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Clementi confirmed as BBC Board Chair

Clementi confirmed as BBC Board Chair

Following Privy Council approval, Sir David Clementi has been appointed as Chair to the new BBC Board for four years from February 16th 2017 to February 15th 2021. In September…

FIA denies F1 sale conflict of interest

FIA denies F1 sale conflict of interest

Following the unanimous approval by the World Motor Sport Council of the change of control of Delta Topco Limited (the holding company of the Commercial Rights Holder of the FIA…

CNN banned in Venezuela

CNN banned in Venezuela

It isn’t just Donald Trump who is picking on CNN.  CNN’s Spanish-language service, CNN en Español, has been kicked off air in Venezuela. Venezuela’s government ordered the country’s cable systems…

Technicolor files patent suits against Samsung

Technicolor files patent suits against Samsung

Technicolor has initiated several patent infringement suits in Germany and France against Samsung Electronics, across a range of Samsung products, including mobile phones and digital televisions. Proceedings were initiated with…

TV ad minutes under EU investigation

TV ad minutes under EU investigation

A report in French business newspaper Les Echos, and reported by analysts at Exane/BNP-Paribas, says that the European Commission is pushing for greater liberalisation of pan-European TV advertising. Les Echos…

US creatives highlight foreign market challenges

US creatives highlight foreign market challenges

The US’s leading creative industries have called on the government to do more to ensure that its trading partners fulfil their pledges to the US to improve protection and enforcement…

US IP awareness body launched

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU), a new non-profit organisation devoted to increasing awareness of IP rights and their impact on peoples’ lives, has been launched with an ambitious…

Pakistan judge okays Indian movies for cable TV

BBC Monitoring is reporting that a Pakistan High Court in Lahore has permitted Indian films to be shown on private TV channels, provided the channels have a valid licence. Chief…

Campaigners warn of copyright trolls

Digital rights and civil liberties issues campaigning organisation Open Rights Group (ORG) has warned that changes to the penalties for online copyright infringement could leave UK citizens vulnerable to blackmail…

Ethiopia jams opposition TV

BBC Monitoring is reporting that the Ethiopian government is “blocking” two pro-opposition services – the Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) transmissions and Oromia Media Network (OMN) from reaching their viewers and…

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