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Hollywood seeks film website ban

Hollywood film studios are to ask the High Court to force UK telco BT to block its broadband customers from accessing a filesharing website, in a test case that could…

Israel delays 24-hour news decision

Israel has long wanted to counter what it sees as a stream of negative comment from many of the world’s 24-hour satellite news channels. The plan was to create its…

Viacom and sues Cablevision over iPad app

Viacom and sues Cablevision over iPad app

Viacom, which owns cable networks MTV and Nickelodeon, has sued to stop cable operator Cablevision from broadcasting its shows through an iPad application in the US. Cablevision recently released an…

Investors object to PROTECT IP

More than 50 venture capitalists submitted a letter to the US Congress June 23, objecting to a piece of antipiracy legislation being mulled by the Senate. The VCs, most of…

Dutch enshrine mobile neutrality as regulator backs off cable

The Netherlands has become Europe’s first country to enshrine network neutrality in law by banning its mobile telephone operators from blocking or charging consumers extra for using Internet-based services like…

EU challenges Belgium access proposals

The European Commission has expressed a number of concerns on proposals by Belgian broadcasting and broadband regulators. In particular, the Commission is asking the Belgian regulators to take full account…

Millions set to watch Wimbledon in office

Millions set to watch Wimbledon in office

As Britain steels itself for a potential fortnight of ‘Murray-mania’, which will see the British Number 1 tennis player once again attempt to become the first ‘Grand Slam’ winner of…

US: Illegal streaming could get 5 years jail

US: Illegal streaming could get 5 years jail

The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a measure that would make illegal streaming of video over the Internet a felony offence in some cases, and has sent the proposed…

Italy TV spectrum sale mess

Italy TV spectrum sale mess

Italy’s plans to raise $3.5 billion by selling off its analogue TV spectrum are in chaos. There are more than one hundred local TV channels involved who say they will…

Canada: CRTC chief calls for regulatory rethink

Canada: CRTC chief calls for regulatory rethink

The Chairman of the Canada’s broadcasting regulator has called for a rethink of the entire regulatory system, including the status of his own organisation. Delivering a welcome address at the…

BBC: Make it easier to axe a channel

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the BBC have held talks about changing the “public value test” – a lengthy consultation the corporation must undertake if it wants…

BBC has employed 6,000 unpaid interns

Amidst growing political calls from senior UK government figures for all UK-employed interns to be paid a minimum wage it has emerged that the BBC has ‘employed’ more than 6,000…

UN: Anti-piracy laws ‘breach human rights’

A UN expert has suggested that provisions of the UK’s Digital Economy Act and similar legislation in France that could see music and film pirates cut off from the Internet…

Hunt abandons ‘spine’ for local TV

Hunt abandons ‘spine’ for local TV

UK culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has confirmed the major policy shift in his plan for a new generation local TV services, virtually scrapping plans for a national network spine in…

Ofcom acts on 4G digital TV interference

Ofcom has outlined plans to prevent digital TV signals being interrupted by next-generation mobile services. From 2013, 4G coverage will be rolled out across the UK, with the technology set…