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US creatives highlight foreign market challenges

US creatives highlight foreign market challenges

The US’s leading creative industries have called on the government to do more to ensure that its trading partners fulfil their pledges to the US to improve protection and enforcement…

US IP awareness body launched

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU), a new non-profit organisation devoted to increasing awareness of IP rights and their impact on peoples’ lives, has been launched with an ambitious…

Pakistan judge okays Indian movies for cable TV

BBC Monitoring is reporting that a Pakistan High Court in Lahore has permitted Indian films to be shown on private TV channels, provided the channels have a valid licence. Chief…

Campaigners warn of copyright trolls

Digital rights and civil liberties issues campaigning organisation Open Rights Group (ORG) has warned that changes to the penalties for online copyright infringement could leave UK citizens vulnerable to blackmail…

Ethiopia jams opposition TV

BBC Monitoring is reporting that the Ethiopian government is “blocking” two pro-opposition services – the Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) transmissions and Oromia Media Network (OMN) from reaching their viewers and…

Foxtel CEO: ‘Piracy a scourge’

Foxtel CEO: ‘Piracy a scourge’

In the aftermath of its exclusive pay-per view coverage of a top boxing bout being illegally streamed on social media platforms, Peter Tonagh, CEO of Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel, has…

Australia: 80% confused by broadband offers

Australia: 80% confused by broadband offers

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) consultation on fixed broadband speeds has found eighty per cent of consumers are confused and want broadband speed information to be presented in a…

Antitrust probe for Telecom Italia and Fastweb

Italy’s Antitrust Authority has opened proceedings against Telecom Italia and Fastweb for possible uncompetitive practices regarding their joint fibre optic venture Flash Fiber. Flash Fiber aims to build fibre-optic networks…

Global IP study: ‘Challenges remain’  

Global IP study: ‘Challenges remain’  

The US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center has released its fifth annual International IP Index, The Roots of Innovation, rating 45 world economies on patents, trademarks, copyright, trade…

Pakistan acts against Indian DTH channels

Pakistan’s PEMRA broadcasting regulator says it has conducted enforcement raids against cable and DTH re-broadcasters and viewers who are distributing or watching Indian TV channels in the country. Specifically, the…