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Ofcom: Broadband speed and shaping should be clearer

Broadband speeds should be made much clear to consumers, communications regulator Ofcom has told ISPs. The average broadband speed a consumer is likely to actually receive, rather than the package…

We don’t need a Eurorights crisis

The Eurozone crisis continues in full swing and its seemingly inexorable unfolding proves you should never say “at least it can’t get any worse.” Blame for the mess points in…

TV Catchup goes to European Court

The copyright case brought by UK broadcasters against TV Catchup, the restreaming site will have to go to the Court of Justice of the European Union says the UK High…

Kroes: Copyright system failing

Kroes: Copyright system failing

Neelie Kroes, the EC’s Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, has renewed her criticism of Europe’s copyright regime, suggesting that the artist should be put at the centre of not only…

Playboy TV hit with £110,000 fine

Playboy TV hit with £110,000 fine

A channel owned by Playboy TV has been fined a total of £60,000 for “serious” breaches of UK television regulations by Ofcom. Other Playboy-owned channels were fined a total of…

MEPs back net neutrality

MEPs back net neutrality

A resolution passed by the European Parliament has called for the Internet to be kept “open and neutral”, and that attempts to infringe on net neutrality should be blocked. The…

SOPA sparks backlash from Facebook, Google

Big Internet brands including Google and Facebook have lined up oppose  the new Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill that is being debated in Congress. Some of the Internet’s biggest…

BBC World News sponsorship censure

The BBC World News channel has been banned from buying certain programmes and accepting some sponsorship deals, after an investigation found serious breaches of the corporation’s editorial guidelines in shows…

Digital Agenda still threatens interference

Digital Agenda still threatens interference

The European Commission has made a clear call to Member States to put in place procedures to promote coexistence between new and existing services to achieve the Digital Agenda. But…

Senate rejects net neutrality overturn

The US Senate has voted to keep in place the Federal Communications Commission’s rules aimed at preserving open Internet access. Republicans were attempting to overturn the so-called net neutrality rules,…