Summary: Opposition to the so-called ‘EU patent’ may come from the European Court of Justice and from Italy
EUROPE is not unique among continents that are besieged by corporate interests from overseas.
Google won an important court case in Australia on Wednesday when the country’s High Court ruled that the Internet behemoth did not violate fair trade law by allowing companies to purchase AdWords containing their competitor’s names.
Five judges of Australia’s High Court ruled unanimously in favor of Google, overturning a previous ruling from the Federal Court, which had ordered
European Court of Justice gave a preliminary opinion that will have far-reaching implications in the fight against overaggressive copyright monopoly abusers. It is not a final verdict, but the advocate general’s position; the Court generally follows this. The Advocate Generals says that no ISP can be required to filter the Internet, and particularly not to enforce the copyright monopoly.
Blink and you’ll still see it. Google’s strategy to spin the European Court of Justice’s right to be forgotten ruling as ‘unworkable’ is in full swing. Google started de-indexing links at the end of last month, to comply with European law.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the top court in the European Union, has ruled that an EU-wide law that requires telecoms companies to store user-data for up to two years so it can be handed over to law enforcement authorities is invalid. Read More
Following a meeting between European regulators and search engines yesterday, to discuss the latter group’s implementation of a recent European Court of Justice privacy ruling, it has emerged that Google has received around 91,000 requests from Europeans to de-index personal information that is outdated or irrelevant, with requests relating to a total of around 328,000 links.
Google has published more details about how it’s handling so-called right to be forgotten requests from private individuals using its search engine in Europe — following the European Court of Justice ruling that required it to do so, back in May. Read More