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Microsoft and pals applaud UK's 'Google Review' copyright move
<h4>Colour us shocked: They want rest of Europe to follow</h4>
<p>The rest of Europe should follow the UK’s example and get rid of copyright levies, says an EU trade group representing Microsoft, Apple, Samsung and thousands of others.</p>
Has Europe cut the UK adrift on data protection?
<h4><strong class="trailer">Comment</strong> EU reckons we've one foot out the door anyway</h4>
<p>In 1805, William Pitt the Younger, on hearing of Napoleon's victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, is reported to have said: "Roll up that map (of Europe) – it will not be wanted these 10 years". Well I have attended two meetings which suggest that the European Union has already rolled up its Data Protection Map of Europe so it excludes the UK.</p>
Government's 'Google Review' copyright rules become law
<h4><strong class="trailer">Analysis</strong> Welcome in a New Era ... of copyright litigation</h4>
<p>The dog-ends of the “Google Review” of copyright sailed through the Lords yesterday and will become law on 1 October – creating work for the courts and quite possible, legal headaches for the government.</p>
British Lords: Euro 'right to be forgotten' ruling 'unreasonable and unworkable'
<h4>Google as arbiter of all online info ... really?</h4>
<p>Peers sitting in the upper house of the British parliament have branded Europe’s court decision on killing links on search indexes – controversially dubbed the “right to be forgotten” ruling – “unworkable, unreasonable and wrong in principle”.</p>
Forgot About Dre? Not us. Euro bods give nod to Apple and Beats deal
<h4>Thou shalt not compete unfairly, rule Eurocrats</h4>
<p>The European Commission has given its official blessing to the $3bn acquisition by Apple of headphone manufacturer Beats.</p>
French authorities take lead in grilling Google on 'Right to be Forgotten'
<h4>Will that be medium or raaaaare?</h4>
<p>Google, Yahoo! and Bing have been grilled by the EU’s top data protection tzars.</p>
ICO: It's up to Google the 'POLLUTER' to tidy up 'right to be forgotten' search links
<h4>UK watchdog: Rewriting history, airbrushing claims 'absurd'</h4>
<p>Google and its rivals are meeting privacy officials in Brussels today to discuss a recent European Court of Justice ruling that calls on search engine providers to de-link certain listings on their indexes.</p>
Psst. Hey, Jock. I got £100m for outsourcers here. Fancy a hit?
<h4>Scottish government's giant pile'o'dosh quivers as it awaits MSP bidders</h4>
<p>A £100m pot of cash for managed service providers will form part of the Scottish government's next public sector-wide tech agreement.</p>
Help yourself to anyone's photos FOR FREE, suggests UK.gov
<h4>Copyright law reforms will keep m'learned friends busy</h4>
<p>The government's fourth IP minister* in less than two years took office at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills last week, but her predecessor has left a few undetonated hand grenades in her in-tray. One of them concerns using other people's copyrighted works for free – whether they like it or not.</p>
Mr Almunia, how many more times can Google rewrite Euro search 'dominance' settlement?
<h4><strong class="trailer">Analysis</strong> We count 3 so far... Are there no limits?</h4>
<p>On 30 November 2014, the European Commission will have been probing Google's search business practices for a whopping four years.</p>