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FilmOn condemns CBS ‘hypocricy’

FilmOn has been halted by a restraining order from the four US networks but now founder Alki David is attacking one of the plaintiffs, CBS with YouTube addresses including ‘CBS…

Ofcom raises concerns over BSkyB bid

UK media regulator Ofcom has written to News Corporation raising a number of issues relating to the media group’s proposed acquisition of the 60.1 per cent of BSkyB it doesn’t…

US fileshare sites closed

Dutch anti-internet piracy group Brein and the US Motion Picture Association have teamed up to seize the domain names of 29 US-based websites that allow file sharing. The sites are…

Bitter spat at ATVOD UK meeting

The (UK) Association for TV on Demand held a stakeholders meeting with Ofcom on December 13th in order to discuss fees for 2011 licences. The meeting, highly charged from the…

IFTA urges stronger online copyright protection

Global trade association the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has urged the US Department of Commerce and other government agencies to take concerted action to enhance effective online copyright…

BBC Trust unveils strategy

A new strategy to deliver more distinctive, high quality programmes, improved value for money and greater transparency for all audiences has been published by the BBC Trust, the body that…

Entertainment coalition lends weight to Viacom vs. YouTube

An entertainment industry coalition representing the major studios and the independent motion picture and television programming industry has filed an amicus (interested party) brief in the case of Viacom versus…

Australia: Convergence Review

Australia: Convergence Review

The Australian Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy has released draft Terms of Reference for a comprehensive review of the country’s communications and media regulation.…

Groups contest FCC net neutrality proposal

A wide selection of public interest groups is arguing that the open Internet principles suggested by the FCC last week fall short of “real” net neutrality More than 80 public…

Ofcom green lights product placement

Many of Britain’s top TV programmes could feature product placement within months. The move allowing programme-makers to take payment to promote products within their show – a British television first…