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UK Government responds to AI and IP report

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has published the Government response to its second report on connected tech, which highlighted concerns from across the creative industries about allowing the developers of AI to mine private intellectual property for profit without sharing with the original creators. The response confirms that […]

January 11, 2024By Colin Mann

Research: EMEA telcos look beyond traditional services

Spending on telecom services and pay-TV services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) increased by 2.4 per cent year on year in 2022, reaching $449 billion (€413bn), according to the Worldwide Semiannual Telecom Services Tracker published by International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC forecasts EMEA spending on telecom and pay-TV services will increase by […]

May 17, 2023

USTR identifies IP-infringing nations

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released its 2023 Special 301 Report on the adequacy and effectiveness of US trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights. “Innovation and creativity are at the heart of American competitiveness. That is why the Biden-Harris Administration’s new story on trade includes lifting […]

April 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Adeia, Fetch TV renew IP licence agreement

Entertainment technologist Adeia has confirmed that Australian content aggregation platform Fetch TV has renewed a multi-year agreement to license Adeia’s media intellectual property (IP) portfolio. “As consumer demand for content aggregation services in Australia grows, market leaders like Fetch are integrating the latest innovations to ensure that viewers have seamless access to a growing selection […]

January 12, 2023

ViacomCBS, CommScope IP content distribution migration

Comms technology specialist CommScope and media & entertainment group ViacomCBS have confirmed that ViacomCBS launched FAVE and migrated its DABL and select SHOWTIME linear channels from satellite to Content Delivery Network (CDN) IP distribution using the CommScope DigiCipher Streaming system. The migration represents the first ViacomCBS services to be fully transitioned from satellite to CDN […]

January 13, 2022

iQIYI reiterates IP protection commitment

Chinese online entertainment service iQIYI has reiterated its commitment to IP protection through technological innovation. Presenting virtually at the Intellectual Property Protection and Business Environment Optimization forum held as part of 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE), Gong Yu, Founder and CEO of iQIYI, expressed his wish for more regulatory guidance on IP protection. “Piracy […]

November 8, 2021By Colin Mann

Report: Pandemic drives broadcasters’ IP adoption

Seventy-one per cent of broadcast and video streaming professionals say that Covid-19 has accelerated the IP adoption process within their organisation, according to the findings of the second annual Broadcast IP Transformation Report  from real-time video streaming and networking solutions provider Haivision. Haivision surveyed its broadcast customers and prospects to gain clearer insights into what […]

March 26, 2021

Report: IP key to economic recovery, defeating pandemic

The ninth annual International IP Index, Recovery Through Ingenuity, from the US Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), which champions innovation and creativity through intellectual property standards, has highlighted the extraordinary role of intellectual property (IP) rights in delivering pandemic-ending solutions. The report evaluates IP rights in 53 global economies — from patent […]

March 25, 2021By Colin Mann

Success for UK regional IP unit

A new unit set up to tackle intellectual property fraud in the north west of England has already seized £1.7 million (€1.98m) worth of fake goods, including clothes, electricals and fireworks. The City of London Police, the lead force for fraud, has partnered with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO)and the North West Regional Organised Crime […]

March 8, 2021By Colin Mann

AAPA calls for EU anti-piracy fight support

In anticipation of several key European Commission proposals such as the Digital Services Act and the EU IP Action Plan, trade body the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has shared its position on how to strengthen the fight against online piracy and the protection of intellectual property rights at the European Union level. The Alliance welcomes […]

November 24, 2020By Colin Mann