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NBC, Fox file sue Redlasso

The lawsuit, comes two months after the television networks complained in a letter to the closely held website that it violated copyright laws by running unauthorised clips and full-length programs. After receiving the letter, the lawsuit charges, “Redlasso, in fact, did not stop reproducing, publicly performing or publicly displaying the network’s programming and content.” Redlasso […]

July 28, 2008

FCC urged to reject MPAA exemption

But the groups said the waiver _will give the largest motion picture production companies veto power over the connections which are used to connect set-top boxes, receivers, high definition televisions, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and other consumer electronics devices, the groups said in their comments. This veto power will give media companies leverage […]

July 25, 2008

MTV South Europe to create branded hostels

MTV South Europe, one of the seven divisions of the global music TV network present in 146 countries, plans to create a network of branded hostels for young tourists. Presenting MTV Italia's autumn program schedule in Milan, CEO Antonio Campo Dall'Orto said that the broadcaster is “sounding out several global entrepreneurs in the hotel business” […]

July 25, 2008

UK crackdown on illegal downloads

The ISPs though have rejected demands from the music industry to cut people’s connections if they ignore repeated warnings. An estimated 6.5 million Britons were involved in illicit music downloads over last 12 months, a trend estimated to cost the music industry up to £1 billion in the next five years. The firms have also […]

July 25, 2008

FCC urged to reject MPAA exemption

Seven public-interest and consumer groups have called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to turn down Hollywood_s request to take control of consumers' TV sets But the groups said the waiver _will give the largest motion picture production companies veto power over the connections which are used to connect set-top boxes, receivers, high definition televisions, […]

July 24, 2008

AOL men back doc site

Three former top executives of AOL are backing a new online video venture being launched aimed at creating a new outlet for documentary feature films, a category that has struggled to gain mainstream attention. Founded by AOL Vice Chairman Emeritus Ted Leonsis, the site, SnagFilms, will offer about 200 feature-length films initially, with about 750 […]

July 18, 2008

Cable Europe welcomes EU copyright review

Cable Europe, welcomed the decision of the European Commission to address the monopolistic way in which copyright collecting societies are organised in Europe. Cable Europe called for a new copyright collecting system that stimulates the development of new digital content services, and ‘future proofs' collections. Cable operators in Europe regard the Commission's decision (to order […]

July 17, 2008

Latens protects Digicable

Latens has been awarded the contract to provide its Latens BCAS next generation conditional access system to Digicable Network (India) to protect and enable a national broadcast cable Pay-TV network with an estimated subscriber base of over 12 million. Latens BCAS is being deployed to cable subscribers over a "HITS" satellite distribution system that is […]

July 16, 2008

YouTube and Viacom privacy compromise

Google has struck a deal to protect the personal data of millions of YouTube users in the $1 billion copyright court case brought against the video-sharing website by Viacom. Under the deal, Google will make user information and IP addresses from its YouTube subsidiary anonymous before handing over the data to Viacom in the US […]

July 16, 2008