regulation

DSM Directive, Value Gap & Private Copying Levies

We see common threats and common opportunities with the national implementations of the DSM Directive. While it is not addressing private copying, it is aiming to re-arrange the power balance between users and rightsholders of certain unlicensed, or not fully-licensed and compensated uses. Users will use this opportunity to keep as much as possible from the value transfer to their media platforms, and hardware manufacturers will try to freeze very low private copying remuneration levels in the region. Or worse still: to reduce them.

AmCham Energy and Environment Committee published Position Brief

It is AmCham’s view that Hungary does not have a consistent energy policy evaluation framework that would enable policymakers and investors to correctly establish priorities and create a roadmap towards energy security. In the current situation, …

Opportunities for branch lines in the new European regulatory environment

An overview of the branch line and regional railway problem in the context of the new European open-access, marginal cost based regulation. Historical, comparative study, review of an experiment within the vertically integrated Hungarian State …

Lessons from the first year of the liberalized rail freight market for re-regulation

An empirical review of various problems in Hungary's newly liberalized rail freight market. I conducted the survey with the help of railway undertakings and authorities in my capacity as Commissioner for Rail Regulation. The findings were used to …