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Pub pair stung with football streaming fines

Pub pair stung with football streaming fines

A father and son who run a number of pubs in the northern UK city of Kingston upon Hull are liable to fines and costs of some £116,000 (€138,000) for…

US lawmakers defy FCC Internet rules

The US House of Representatives has voted to overturn the FCC’s proposed rules barring ISPs from blocking legal content but do allow certain rationing of downloading. The vote would block…

Lords call for fewer TV ads

Lords call for fewer TV ads

A reduction in the time allowed for advertisements on commercial broadcasting channels has been called for by the House of Lords Communications Committee, who report that existing regulation of the…

Spain rules on HDTV

Spain rules on HDTV

The Spanish Government has approved a new piece of legislation to regulate HDTV content and the use of the multiplex capacity on DTT.  The new rule obliges broadcasters to inform…

Ofcom’s ‘P’ for product placement

Ofcom’s ‘P’ for product placement

Broadcast regulator Ofcom has unveiled the logo that licensed TV channels must use to signal to viewers when a UK-produced programme contains product placement. The logo must appear for three…

LG: Sony connected TVs breach patents

LG: Sony connected TVs breach patents

LG Electronics has filed two cease and desist requests with the US International Trade Commisson (ITC) over alleged patent infringements by Sony. LG is claiming that the Japanese company has…

US moves on online piracy

US moves on online piracy

The US government will propose a set of Internet piracy rules as the government seeks to “improve intellectual property enforcement,” says Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel. A number of…

Kroes calls for single content market

Kroes calls for single content market

Opening up access to online content is a good start in ending fragmentation in the digital Single Market, according to Neelie Kroes, the EU Commissioner responsible for the Digital Agenda.…

Free speech lobby back TV streamer ivi

Four groups have ‘friended’ ivi.tv, the Seattle company streaming TV signals online without broadcasters’ consent. Public Knowledge and three other organisations filed an amicus brief with the US District Court…

Rights holders defend Digital Economy Act

A coalition of UK rights holders including the Premier League and trade bodies representing the music, film and TV are preparing to oppose ISPs in the judicial review of legislation…