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EU filmmakers warn of Single Market risks

On the occasion of the European Film Forum at the Cannes Film Festival, over 80 of Europe’s filmmakers have set out their vision for Europe’s policies on copyright and culture,…

Indonesia seeks updated media regulation

Indonesian government officials and international TV executives have called for modernised rules for the country’s broadcasting sector during a high powered Regulatory Roundtable in Jakarta. Co-sponsored by the Indonesian Broadcasting…

FCC begins Title II roll back

FCC begins Title II roll back

As anticipated, the Federal Communications Commission has taken the first step toward restoring what it describes as Internet freedom and promoting infrastructure investment, innovation, and choice, by proposing to end…

Spanish Government to probe Hispasat/Abertis deal

Spanish Government to probe Hispasat/Abertis deal

Spanish infrastructure company Abertis is in the process of being bought by an Italian company, Atlantia. Abertis has a major share in Hispasat, and the Spanish government says that the…

Europe agrees content portability rules

Europe agrees content portability rules

EU citizens with subscriptions for online films and TV will soon be able to access their content while temporarily in another EU country, following a vote in the European Parliament.…

Commercial TV welcomes EU portability

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) has welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of the proposal for a regulation on cross-border portability. Once in effect, the regulation will ensure…

EC alleges Altice merger rules breach

EC alleges Altice merger rules breach

The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections alleging that multinational telecommunications company Altice breached the EU Merger Regulation by implementing its acquisition of telecommunications operator PT Portugal before…

UK Tories: ‘will punish platforms’ over content

The Conservative Party election manifesto says its government would punish digital companies, social media platforms and content providers that fail to take down content from the internet which breaks the…

Facebook €110m fine for ‘misleading EU’ on Whatsapp deal

Facebook €110m fine for ‘misleading EU’ on Whatsapp deal

Facebook has been fined €110 million by the EU for providing “incorrect or misleading” information on its purchase of WhatsApp in 2014. The European Commission said Facebook had promised it…

Jail sentences for DVD fraudsters

Jail sentences for DVD fraudsters

Three UK men have been jailed for a total of 10 years and seven months for selling fake DVDs following a successful investigation by Suffolk Trading Standards and the Federation…

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