The European Union's request for comments on an effective way to protect intellectual property in Europe has prompted fears of a renewed attempt to allow software to be patented, after an earlier patents initiative was blocked last year.
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Telecommunications companies and ISPs (Internet service providers) face a massive increase in data storage requirements after European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to require companies to keep data for up to two years.
Members of the European Parliament's civil liberties committee voted on Thursday to limit to 12 months the maximum period for which telephone companies and ISPs (Internet service providers) should store call data logs.
A Swedish vendor of home media centre software has complained to the European Union's antitrust watchdog that Microsoft is using "predatory pricing" to shut it out of the digital home market, it confirmed earlier this week.
The European Commission is proposing telecommunications operators and internet service providers should be compensated for the extra costs of collecting and storing call data to help law enforcement officers track terrorists.
Officials from the European Commission, the executive arm and antitrust watchdog of the European Union, raided the European offices of Intel and a number of PC manufacturers on Tuesday.
Judges' spat could further delay proceedings
UK telcos to retain records and content during police investigation
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to reject proposed legislation that critics argued would have allowed the widespread patenting of software in Europe.
Is that a trial by your peers?
The European Commission, the antitrust regulator of the European Union, will decide whether to fine Microsoft up to 5 percent of its daily global turnover in "several weeks" starting from June 1, it said on Monday.
Opponents of controversial legislation which would allow software to be patented across the European Union (E.U.) have received a double blow this week.
Software giant takes longer-term appeal route instead
Members of the European Parliament are set to give a Euro 45 million (US$60 million) boost to efforts to fight child pornography on the Internet.
Novell and CCIA evidence will remain on the record