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Vivendi class action falls

A Class Action lawsuit from Vivendi investors who bought into the company when it was being run by Jean-Marie Messier some 10 years ago, has been largely dismissed. The action,…

(Student) Senate approves SOPA resolution

Although the two leading anti-piracy bills currently in the US legislature have had their progress halted, support for the measures has come from one element of the student community. After…

Deutsche Telekom opposes Kabel BW approval

Deutsche Telekom opposes Kabel BW approval

Deutsche Telekom and NetCologne have challenged the German antitrust authority’s approval of Liberty Global’s acquisition of Kabel Baden-Wuerttemberg, Boersen-Zeitung has reported. Concessions accepted by the watchdog don’t guarantee market competition…

BBC privacy charter for web data

BBC privacy charter for web data

The BBC is creating a charter for the use of data on the web. The charter is due to be unveiled within a couple of months and will allow viewers…

PSBs may get better EPG slots

PSBs may get better EPG slots

The UK government’s forthcoming communications green paper (draft law) will suggest broadcasters who commit to showing more public service programmes such as news and children’s programmes could be rewarded with…

EC’s Kroes: SOPA, PIPA pause ‘right thing’

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, has supported the decision by US legislators to put a hold on the contentious SOPA and PIPA bills…

Virgin’s Berkett attacks BBC Trust

Virgin’s Berkett attacks BBC Trust

Virgin Media’s chief executive Neil Berkett has called on the Government to rip up the rules on licensing film and television content and disband the BBC Trust. Berkett warned that…

EU’s Reding: Balance copyright, Internet freedom

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has called for governments to strike a balance between policing the Internet to protect copyright and upholding freedom of expression. “The protection of creators must…

PIPA and SOPA bills on hold

The sponsors of both the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act anti-piracy measures have halted progress on their respective bills through the US legislature. Lamar Smith, who…

Megaupload shut down for copyright infringement

Megaupload shut down for copyright infringement

The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have shut down file sharing site Megupload.com. In one of the largest criminal copyright cases in US history, seven…