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Study: True economic impact of piracy “unclear”

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Noting that consumers copy and share digital files, with this being blamed for a potentially catastrophic decline in certain markets, an academic study has sought to establish why consumers copy and whether this is as economically harmful as often thought. CREATe, the UK research centre for copyright, has put a decade of evidence to the test by reviewing studies published [...]

Sky aces Masters Golf deal

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Sky Sports will continue to show live coverage of the Masters Golf from Augusta National thanks to a new multi-year agreement. Sky revealed the deal as the early strokes were being taken at the 2014 tournament. The deal means that from 2015, Sky Sports will continue to be the only place in the UK to watch all four days of [...]

BT and BSkyB share European rugby

BT and BSkyB have agreed joint deal to show European rugby from next season. The news brings to an end two years of dispute over the future of the Heineken Cup. The pair have reached a provisional agreement jointly to broadcast the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup competitions. The move follows an agreement for a [...]

Over half of Spain Internet users download illegally

Eighty-four per cent of digital content consumed in Spain is illegal, according to a study published by industry lobby group La Coalición (The Coalition of Creators and Content Industries). Results of the most recent Piracy Observatory and Digital Contents Consumption Habits show that illegal downloads continued to grow in Spain during 2013. The survey carried out by independent consulting company [...]

DreamWorks’ Katzenberg: ‘Copyright regime not working’

DreamWorks Animation chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg has said the US copyright ­regime is failing to stop the illegal downloading of movies. According to Katzenberg, current copyright copyright laws are “not right enough, because there is a huge amount of piracy that goes on in the world”. Katzenberg was among Hollywood studio supporters of the failed Stop Online Piracy Act in [...]

Foxtel defends Game of Thrones exclusivity

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Following the revelation that Australia leads the list of countries illegally sharing the Season Four première of Game of Thrones, and in response to criticism of its exclusive first-run rights to the show, Bruce Meagher, director of corporate affairs for Foxtel, has defended the Australian pay-TV operator’s business model. Writing an opinion piece on Australian media and marketing and entertainment [...]

Sky Deutschland extends Wimbledon rights

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Sky Deutschland has extended its rights to Wimbledon tennis through to 2018, taking exclusive broadcasting rights for TV, IPTV and mobile in Germany and Austria. The five-year extension was agreed with IMG Media on behalf of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Sky Deutschland said it will broadcast the tournament across multiple channels and cover the action on all courts [...]

Inmarsat brings Hollywood to the high seas

The latest Hollywood blockbusters will soon be available to commercial shipping companies across the world, delivered directly to vessels at sea via Inmarsat’s global satellite network. Inmarsat and NT Digital Partners, are planning to launch Fleet Media during the summer of 2014. The globally-exclusive, five-year agreement covering the digital distribution of the latest Hollywood releases, as well as television programming [...]

FIFA: World Cup will be in 4K, and 8K

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Football’s governing body FIFA says its upcoming World Cup tournament from Brazil will be carried by some broadcasters in 4K. Niclas Ericson, head of FIFA’s TV Division, speaking at MIPTV in Cannes, said FIFA was working 24/7 to capture the event, not only in HDTV, but also in 4K and even 8K. “We are working hard to finalise all the [...]

Singapore proposes copyright amendments

Singapore’s Ministry of Law is seeking to update copyright legislation with the aim of providing a more effective means for content rights holders to protect their copyright online. Noting that online piracy is a global issue, it advises that studies commissioned by rights holders indicate there is a high level of consumption of online copyright infringing (pirated) content in Singapore. [...]

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