"Europe Prepares to Rewrite the Rules of the Internet"


Next week, a law takes effect that will change the internet forever—and make it much more difficult to be a tech giant. On November 1, the European Union’s Digital Markets Act comes into force, starting the clock on a process expected to force Amazon, Google, and Meta to make their platforms more open and interoperable in 2023. That could bring major changes to what people can do with their devices and apps, in a new reminder that Europe has regulated tech companies much more actively than the US.

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"DNS Providers as Piracy Fighters? Enforcement Groups Weigh Options"

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"The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Advisory Committee on Enforcement recently heard how DNS providers have the ability to fight online piracy but could also face liability as secondary infringers. Veiled warnings like these are nothing new, but with piracy colossus Fmovies cited as a primary example, pressure on DNS entities is building once again."

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"Germany Wants to Limit Memes and Mashups Derived from Press Publishers’ Material to 128-By-128 Pixels in Resolution, and Three Seconds in Length"

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