European Union-who, what, and the issues

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Post by alohasand » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:28 pm

Christine Lagarde received a French court verdict concerning her conduct as a former French finance minister in the Tapie affair. Ms Lagarde, who is the managing director at the International Monetary Fund, may be expected to step down from her current post as a result.
The case against Ms. Lagarde centered on Bernard Tapie, a former entertainer and owner of Adidas who had previously been jailed on corruption charges. Mr. Tapie accused the lender Crédit Lyonnais, in which the French state had a stake at the time, of cheating him when it oversaw the sale of his share in the sportswear empire in 1993. Years of costly legal battles ensued.
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Post by CielOnTap » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:56 pm

General consensus and relief exists that Greece was not on the summit agenda in Brussels, Belgium this week.
“These issues are better resolved by the finance ministers,” he said, adding that the ministers of France and Germany managed to reach a consensus that allowed for an agreement and “we should congratulate them for this,” Mr. Macron said, adding that the deal will help the Greek recovery and the reforms that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will implement.
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Post by CielOnTap » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:17 pm

#Brexit means that some European Union entities that are located in the United Kingdom are having to relocate to other EU countries.
Recently concluded competitions have Paris-France becoming home to the European Banking Authority and Amsterdam-Netherlands the
home to the European Medicines Agency.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... relocation

http://www.dw.com/en/brexit-cities-acro ... a-39920029
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Post by CielOnTap » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:02 pm

In 2021, EU nations will have to decide if they will remain on permanent wintertime (standard time) or permanent summertime (daylight savings time). The EU Parliament has decided it's time to end the semi-annual clock change; member nations have to decide which time will work for their respective countries.

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2019 ... -time.html

The EU also just passed an copyright bill that will affect Internet providers-they will be responsible for removing copyrighted material from their platforms. There is an Article 11 (nicknamed the Link Tax or Snippet Tax) that will apply for content used by aggregators that links to originating websites. Excerpts and links also are affected (and so will our ability to post interesting world news but Spain was the first EU country to move in that direction). https://www.thestar.com/news/world/euro ... -bill.html

Meanwhile, Britain's exit from the EU remains a continuing current event-the British Parliament took the lead away from PM Theresa May to have a day of alternative ways to handle Brexit, given that PM May has not been able to get the required support to decide on when Brexit will take effect.
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Post by Speak-Ez » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:08 am

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The EU also just passed an copyright bill that will affect Internet providers-they will be responsible for removing copyrighted material from their platforms. There is an Article 11 (nicknamed the Link Tax or Snippet Tax) that will apply for content used by aggregators that links to originating websites. Excerpts and links also are affected (and so will our ability to post interesting world news but Spain was the first EU country to move in that direction). https://www.thestar.com/news/world/euro ... -bill.html

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Thank you, CielOn.Tap, for making sure we see this and give it the proper consideration.

Just off the top of my head I thought I remembered some sort of law in the United States about being able to use a small amount of copyrighted material for certain purposes, if the owner of the copyright was properly identified.

But the problem is a U.S. law won't apply in an EU jurisdiction. Or will it? In some strange way? Maybe we could get very cute about this and trick those fancy law writing folks. Ideas anyone?
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Re: European Union-who, what, and the issues

Post by Speak-Ez » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:36 pm

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I am going to use the Stanford University Libraries to start some investigation of the fair use idea that I had in my head while I was doing the post above, but couldn't quite nail it in the proper way. Too old and too slow, but I found some information.

What Is Fair Use?

I think I can copy the first paragraph without getting us in trouble. I hope.
In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner. In other words, fair use is a defense against a claim of copyright infringement. If your use qualifies as a fair use, then it would not be considered an infringement.
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Re: European Union-who, what, and the issues

Post by Finnos » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:24 am

I don't think the EU laws will be applicable in the US and vice versa, but they usually serve as blueprints for laws on the other side of the pond when it suits the big guys.

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