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US VP: ‘Piracy is outright theft’

US Vice President Joseph Biden has followed up robust comments made at a news conference in the summer of 2010 about copyright theft by once again stressing the criminality of such activities. Having previously compared it to “smashing the window at Tiffany’s and reaching in and grabbing what’s in” the store. Biden told Variety magazine, […]

April 14, 2011By Colin Mann

TBS backs TeePee games

TeePee Games, a games portal still in beta, has received undisclosed funding from Turner Broadcasting Europe. The investment is a strategic one, and will see TeePee distributing games and providing usage analysis to Turner for games based on popular brands such as Ben10, Scooby Doo and Powerpuff Girls, for platforms including social, mobile, and Flash. […]

April 12, 2011

Content owners plot anti-piracy scheme

A coalition of content owners is working on a detailed proposal for a voluntary scheme which would see Internet Service Providers (ISPs) block dozens of sites facilitating online piracy, following a series of meetings convened by the communications minister Ed Vaizey, reports the Financial Times. The initiative comes amid continuing delays to the implementation of […]

April 11, 2011By Colin Mann

Record audience for hit a new record audience with 14 million visits, some 59 million pages viewed and around 5 million videos watched across its 3 language versions, confirming strong interest in international news coverage, in particular for the political crisis in Libya and Ivory Coast and the Fukushima catastrophe in Japan. Since the beginning of the […]

April 11, 2011

Time Warner, Viacom counter-sue over iPad TV

Time Warner Cable and Viacom have counter-sued each other in an escalating battle over whether cable companies have the right to distribute TV shows to devices such as Apple’s iPad. TWC asked a court for a declaratory judgement regarding Viacom’s demand that the cable company stops delivering its programming on devices such as the iPad. […]

April 8, 2011

TDP celebrates 2.3m infringements removed

Takedown Piracy (TDP) is celebrating its second anniversary, and from the company’s inception on April 5th 2009 until now, it has been responsible for over 2.3 million copyright infringements removed. Over 50 of the adult industry’s leading studios utilise Takedown Piracy, including Adam & Eve, Wicked Pictures, New Sensations, Hush Hush Entertainment and Girlfriends Films. […]

April 8, 2011

Google plans YouTube content revamp

Google is working on a major overhaul of YouTube as it tries to position itself for the rise of Connected TVs, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to people familiar with the matter, YouTube is looking to compete with broadcast and cable television, which would entail enticing users to stay on the website longer, and […]

April 7, 2011By Colin Mann

Netflix spends $90m on Mad Men

Netflix has bought the rights to stream all seven series of the acclaimed TV show Mad Men, in a deal reported to be worth $90 million. It will pay close to $1 million per episode to show the 91-part series, after signing a deal with producer Lionsgate. Under terms of the the deal, Netflix viewers […]

April 7, 2011

Google criticised for anti-piracy efforts

A US congressional hearing into IP piracy has suggested that Google was falling short in its anti-piracy efforts. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet Subcommittee that is investigating Web sites accused of pirating intellectual property, noted certain of Google’s efforts, such as removing apps connected with […]

April 7, 2011By Colin Mann

Bitbop announces content partners

Jesta Digital has signed contracts with a broad range of  entertainment partners for the launch of Bitbop Germany the company’s wireless subscription service for TV and movies delivered on-demand to consumers’ personal computers, tablets and mobile devices. Initial content partners for Germany include: MTV Networks Germany (MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon), Sony Pictures (Sony Pictures Television, […]

April 6, 2011