The European Union's IPR Enforcement directive is being reviewed in 2011. The review takes up where the Telecoms Package left off, and is known to be looking into ways of making ISPs liable for copyrighted content, and possibly some form of EU-wide 3-strikes agreement. It is driven by the French Commissioner for the Internal Market, Michel Barnier.
Thus, IPR - and copyright - enforcement remains at the head of the political agenda.
This section will monitor the review and other aspects of EU policy which relate to IPR and copyright enforcement. It will also log industry moves which stand to influence the policy agendaand seek to understand in what ways European IPR enforcement policy could change or evolve.