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Aereo hit by nationwide injunction

Online entertainment streaming service Aereo, which suspended its operations June 28th following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters, has been dealt a further legal blow. “Following the Supreme Court’s decision, this Circuit’s law with respect to Aereo’s live or near-live retransmission no longer conflicts with the law of its sister circuits,” Judge Alison Nathan ordered in […]

£3m boost to tackle digital piracy

The fight against digital piracy and counterfeit goods in the UK has been boosted by £3 million of new government funding to the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU). Minister for Intellectual Property (IP), Baroness Neville-Rolfe announced the government’s funding commitment to the national crime unit at the Anti-Counterfeiting Group Conference in London. The unit has now […]

IMG to market MLS rights

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Major League Soccer (MLS) and US Soccer have partnered with IMG, a global player in sports and entertainment, to market and distribute global media rights for the two football organisations for the next eight years. The long-term agreement, from 2015-2022, includes MLS as well as US National Team matches played on American soil for both the Men’s and Women’s teams; […]

CASBAA urges uptake of HK copyright amendments

 CASBAA, the Asia-Pacific pay-TV industry trade body, has urged the Hong Kong legislature to end a decade of delay and pass amendments to Hong Kong’s copyright law to give content creators and owners the right – at least in theory – to authorise electronic dissemination of their content. At the same time, the Association – with membership including “globally-renowned broadcasters […]

Issa, Leahy applaud Google anti-piracy efforts

US Congressman Darrell Issa – author of the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade (OPEN) Act – has reacted positively to Google’s recent report which explains how it combats piracy across its services, “In an unprecedented step, Google has introduced new search engine capabilities to make sure that legal content is readily available to consumers and illegal, pirated content […]

MP & Silva renews Serie A football rights

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MP & Silva has confirmed the acquisition of the Italian football league’s international rights for the next three seasons, and will continue to manage the worldwide distribution from season 2015-2016 to 2017-2018, after successfully winning the tender launched by the Lega Serie A. The agreement includes the audiovisual rights to distribute the Serie A globally in all countries of the […]

Google claims anti-piracy progress

Google has published an updated How Google Fights Piracy report, which explains how it combats piracy across its services. This new version updates many of the numbers from the 2013 version and lists a few other developments in the past year and follows an open letter sent mid-September to the European competition commissioner, Joaquín Almunia, in which News Corp chief […]

Aereo supports MVPD clarification

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Online entertainment streaming service Aereo, which suspended its operations June 28th following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters, is taking further steps to create a path forward for the company by filing a required ex parte notice disclosing its recent conversations with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where it expressed its support for including a narrow […]

Study: Reducing pirated link prominence aids IP theft fight

An academic study into whether search engines influence media piracy has concluded that reducing the prominence of pirated links can be a viable policy option in the fight against intellectual property theft. The researchers at Carnegie Mellon University – H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management note there is an ongoing public policy debate regarding the role […]

Sky Sports ups Rugby League coverage

Sky Sports will show more Rugby League than ever before next year, with around 100 live matches from the First Utility Super League, Kingstone Press Championship, Challenge Cup and World Club Series. Sky Sports will show every Super League team at least twice before the Easter weekend in the 8th round. The new Super League season kicks off live on […]

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