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CMA warns celebrities over social media endorsements

A number of celebrities have been warned about endorsing products on social media sites such as YouTube and Twitter without declaring they had been paid to do so, the UK…

DISH targets Loolbox in anti-piracy push

In its latest effort to combat piracy further, US pay-TV operator DISH has filed a lawsuit against the makers of the Loolbox streaming device, which unlawfully retransmits numerous Arabic TV…

Ofcom closes Premier League TV rights probe

Ofcom has closed its two-year investigation of the Premier League’s TV rights auction – a move which complainant Virgin Media believes will lead to price hikes for football fans. The…

FilmOn X sets out licensing appeal case

FilmOn X sets out licensing appeal case

OTT Internet TV service FilmOn X (formerly Aereokiller LLC) has set out its case against the appeal by US broadcast networks opposing the July 2015 ruling by Judge George Wu,…

EC outlaws Spain’s DSO broadcaster support

EC outlaws Spain’s DSO broadcaster support

The European Commission has found that a Spanish scheme compensating terrestrial private broadcasters for carrying out parallel broadcasting during the digitisation of the terrestrial television signal is in breach of…

Public Knowledge: ‘Copyright Office STB analysis flawed’

The United States Copyright Office has sent a letter to Congress claiming that the Federal Communications Commission’s set-top box proposal “could interfere with copyright owners’ rights to license their works,…

Vodafone, Liberty Global welcome merger clearance

Vodafone Group and cable MSO Liberty Global have welcomed the conditional clearance by the European Commission of the two companies’ proposed merger of their operating businesses in the Netherlands to…

1 in 10 Brits stressed by slow Internet

1 in 10 Brits stressed by slow Internet

Research has revealed that one in ten UK adults – the equivalent of 4 million Britons – are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of poor Internet connections. Consequently,…

Italy: ISPs not responsible for third party piracy

A Milan Court has ruled that telcos and ISPs cannot be held responsible for protection of online content. The Court rejected the supervision order requested by pay-TV operator Mediaset Premium…

Kudelski Group, Apple settle patent litigation

Digital security specialist The Kudelski Group has entered into a comprehensive patent licence agreement with Apple. Under the agreement announced in a brief statement from Kudelski, the parties agreed to…