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Oz trade body backs affordable, available content

Improvements in the affordability and ready availability of online content in Australia are crucial ingredients to reduce online copyright infringement, Communications Alliance – the primary telecommunications industry body in Australia…

UK consumers give boost to legal downloading

A survey from the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has revealed that 62 per cent of Internet users in the UK have downloaded or streamed music, TV shows, films, computer…

Research: Accessibility, affordability best anti-piracy tools

Research conducted by the Australian and UK Governments shows Australia has high levels of online copyright infringement and reinforces the need for international and industry cooperation to address piracy. Both…

Australian MP: ‘Anti-piracy rules won’t work’

Australian MP: ‘Anti-piracy rules won’t work’

Ed Husic, Australia’s Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Treasurer, has suggested that consumers aren’t all to blame for piracy, with governments and business having to step up and offer…

UK government mulls stronger anti-piracy measures

The UK government has launched a consultation on plans to increase the maximum sentence for commercial-scale online copyright infringement from two to 10 years imprisonment. Proposals set out in the…

Advocacy group: Copyright decision could benefit consumers and competition

The preliminary decision from District Court Judge George Wu issued finding that online video service FilmOn is entitled to a compulsory copyright licence has been applauded by US public interest…

Court victory for FilmOn in copyright licensing fight

Internet television streaming company FilmOn has won a surprise ruling that it is potentially entitled to a compulsory licence to retransmit broadcasters’ copyrighted programming. US District Judge George Wu ruled…

French Senators seek sweeping Hadopi changes

Two members of the French senate, Loïc Hervé and Corinne Bouchoux, have proposed sweeping changes to the country’s so-called Hadopi law, which was introduced in 2009 as an initiative to…

Police Scotland in subscriptions scam raid

Police Scotland in subscriptions scam raid

A number of addresses in Scotland were searched on July 10th by officers from Police Scotland, assisted by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), in relation to suspected Intellectual Property…

OTT password sharing costs industry $500m

OTT password sharing costs industry $500m

OTT video service credential sharing will cost the industry $500 million (€447m) in direct revenues worldwide in 2015, according to research from market research and consulting company Parks Associates examining…