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Illegal streaming crackdown disrupts IPTV service

Worcester Trading Standards officers aided by West Mercia Police, in partnership with UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT and BT, executed a warrant on December 14th as part of the continuing fight against illegal streaming. Officers visited two addresses in Worcester and seized a variety of equipment relating to the provision of internet protocol television […]

December 14, 2021By Colin Mann

MPs welcome research on music creators’ streaming earnings

Julian Knight, Chair of the UK House of Commons House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, has welcomed the publication of Government research into how creators earn money through streaming. The Intellectual Property Office published its findings, Music creators’ earnings in the digital era, following the Government Response to the Committee’s Economics of […]

September 24, 2021

EBU: ‘Need for public service media never greater’

IA report from the EBU shows that democracy has declined in two thirds of EBU Member countries, with citizens turning away from politics and public life. The report demonstrates how strong and well-funded public service media (PSM) goes hand-in-hand with a nation’s democratic health. ‘The need for strong public service media has never been greater,’ […]

September 23, 2021

UK government backs music group CMA referral

UK government ministers have referred the case for a market study on the economic impact of dominance by the major music groups to the Competition and Markets Authority, a key recommendation of the DCMS Committee’s Report, Economics of Music Streaming, acknowledging it as a “key moment for the music industry”. The Government Response generated by […]

September 22, 2021By Colin Mann

Illegal streamers targeted in UK-wide initiative

In the past week, investigators from UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT and police officers from Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU), West Yorkshire Police and Dyfed-Powys Police have visited addresses across the UK to serve Cease and Desist notices to individuals suspected of supplying illegal streaming services. The initiative is aimed at preventing the […]

August 12, 2021By Colin Mann