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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...
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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...
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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European Parliament comes out against three-strikes

Well, kind of. MEPs have voted in favour of a report concerning "security and fundamental freedoms on the Internet", and the wording of the statement is pretty clear when it comes to removing people's internet access.
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Swedish Pirate Party targets European Parliament elections

It might have only been set up in 2006, but the Swedish Pirate Party plans to field 20 candidates at the upcoming European Parliament elections on a simple manifesto: reform copyright laws, abolish patents and ditch all attempts...