EBF Newsflash 249
10 February 2012
PERIOD FOR EBF SECRETARIAT
January and February are traditionally busy periods and in the last two weeks, EBF Director attended many meetings to make sure the voice of booksellers would be heard and to meet decision-makers.
- EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHED ACTION PLAN AND CONSULTATION ON E-COMMERCE
Based on the Green Paper consultation "Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payments", the European Commission seeks the views of stakeholders as to which obstacles hinder further market integration and how these could be resolved
- GOOGLE BOOKS LAWSUIT LURECHES FORWARD
The fate of Google's massive book scanning project has been up in the air since a legal settlement collapsed last year. New court filings this week suggest a possible end game.
- NEW ANTI-PIRACY MEASURES IN SPAIN
On 30 December 2011, the new Spanish government published a Decree to fight against digital piracy, in order to make the procedure to block access to non-authorised works offered on the Internet easier and faster.