Creative Industries

Lobbyists downgrade EU countries on cloud computing

08.03.13 @ 09:29

Industry lobbyists have downgraded EU countries in their world ranking of top performers on cloud computing, as the Union prepares to overhaul its data protection rules.


EU slaps €561 million fine on Microsoft in web browser case

06.03.13 @ 17:45

The European Union has hit software giant Microsoft with a €561 million fine in one of the bloc's biggest anti-trust settlements.

Culture sector an "untapped" resource, says commission

27.09.12 @ 10:40

The creative industries and culture sector are a “largely untapped resource” in the European economy, according to a paper released on Wednesday by the European Commission.

Pressure mounts on EU cloud deal as deadline looms

05.09.12 @ 09:24

The European Commission is under pressure to keep to its self-imposed September deadline to publish an EU cloud computing strategy, as new evidence revealed widespread public confusion about it.

Can EU copyright rules be tailored to the age of digital music?

30.11.12 @ 17:33

The question of copyrights and the music industry was already old and vexed. The digital age, with the advent of millions of songs accessible at the click of a mouse, has added an extra layer.

Prepare to invest billions in the cloud, EU warns businesses

20.09.12 @ 09:29

Governments and industry should invest €45 billion in cloud computing by 2020 as part of an EU strategy to generate an estimated €900 billion in GDP and an additional 3.8 billion by the end of the decade.

Commissioner defends 'art for art's sake' at Edinburgh festival

14.08.12 @ 08:49

National governments and the EU should maintain state funding for the arts instead of leaving it to markets, EU culture commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has said.

Google in EU privacy row over Street View data

03.08.12 @ 08:09

French and British regulators have demanded access to all Wi-Fi data collected for Google’s Street View site.

Public consultation on 'net neutrality' to delay EU rules on ISPs

24.07.12 @ 20:07

Plans for tighter EU rules on Internet service providers have been pushed back to 2013 after the European Commission this week launched a public consultation lasting until mid-October.

Firms must protect cloud data, EU watchdog says

06.07.12 @ 18:37

Companies using cloud computing services must “guarantee” compliance with EU data rules, according to the EU’s leading data protection watchdog.

Acta in tatters after MEPs wield veto

04.07.12 @ 19:47

The little-loved anti-counterfeit treaty, Acta, has collapsed after MEPs in the European Parliament vetoed it by an overwhelming majority.

Google to avoid record anti-trust fine as it closes on EU deal

26.07.12 @ 09:32

Search-engine Google is set to avoid fines worth up to $4 billion after the European Commission's competition boss Joaquin Almunia publicly acknowledged that a deal is close.

Radiohead join attack on new EU copyright rules

12.07.12 @ 17:16

Plans to re-write EU rules on music copyright have received a cool reception by artists and collecting societies.


Moving the single market for online music

11.07.12 @ 09:14

The EU's collecting societies have not adapted to the global shift to the digital age. Instead, music pirates seize the opportunities that the online world offers, writes Michel Barnier, EU commissioner for Internal Market and Services.

Brussels silent as Google tries to avoid record EU fine

04.07.12 @ 16:53

The European Commission is refusing to be drawn on steps made by Internet search-engine Google to avoid an EU fine of up to €3.8 billion.