It hasn't been a great week for US companies in Europe. Not only has the EU announced an investigation into whether Internet giants are abusing their power, but Microsoft has lost a second legal fight with Sky.
The EU unveiled a newthis week, which includes initiatives to make it easier for online companies to operate across Europe. The plan tackles copyright, VAT and cross-border delivery, as well as promising to investigate the state of competition in a world currently dominated by American Internet giants. Is this a case of authorities hobbling the free market, or is it about time someone curbed the big players' abuses?
Meanwhile, a separate European court settled a decade-long legal battle, ruling that. The court claimed that the similarity could confuse customers, although this doesn't seem to have been the case over the last ten years.
Plus, we find out why, why , and which Marvel antihero Tom Hardy would like to play.
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