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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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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Post by Speak-Ez » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:29 am

Finnos wrote:
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.
I must confess, Finnos, that I have had questions in my mind over the years about how all the national laws can pertain to individual sites outside the jurisdiction of a given law based upon the location of your server and as I am no lawyer type individual I have asked about this from time-to-time on some sites where some who administer forums discuss some matters like this, and I still am rather confused.

My problem is that I follow the Speak1 idea I have seen posted a bit back that the Internet is no longer a national entity. I think that means I might agree with Speak1. But until I can draw Speak1 out here and be more active I did find some interesting information on a site that is for groups that have an interest in these new laws being written in the EU, and their "About Us" page should be first:

https://www.article13.org/about-us

Then we can go to the page that has information that I think should make us feel a little bit safer, and the link to their page for what follows is here:

https://www.article13.org/faq

That is a list they have drawn up of ten questions, and the fourth question and related point is: "So some platforms are excluded?"

And the fifth sentence down:
"Personal blogs or discussion forums, because they don’t store and give access to a large amount of protected works."

But then I start to get back to my questioning style with what we see in the fifth question down: "What about start-ups?"

We probably can't be viewed as a start-up, but I wonder if a site that can't be classified as a start-up could still be protected if that site fits within the last two of the following:

Article 13 provides a special framework for start-ups with:
Less than three years of activity
Annual revenue below €10 million
Fewer than 5 million average monthly unique visitors

I mean, 2 out of 3 has to have some standing when we study the bigger picture, yes? Just because a site is older than that first requirement of being less than three years of activity, why should it then not be allowed to fall under the 2nd and 3rd of that list? I mean, there has to be some sort of fairness involved in these laws they create, right? Wrong?

Of course, Finnos, what I seem to be doing is stating we have no ambition to grow, and possibly there is some worry to that and if you were not to return because of that worry, we would certainly understand.

Myself, I'm not big on crowds. But discussion that can in even a small way help anyone is probably a good thing and might be a major reason why we have this site.
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