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Ofcom to review Digital Economy Act

Ofcom to review Digital Economy Act

Ofcom will review some parts of the much criticised Digital Economy Act, which was rushed through parliament by the previous Labour government before the general election in May, to see…

Research: Online, mobile entertainment offerings captivate consumers

Consumer expenditure on entertainment content is expected to have reached close to $320 billion worldwide last year, with online and mobile media segments experiencing the largest percentage growth. Research carried…

Research: 75% willing to pay for online content

Research from ecommerce platform and strategic ecommerce consulting firm Elastic Path Software has revealed that a surprisingly large portion of online video viewers (75 per cent) are willing to pay…

Research: 23.8% of Internet traffic involves copyrighted work

A study carried out by brand and trademark monitoring firm Envisional found that 23.8 per cent of global Internet traffic involves digital theft, with BitTorrent accounting for almost half (11.4…

Viasat launching new HD channels

Viasat Broadcasting will launch three new HD channels in Sweden at the beginning of March. First out is Viasat’s core brand – TV3 – which will be available also as…

Dailymotion streams Livestation news

Dailymotion streams Livestation news

Dailymotion, the world’s second largest video site, has announced the integration of the Livestation multi channel service. The news service will enable Dailymotion users to access the international news channels…

Rights holders defend Digital Economy Act

A coalition of UK rights holders including the Premier League and trade bodies representing the music, film and TV are preparing to oppose ISPs in the judicial review of legislation…

Name change for Dave?

Name change for Dave?

A trademark battle could mean Dave is forced to change its name after a legal challenge by a branding consultancy. Dave, a London agency owned by Engine, a marketing services…

China adopts more anti-piracy measures

Chinese government’s efforts to protect online intellectual property rights (IPR) will be strengthened this year by promoting the establishment of related industry associations, said Liu Shaodong, an official in the…

New program fights online movie piracy?

New program fights online movie piracy?

Two computer scientists at Ballarat University, Australia, have written a program that can fight against Internet movie piracy. Student Robert Layton and researcher Prof Paul Watters of the university’s Internet…