Technology Licenses & Transactions

By Patrick Van Eecke and Anne-Gabrielle Haie

From July 12, 2020 onwards, new European rules will oblige online platforms to take several additional measures, including reviewing their terms and conditions, establishing a data policy and creating a complaint handling system. The Platform to Business Regulation is directed towards companies that
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By Thomas M. deButts and Richard Newcomb

Effective January 6, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has imposed new export controls on geospatial imagery software that is used in areas including self-driving vehicles, drone navigation, remote sensing, and analysis of earth imagery.

The new export
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By Tony Samp and Steven R. Phillips

In the latest issue of AI Outlook − a new DLA Piper publication that reports on the latest developments around artificial intelligence in Washington − we discuss the Trump Administration’s long-awaited guidelines governing how federal agencies should develop and use artificial intelligence (AI)
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By Christoph Engelmann, Senior Associate, Hamburg

DLA Piper recently advised a client (Transatel) on a very interesting matter leading to the German telecommunications regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) issuing a landmark decision on the applicability of the Roaming Regulation on so-called 901 International Mobile Subscription Identities (IMSI). In this decision BNetzA
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This note consolidates information we have available on the current (July 2017) status of telecoms regulator’s considerations of zero-rated offers in Europe. See also our other posts on zero-rating.

Conclusion:

  • Many European regulators are yet to consider the issue of net neutrality and zero-rated services following the 2015


Continue Reading Zero-rating and net neutrality – decisions (so far) in the EU

My colleague Emil Odling, lead partner for IP and Technology in Stockholm, has written the piece below discussing a decision this week of the Swedish courts which suspends the decision of the Swedish regulator which would have required Telia to stop some practices on the basis that they infringe the net neutrality rules. Note that although the offers concerned are zero-rated it appears that the PTA’s (now suspended) decision looked at traffic management more generally and did not consider zero-rating specifically.

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On 8th of March 2017, the Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal ruled to inhibit the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority’s (“PTA”) decision to prohibit partially state-owned telecom and mobile network operator Telia Company AB’s (“Telia”) distribution of two services which according to the PTA constituted a breach of the so called Open Internet Regulation.


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