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MPA CEO backs European anti-piracy efforts

MPA CEO backs European anti-piracy efforts

Motion Picture Association (MPA) Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd used his keynote speech at the CineEurope event in Amsterdam to remind exhibitors about the strong ties that bind motion…

Lords: Ofcom should handle BBC complaints

UK media regulator Ofcom, rather than the BBC, should have the final say over complaints about impartiality and accuracy in the corporation’s programmes, according to a House of Lords committee…

BT welcomes ruling on Virgin advertising

BT has welcomed the ASA’s ruling on Virgin Media’s “Stop the Broadband Con” campaign. Virgin’s campaign was judged to have misled consumers on eight counts, contained six examples of exaggeration,…

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…