»Intellectual property rights are not human rights«, UN special rapporteur tells European Parliament

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This is the speech Farida Shaheed, UN special rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, held in front of the EP Legal Affairs Committee on May 6. (Headlines and formatting added for readability.)

Ladies and gentlemen, (and others!)

I am very pleased and honoured to take the […]

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European Commission fails to deliver on Digital Single Market promises

I have serious concerns with the Digital Single Market strategy presented by the European Commission today:

Simply introducing ‘roaming for Netflix’ will not end the discriminatory practice of geoblocking.

When people are turned away on the internet today because ‘this video is not available in your country’, the works they are trying to access are often […]

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