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Pakistan threatens social media shutdown

Pakistan’s High Court in Islamabad has ruled that the government must block and close down those social media sites that make or carry blasphemous content. The Court ordered the government…

BT, Ofcom agree Openreach ‘split’

BT, Ofcom agree Openreach ‘split’

BT and Ofcom have reached agreement on a long-term regulatory settlement that will see the telco’s infrastructure unit Openreach become a distinct, legally separate company with its own Board, within…

Premier League wins ‘Kodi box’ court order

Premier League wins ‘Kodi box’ court order

On March 8th, an application for a Court Order, that will result in servers streaming unauthorised English Premier League content being blocked, was heard and granted in the English High…

Research: Warning letters unlikely to stop illegal downloads

Research by broadband comparison website Broadband Genie has revealed the majority (72 per cent) of the public believe piracy warning letters sent by UK ISPs are unlikely to have any…

Legal proceedings over La Liga stadium access

Legal proceedings over La Liga stadium access

Spain’s Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC – National Authority for Markets and Competition) has started legal proceedings against La Liga for prohibiting Mediaset and Atresmedia from…

Fox: “Government media plurality report flawed”

21st Century Fox has described officials at the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as being “simplistic” in their analysis of the potential impact of Fox’s bid to take…

Connectivity: The Bridge of Spies

Connectivity promises much – much convenience, much saving, much service. All good. But a connected home is a vulnerable home, vulnerable to privateer hackers after plain mischief or your credit…

Advocacy groups urge net neutrality continuation

In the wake of new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s confirmation of his opposition to net neutrality and overturn ‘Open Internet’ proposals, a grouping of 171 public policy and advocacy bodies…

Half of consumers willing to reduce content piracy

Half of consumers willing to reduce content piracy

The largest global consumer piracy online survey ever conducted has found that consumer education could reduce the number of individuals who watch pirated video content. The Irdeto Global Consumer Piracy…

UK Culture Secretary Fox “standards” concerns

UK Culture Secretary Fox “standards” concerns

Karen Bradley, the UK Culture Secretary, has expressed concerns about corporate governance at News Corp and breaches of broadcasting standards by 21st Century Fox. Speaking in the House of Commons,…