the aftermath of the recent Article 13 vote in the European Parliament. We’ve talked to several of the music bodies who were most involved in the lobbying process to find out what they think the...
October 15, 2018
European Parliament approves video-streaming local-content quota
The European Parliament has voted in favour of new rules for ‘audiovisual media services’ – meaning broadcasters but also on-demand video platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Facebook. The...
October 5, 2018
European Parliament backs net neutrality
The issue of new neutrality and a two-tier internet has been burning for a while and now the European Parliament has voted to stop ISPs charging a premium for preferential access to their networks.
April 4, 2014
Rdio and SoundCloud throw weight behind Euro net neutrality campaign
Until now, the issue of net neutrality has been more high-profile in the US than in Europe, although that’s changing
February 20, 2014
European Parliament drops opposition to three strikes
The European Parliament has reportedly changed its upcoming telecoms legislation to remove an amendment restricting governments' ability to restrict or remove people's internet access - including for persistent piracy.
October 26, 2009
Pirate parties set sale in France and the Czech Republic
The success of Sweden's Pirate Party in getting elected to the European Parliament is having an impact elsewhere in Europe, with new pirate parties forming in France and the Czech Republic.
June 29, 2009
Pirate Party jumps in popularity ahead of Euro elections
Following the recent Pirate Bay trial, and subsequent revelations about its judge, the big beneficiary appears to be the Swedish Pirate Party.
May 26, 2009
French government giving three-strikes a second go
Having been surprisingly voted down last month, the French Creation and Internet bill is back before the National Assembly, as the government tries to push it through - presumably they'll make sure more politicians turn up...
April 30, 2009
EU votes for copyright extension to 70 years
The European Parliament has voted 377 to 178 in favour of extending the copyright term for new sound recordings from 50 to 70 years, with royalties to be divided between artists and rights-owners.
April 24, 2009