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Chris Oldknow is a corporate attorney working on policy issues related to counterfeiting and piracy. He is based in London.
The Commission has been consulting this year on what might be done to reduce the availability of illegal content online short of reopening the eCommerce Directive. They have focused on improvements to what they term “Notice and Action” (N&A) – typically called “Notice and Takedown” in industry circles — whereby internet services receive and take action on information...
In a packed auditorium at the European Parliament, the Commissioner for the EU Internal Market (DG Markt) Michel Barnier and European Parliament members Edit Herczog, Bill Newton Dunn and Andreas Schwab hosted a prize giving for the “Real Fake” schools competitions, followed by an exhibition.
When we think of fakes and copies, our minds each produce different thoughts and images, depending on our cultural references. Many of us would think of cheap and obvious items sold in situations far from those where we buy originals.