I thought at first to be ambivalent with regard to today’s vote of the European Parliament to pass new – and highly disputed – legislation on copyright. But the more I re-cap, the more certain I am: Hardly any author – or creator – will earn an extra dime from a future “ancillary copyright” (‘Leistungsschutzrecht […]

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I peak over the shoulder of a well experienced trade publisher – she, or he, may work in a mid-sized imprint of a major group, or in some independent or even a boutique house -, with a few screens at the desk, a pile of recent charts and market reports to the left, and a […]

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Why not a public parliamentary hearing on the new role of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google, as they have developed into today’s leading mass media? In the view of hate mails, fake accounts and bought campaigns, a new approach is necessary, by bringing the tech firms into a direct discussion with governments, about their […]

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