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    Despite new law, Google refuses to pay to link to French news sites / ArsTechnica – Wednesday, 25 September - 16:25

Despite new law, Google refuses to pay to link to French news sites

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Google won't pay anything to French news organizations for the privilege of linking to their articles, the search giant announced on Wednesday.

France is the first country to implement a Europe-wide directive intended to squeeze cash out of technology giants. The copyright overhaul, approved by the European Parliament in March , requires EU countries to give news organizations stricter control over the use of excerpts of their articles. But the European-level law was light on details, allowing individual countries to decide exactly what rights news organizations would get.

Google believes that France's version of the law allows Google to include an article's headline in a search result, but not the "snippet" that often appears below the headline. So to comply with the new French law, Google will remove the snippet below links to French news sites, as well as thumbnail images that sometimes appear next to news results.

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    Google wins case as court rules “right to be forgotten” is EU-only / ArsTechnica – Tuesday, 24 September - 19:18

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Enlarge / The European Court of Justice, Luxembourg, in June 2019. (credit: Arne Immanuel Bänsch | picture alliance | Getty )

The Internet is forever, we tell social media users: be careful what you put online, because you can't ever take it back off. And while that's gospel for US users, there's some nuance to that dictum across the Atlantic. In Europe, individuals have a right to be forgotten and can request that information about themselves be taken down—but only, a court has now ruled, within Europe.

The Court of Justice of the European Union, the EU's highest court, issued a ruling today finding that there is no obligation under EU law for a search service to carry out a valid European de-listing request globally.

"EU law requires a search engine operator to carry out such a de-referencing on the versions of its search engine corresponding to all the Member States," the Court wrote in a statement ( PDF ), "and to take sufficiently effective measures to ensure the effective protection of the data subject's fundamental rights."

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    Despite Brexit, UK startups can compete with Silicon Valley to win tech talent / TechCrunch – Wednesday, 11 September - 16:01

Brexit has taken over discourse in the UK and beyond. In the UK alone, it is mentioned over 500 million times a day, in 92 million conversations — and for good reason. While the UK has yet to leave the EU, the impact of Brexit has already rippled through industries all over the world. The UK’s technology sector is no exception. While innovation endures in the midst of Brexit, data reveals that innovative companies are losing the ability to attract people from all over the world and are suffering from a substantial talent leak.

It is no secret that the UK was already experiencing a talent shortage, even without the added pressure created by today’s political landscape. Technology is developing rapidly and demand for tech workers continues to outpace supply, creating a fiercely competitive hiring landscape.

The shortage of available tech talent has already created a deficit that could cost the UK £141 billion in GDP growth by 2028, stifling innovatio n. Now, with Brexit threatening the UK’s cosmopolitan tech landscape — and the economy at large — we may soon see international tech talent moving elsewhere; in fact, 60% of London businesses think they’ll lose access to tech talent once the UK leaves the EU.

So, how can UK-based companies proactively attract and retain top tech talent to prevent a Brexit brain drain? UK businesses must ensure that their hiring funnels are a top priority and focus on understanding what matters most to tech talent beyond salary, so that they don’t lose out to US tech hubs.

Brexit aside, why is San Francisco more appealing than the UK?

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    EU Copyright Directive daydream

    ericbuijs – / open-source-software – Thursday, 21 February, 2019 - 10:17 edit

My blog post about the proposed EU Copyright Directive where I make a comparison between #Article13 and #DRM and search for a possible solution how to get out of this mess.

#Copyright #Directive #EU

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    While Big Tech and Big IP holders are fighting the EU citizens are caught in the middle and are in danger of becoming the victim of this fight.

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    European Copyright Directive and Article 13, will it threated Movim?

    ericbuijs – Wednesday, 13 February, 2019 - 18:47 edit

IMHO, the best way to follow the actual status of #Article13 and the whole European Copyright Reform is by checking the Twitter account of Julia Reda regularly. She is MEP for the European Pirate Party (PPEU) and Vice-Chair of GreensEP group and deeply involved into this matter. #EU.

Guess who I’m gonna vote for in the upcoming European Parlement election in May.

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    De nieuwste Tweets van Julia Reda (@Senficon). MEP for @Piratenpartei and the European Pirate Party (PPEU) | Vice-Chair of @GreensEP group. Europe

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    Give up your privacy, get an icecream!

    Westberliner Klappradpfarrer – Monday, 28 January, 2019 - 00:08

Give up your privacy, get an icecream!

Like being tracked? All your journeys through the city? Every single trip? No? But if you get an icecream? Yes? Good citizen!

This smartphone app shit is funded by the EU and the local government of Bologna. Why not pave some cycling paths instead?

#bologna #eu #bicycle #bbc #bike #surveillance #smartphone #bicicletta #bici #bellamossa #privacy #icecream