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UK creative industries ‘worth £128bn’

UK creative industries ‘worth £128bn’

The UK’s booming creative industries could be worth £128.4 billion (€148.1bn) to the UK economy by 2025, and help to create up to 1 million new jobs by 2030, according…

Experts gather to tackle IP crime

Recent innovations on intellectual property rights enforcement strategies were the focus of the first Europol Intellectual Property Crime Conference organised in Antwerp. Some 400 senior law enforcement official, security and industry…

Fox/Sky deal referred to CMA

Fox/Sky deal referred to CMA

Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has referred Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on public interest grounds.…

Report: GIGAWorld €250bn innovation wave

Research from consultancy firm Arthur D. Little (ADL) estimates that the GIGAWorld – the world enabled by widespread access to high quality, gigabit Internet in which people, machines and the…

Record industry: Copyright infringement ‘significant issue’

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) – the organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide – has released Connecting with Music, the 2017 Music Consumer…

Russia blocks 234 pirate websites

Russia’s media and communications watchdog Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications) has permanently blocked 234 digital piracy websites, according to Alexander…

Report: Illegal STBs putting public at risk

Report: Illegal STBs putting public at risk

Over one million illegal set-top boxes with add-ons that allow consumers to stream content illegally have been sold in the UK in the last two years, putting the public at…

ISRO boss appears in court

India’s former chairman of its Space Research Organisation (ISRO), G. Madhavan Nair appeared in court on September 16th in connection with the ISRO-owned Antrix and corruption allegations. Special Judge Virender…

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera content in Saudi Arabia. The social media platform reports that it was asked by the Saudi authorities to remove the Qatari-backed broadcaster’s Discover…

Culture Secretary: ‘Economic benefits from C4 relocation’

UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has suggested there would be regional economic benefits from relocating commercial Public Service Broadcaster Channel 4 and from increasing commissioning. Delivering a keynote address at…

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