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Valve's EU court appeal revisits tensions between antitrust and copyright laws

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 18 Jan 2023 17:36
  • 18 Jan 2023 17:36
Computer-games maker Valve and the EU's antitrust enforcer clashed today in court over what steps a game publisher maker can take to protect its copyright without falling foul of competition law.
Valve is at the EU's lower-tier court challenging a 2021 antitrust decision by the European Commission to fine it

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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