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EchoStar: Piracy v Privacy

EchoStar has claimed that the receiver can be modified to pirate its satellite TV programming.The foundation said EchoStar’s demand would violate user privacy and leave innocent purchasers vulnerable to bogus…

CinemaNow selects Widevine

NDS goes private with News Corp and Permira

News Corp is effectively selling around half its stake in the business to Permira as part of a complex deal. News Corp currently owns 72 per cent of NDS’s equity,…

SafeNet secures CCTV online Olympics

CCTV.com has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the only official internet/mobile broadcaster of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, and therefore owns exclusive rights to the broadcast…

China fights Olympic piracy

The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, China's Internet and broadcast content regulator, has ordered all Web sites to respect CCTV's broadcast rights, online and offline. CCTV, also China's…

NDS reports fiscal year, goes private

The group reported revenues of $850.1 million, an increase of 20 per cent over the previous year, while operating income rose 21.8 per cent by the same comparison to reach…

NBC, Fox file sue Redlasso

The lawsuit, comes two months after the television networks complained in a letter to the closely held website that it violated copyright laws by running unauthorised clips and full-length programs.…

UK crackdown on illegal downloads

The ISPs though have rejected demands from the music industry to cut people’s connections if they ignore repeated warnings. An estimated 6.5 million Britons were involved in illicit music downloads…

Cable Europe welcomes EU copyright review

Cable Europe, welcomed the decision of the European Commission to address the monopolistic way in which copyright collecting societies are organised in Europe. Cable Europe called for a new copyright…