Watching US #netneutrality news. Maybe I shd invite newly disadvantaged US startups to EU, so they have a fair chance http://t.co/tB2A9EXgKdThis is exactly what Neelie Kroes should be doing, reducing barriers to competition, promoting Net Neutrality in the EU and using this as a differential with the US.
— Neelie Kroes (@NeelieKroesEU) January 15, 2014
Whilst we're at it, since the US is still debating over copyright on APIs then there's a number of other things that can be done.
1) Reinforce the concept that APIs are principles and not expressions and hence are not subject to copyright.
2) Remove any vestiges of software patents (often as disguised business process patents) throughout the EU and encourage reverse engineering due to the fast and sequential rate of innovation in the industry. Copyright protection is more than enough in this field.