Tech Tent: Europe’s copyright war

Did European politicians succumb to pressure from Silicon Valley and its powerful lobbying machine when they voted down a measure which would have rewarded publishers and artists? This week’s Tech Tent explores the surprise victory for the opponents of the EU copyright directive which ended up being sent back to the drawing board.

Walmart seeks CCI nod for Flipkart acquisition

Bengaluru: Walmart Inc. has sought the approval of India’s anti-trust regulator for its $16-billion acquisition of Flipkart, according to a regulatory filing. In a filing sent to the Competition Commission of India that was sourced by paper.vc, Walmart said its proposed buyout of Flipkart did not create any competition concerns and that the pecking order of the broader retail market in India remains unaffected by the deal.

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CCI slaps fine on two Gujarat chemists associations – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Clamping down on unfair trade practices in pharma business, the Competition Commission has imposed a total penalty of over Rs 12 lakh on two Gujarat- based chemists groupings. The two associations are Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda ( CDAB) and Federation of Gujarat State Chemists & Druggists Association.