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  1. UK ISPs Called Upon To Police Copyright Infringement

    June 27, 2012 6:17 AM EDT LONDON - U.K. media regulator Ofcom said Tuesday that it expects key legislation against piracy to reach parliament around the end of 2012. New draft measures against illegal downloads outlined in an Ofcom post that are now open for comment " ...

  2. British ISPs BT, TalkTalk Lose Challenge To U.K. Digital Economy Act

    March 06, 2012 9:15 AM EST BT and TalkTalk, two of the United Kingdom's biggest ISPs, have lost their long-running challenge to the U.K. Digital Economy Act, removing one of the main obstacles to the Act finally coming into effect. The court judgment was announced toda ...

  3. Business Matters: Bands Can Now Sign Up for Google+ Pages

    November 07, 2011 7:20 PM EST Google+ Pages + Your Band = Your Band In Google Search Results -- Google has opened up its social network, Google+, to brands and businesses and made it easier for individuals to immediately connect with them. Google+ Pages is the business side of ...

  4. British Telecom ISP Ordered to Block Access To Newzbin2 Filesharing Site

    October 26, 2011 11:28 AM EDT LONDON - British Telecom (BT) has been ordered to block access to the alleged filesharing website Newzbin2 BT has been given 14 days to block access to a website accused of promoting illegal filesharing "on a grand scale" by Hollywood st ...

  5. British High Court Dismisses Digital Economy Act Appeal by ISPs

    April 21, 2011 9:12 AM EDT The British High Court has rejected an appeal from Internet service providers (ISPs) BT and TalkTalk, which challenged the legality of the U.K.'s Digital Economy Act (DEA ). BT and TalkTalk were granted a judicial review in November last year ...

  6. U.K. Telecom Giant BT Planning Music Subscription Service

    March 30, 2011 1:33 PM EDT U.K. telecom giant BT is reported to be working on a music download service that would be available to its 5.5 million broadband customers. According to The Guardian , "BT says it will unveil the product 'in the near future,' while ...

  7. U.K. Govt Says Wants Europe's Best Broadband By 2015

    December 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Britain should have a digital hub in every community to help it build Europe's best broadband network by 2015, which could create up to 600,000 new jobs and add 18 billion pounds ($28 billion) to GDP, the government said. Culture ministers Je ...

  8. UK. Digital Economy Act To Receive Judicial Review

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. ISPs Talk Talk and BT have been granted a temporary victory in their legal challenge against the Digital Economy Act, following a High Court ruling in London. As two of the most vocal critics of the U.K. Digital Economy Act, Talk Talk and BT ...

  9. Ministry Of Sound Suspends P2P Legal Campaign

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance label Ministry of Sound says it will continue to pursue illegal uploaders of its repertoire, despite a blow to its campaign to target individuals and seek compensation. Ministry of Sound has put on hold its campaign, launched in the sum ...

  10. British Court Backs ISP On Customer Data Fears

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BT, the U.K.'s largest Internet Service Provider, has been granted a stay of execution by the U.K. High Court in its challenge to efforts by rights holders seeking customer information without strong evidence of copyright infringement. Chief ...

  11. ISPs' Legal Challenge to U.K. Anti-Piracy Law

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telcos BT and Talk Talk are seeking a judicial review of the Digital Economy Act, which was voted through parliament in April. The BBC reports that the two Internet Service Providers want the High Court to clarify the legality of the new law. ...

  12. U.K. Govt Targets Superfast Broadband Expansion

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The government said it would encourage the expansion of super fast broadband by allowing operators to use other companies' infrastructure to roll out new fibre optic networks. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt also announced he would accept propo ...

  13. Ofcom Publishes U.K. Anti-Piracy Plan

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A proposed code of practice covering the anti-piracy measures for the U.K. has been published by the telecoms regulator Ofcom. It will allow for the implementation of legislative measures contained in the Digital Economy Act. The code is now subje ...

  14. BPI Hits Back At ISP Piracy Cost Claims

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. trade body the BPI claims that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are exaggerating the cost of measures to tackle piracy. The government's Digital Economy Bill, currently being debated in Parliament, would oblige ISPs to detect and notify ...

