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Segantini, Edoardo

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Corriere della Sera - Italy | 14/12/2012

Belgian publishers make peace with Google

In future Internet giant Google will financially compensate Belgian publishers for use of their content through advertising. The agreement could also put an end to the company's disputes with publishers in other countries, the liberal-conservative daily Corriere della Sera hopes: "The settlement comes at a critical moment in which Google is under fire from all sides. The accusations range from tax evasion to competition violations. Google is struggling to prevent its decline from a symbol of digital freedom to one of the online monopoly. Perhaps this agreement offers a solution to the legal disputes between Google and the publishers of other countries which mainly pertain to protecting copyright. Given Google's reluctance to negotiate, the recourse to legal actions is justified. But so far it hasn't produced any real results. The Belgian case shows that direct negotiation can be more fruitful than a political tug-of-war."

Corriere della Sera - Italy | 05/07/2012

Parliament bows to Internet citizenry

With its rejection of the Acta agreement the European Parliament made a rash and mistaken decision on Wednesday, the liberal-conservative daily Corriere della Sera admonishes: "Without waiting for the decision of the European Court [on Acta's compatibility with the fundamental rights] the EU Parliament has rejected the international agreement that would have coordinated the rules applied in individual countries. This is paradoxical. The rules laid down in Acta have long since been incorporated into Italy's legislation and that of other signatory countries. Europe therefore already has protection [within the Community] against Internet piracy. But it is now - paradoxically - an easy target for the countries that are world champions in counterfeiting products: Brazil, Russia, India and China. … Once again Europe's politicians have shown themselves to be receptive to the arguments of an imprecisely defined 'Internet citizenry'. But very clear interests are behind these voices, namely the interests of those who want to capitalise on the intellectual property of others without investing anything themselves."

Corriere della Sera - Italy | 07/05/2009

Music industry must spawn new business models for the Internet

Following the dispute over the protection of the rights of Internet users the European Parliament has rejected the reform of the EU's telecommunications law. The liberal conservative daily Corriere della Sera calls for new rules to be tested, above all in the music sector. "Music plays a central role. It could be the first [industry] that comes out of the tunnel of traumatic change [the nightmare of piracy] on the strength of a completely new model for the digital sector. … The laboratory that is music produces new ideas for the entire creative industry of tomorrow. It shows us that the right technology, the right price and the right degree of protection are important - that we need to strike a fine balance between too much and too little copyright. This could spawn a new economic model from which authors, the industry and above all the public can all profit."

Corriere della Sera - Italy | 06/02/2009

The Finnish model

The liberal-conservative daily Corriere della Sera writes that Sweden's decision in favour of nuclear power was heavily influenced by Finland, where a nuclear power plant is currently being built on the basis of an innovative financing concept. "Finland's experience, where thanks to a new financing system one of Europe's new nuclear power plants is being built and is scheduled for completion in 2012 (the other is in Flamanville in France), should not be underestimated. The system, as expert on energy policy G.B. Zorzoli explains, is called 'power chase agreement' and consists of a consortium of future customers who have each undertaken to purchase a certain quota of the energy produced. The construction company can use this commitment as a security for bank loans. This system based on the Finnish model has sparked a resurge of interest in nuclear energy all over Europe, including Italy."

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