The European Union has many policy intiatives related to the Internet, ecommerce and online content or copyright. In fact, there are so many, it is frequently difficult to keep up with them. In 2015, these were grouped together under an umbrella initiative called the 'Digital Single Market'.
In this section, I report on Internet-related matters within the EU institutions - European Commisission, Council and Parliament - and the activites of the key policy-makers. I log policy initiatives that cut across the traditional policy silos. Specific policies such as the IPR enforcement directive and IP or copyright reforms are reported in a dedicated sub-section for IPRED. The sub-section on Internet Threats looks at any EU policy initiatives other than copyright which imply Internet blocking. The sub-section on Internet Freedoms has a focus on rights and freedoms and the European Convention on Human Rights.
If you are interested in EU policy for IP, you may like my book The Closing of the Net which discusses it in the light of influencing factors by States and industry stakeholders.
If you are interested in copyright policy, you may like my previous books A Copyright Masquerade: How Corporate Lobbying Threatens Online Freedoms and The Copyright Enforcement Enigma - Internet Politics and the ‘Telecoms Package’