• EC Opens Antitrust Proceedings To Investigate Apple, E-book Publishers ‘Cartel’

    EC Opens Antitrust Proceedings To Investigate Apple, E-book Publishers ‘Cartel’

    The European Commission this morning announced that it has opened formal antitrust proceedings to investigate whether a number of international ebook publishers have engaged in anti-competitive practices affecting the sale of e-books in Europe, “possibly with the help of Apple” (which offers an e-book storefront called iBooks). According to the press release, the opening of… Read More

  • European Commission launches consultation on net neutrality

    And so it begins. The European Commission this morning launched a consultation on key questions regarding the contentious issues of net neutrality and the open Internet. The consultation covers such issues as whether ISPs should be allowed to adopt traffic management practices, prioritizing one kind of Internet traffic over another. This has become an issue with the onset of broadband and… Read More