EU Parliament Delays Vote on Copyright Law for Additional Debate

Today’s topics include the EU Parliament voting against adopting a strong copyright law, and HPE releasing the SimpliVity 2600 hyperconverged system.

The European Parliament voted on July 5 against a proposal from the European Commission to adopt a strong copyright law that would have required websites and other internet services accessible to EU residents to restrict the use of copyrighted information.

The law would have prevented someone from uploading a pirated song to YouTube, for example, but it could also have prevented someone from uploading a news video that happened to have music in the background, unless a license fee was paid to the owner of that music’s copyright.

The EU Parliament voted to delay consideration of the new law until September, when there will be debate on two articles of the law contentious to tech companies: requiring a payment to publishers for listing a link to their publications, and requiring companies to create an automated process for detecting material that is copyrighted, and then refusing to publish that material.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise last week rolled out the SimpliVity 2600, a highly dense hyperconverged system that will fit well in space-constrained environments. The 3.5-inch SimpliVity 2600 can work with such applications as virtual desktop infrastructure for data centers where space is at a premium and with internet of things deployments where compute and storage resources are needed at the network edge.

The system is the first “software-defined” system in the SimpliVity family, enabling the speed and density needed.

According to Thomas Goepel, director of product management for HPE’s hyperconverged portfolio, “To respond faster to the demands of digital transformation, organizations must deploy software-defined technology and solutions capable of delivering business outcomes at cloud speed. This solution is ideal for organizations with limited data center space or expensive colocation sites that need dense compute with moderate storage.”