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Apple claims ‘Pod’

Apple is laying global claim to just about anything that uses the word ‘pod’. Apple’s busy lawyers have drawn up a 873-page legal claim over the word ‘pod’, and has…

EU Parliament backs anti-piracy report

The European Parliament has adopted a non-legislative report on enforcement of intellectual property rights, calling for tougher application of intellectual rights and copyright harmonisation at the EU level. Meanwhile, civil…

YouTube wins Spanish content case

YouTube wins Spanish content case

  Google has won a landmark ruling in Spain successfully defending broadcaster Telecinco’s claim that it should compensate for copyrighted material posted to the YouTube video sharing website. The Madrid…

Ofcom’s local TV options

Ofcom says the Government has made clear that establishing Local TV in the UK is a policy priority and has set up the Shott enquiry to examine what conditions might…

Hadopi download warnings ‘ready to go’

Warning emails will be sent out by mid-October to people in France who have made illegal downloads, says anti-internet piracy body Hadopi.  The new authority was supposed to be ready…

TiVo vs EchoStar: ‘End is in sight’

Tom Rogers, CEO at TiVo, says its long-running legal battles with EchoStar and its Dish Network sister company will likely end in February or March 2011. The DVR manufacturer has…

Telus asks for ban on exclusive mobile TV distribution

Telus, Canada’s third-largest wireless phone company, is asking the country’s broadcast regulator to ensure rivals can’t distribute television content exclusively to their mobile subscribers. Telus is using public hearings that…

Mockeridge attacks Mediaset

Sky Italia and Mediaset are back in their war of words with Sky CEO Tom Mockridge writing to the press to accuse Mediaset of dominating the Italian TV and arguing…

US proposes block on piracy websites

US proposes block on piracy websites

US lawmakers are planning to pass an act which could force US ISPs to block websites that offer pirated intellectual property. The sites could host pirated music, movies and TV…

EC outlines plan to for ultra-fast broadband

Three complementary measures to facilitate the roll out and take up of fast and ultra-fast broadband in the EU have been adopted by the European Commission. The package comprises a…