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‘Rushed’ UK anti-piracy laws delayed until 2012

‘Rushed’ UK anti-piracy laws delayed until 2012

The UK government has admitted that it cannot implement legislation to curb Internet piracy until spring 2012 at the earliest, as it prepares for a legal battle in the High…

Berners-Lee: Net Neutrality vital

Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee stressed the importance of net neutrality to the UK government. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport held talks with ISPs, content providers, broadcasters, mobile…

Broadcast Australia: Warns DTH too expensive

Broadcast Australia has called on the Federal Government to reconsider the costs involved in moving towns and communities onto satellite-based delivery of digital television signals. Speaking at a Senate Committee,…

Google fined for copyright breach

A Paris’ appeal court has found against Google on four counts in a case brought by several content rights owners. Google was ordered to pay €430,000 damages and court costs.…

Canal Plus breaks TPS pledges

Vivendi’s Canal Plus unit didn’t abide by commitments made to France’s antitrust regulator when it bought a rival in 2006, French newspaper La Tribune has reported, saying it has seen…

Read the Ofcom advice

Ofcom has published its advice to Jeremy Hunt, Culture Secretary, that finally recommended accepting the Undertakings in Lieu (UILs) offered by News Corp as a condition of approval of its…

Canada court: Broadcasters can claim carriage fees

The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal has cleared the way for broadcasters to charge cable and satellite providers for carrying their programmes. The CRTC had asked the court to rule…

UK Govt backs off site blocking

A UK Government working group is to be formed to try to find a “plan B” to avoid potential litigation arising from the blocking of websites accused of illegal filesharing.…

Court drops BitTorrent piracy case

Prosecutors have dealt a blow to anti-piracy initiatives by dropping their case against two men accused of pirating films online. Two administrators of FileSoup – the longest standing BitTorrent community…

TV3 blasts RTE launch free channels

TV3 blasts RTE launch free channels

Ireland’s TV3 has condemned Communications Minister Pat Carey’s decision to approve RTE’s proposed five “free to air” channels as part of the Digital Terrestrial Television roll-out. TV3 said it was…

Studios lose iiNet appeal

A group of 34 movie studios has lost its appeal against an Australian Federal Court judgment involving Internet Service Provider iiNet. A 2010 ruling found it was impossible to hold…

ivi streaming ‘illegal’

A US District judge has ruled that Internet TV service ivi is breaking the law by offering live streams of network and cable television. ivi, which offers online broadcasts of…

Sky denounces BBC on-demand distribution

Sky denounces BBC on-demand distribution

Sky’s response to the BBC Trust on the syndication guidelines for BBC on-demand television content heavily criticises the decision to limit the content to BBC “aggregation products”, i.e. YouView /…

Pub pair stung with football streaming fines

Pub pair stung with football streaming fines

A father and son who run a number of pubs in the northern UK city of Kingston upon Hull are liable to fines and costs of some £116,000 (€138,000) for…

US lawmakers defy FCC Internet rules

The US House of Representatives has voted to overturn the FCC’s proposed rules barring ISPs from blocking legal content but do allow certain rationing of downloading. The vote would block…