  15. ISPs Hit Out As U.K. P2P Consultation Ends

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry umbrella trade group U.K. Music has given its backing to suspension of Internet accounts of file-sharers "as a last resort," while Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have shown their strong resistance to any technical s ...

  16. Major Labels Sue Irish ISPs

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have launched a legal action against two Irish Internet Service Providers, including Ireland's second largest telco BT Ireland, to make them take action against illegal file-sharers on their networks. According to the Irish T ...

  17. Carphone To Buy Tiscali U.K.

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British telecoms and retail group Carphone Warehouse has agreed to buy the British assets of Italian Internet service provider Tiscali for £236 million ($355.6 million) in cash, free of debt. Tiscali, with more than €600 million ($805.2 million) i ...

  18. BT Blocks Pirate Bay, P2P Sites Shut

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telco BT and other mobile providers have blocked access to P2P BitTorrent trackers including the Pirate Bay. However, the move is a result of the content that such sites link to, rather than the issue of copyright infringement or the April 17 ...

  19. Virgin Media Rolls Out Superfast Broadband

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Cable operator Virgin Media became the first Internet provider to roll out a mass-market super-fast broadband service in Britain, launching a 50 megabits per second offering. The average broadband speed in Britain is between 4 and 5 MB. Virgin sai ...

  20. BPI Welcomes BT ISP Breakthrough

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leading British broadband service provider BT has begun issuing notices to its subscribers warning it will disconnect them from the Net should they illegally share copyright-protected music on its networks. BT's new stance is seen as another ...

  21. BT Dials-Up Montreux Jazz Fest Sponsor Deal

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telecoms giant BT has forged a three-year agreement to act as main partner and official provider of communications solutions for the Montreux Jazz Festival. Financial terms of the deal, which will also see BT provide Internet hosting for the ...

  22. BT Sponsors IoW Fest

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST British telecommunications giant BT has come on board this year's June 13-15 Isle of Wight Festival as primary sponsor. The Police, Kaiser Chiefs, Sex Pistols and KT Tunstall are among the headliners booked to play the event, which will take ...

  23. New Stream Media Hires O2's Cockett

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. digital media production and distribution firm New Stream Media has poached Matt Cockett, the head of music at British telecoms giant O2, to lead its commerical team. In his new role as commercial director, effective from Nov. 19, Cockett wil ...

  24. Reciva Teams With RealMusic

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reciva Limited, the Cambridge, England-based Internet radio and digital media player specialist, has struck a partnership with U.S. audio streaming firm RealNetworks. Through the agreement, users will be able to access RealMusic through Reciva ...

  25. Universal Strikes Content Pact With BT

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has struck an agreement to supply video-on-demand clips for use on BT Vision, the next-generation TV service run by the British telecommunications network. Tracks will also be offered on Windows-compatible listening devices vi ...

  26. EMI Pacts For Video-On-Demand

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music U.K. has forged a video-on-demand content agreement covering BT Vision, the next-generation TV service of telecoms giant BT which went live today (Dec. 4). Through the pact, EMI will make available all music promos from its catalog, incl ...

  27. Sony BMG, BT Link For New Service

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On-demand offering to debut in the fall. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has signed an agreement to give BT, the British telecommunications giant, early access to the major label’s music videos for a new on-demand entertainment service launching this ...

  28. Sony BMG, BT Link For New Service

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has signed an agreement to give BT, the British telecommunications giant, early access to the major label’s music videos for a new on-demand entertainment service launch Sony BMG Music Entertainment has signed an agree ...

  29. BT Vision Service To Play Emap Music Videos

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service to launch this fall. U.K. publisher and broadcaster Emap has signed a deal to be the exclusive supplier of on-demand music videos to BT Vision, the new U.K. Internet-protocol TV service delivered via broadband networks and scheduled to lau ...

  30. BT Acquires Music Programs For VOD

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Factual music programming is among the key contents recently acquired by U.K. telecoms giant BT Group for BT Vision, its video-on-demand service scheduled to launch this fall. Factual music programming is among the key contents recently acquired b ...

  31. Brit Concert To Rock New York

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Benefit gig to be held Sept. 27. Investment bank HSBC and BMW-owned car brand Mini have come on board as headline sponsors for the Sept. 27 "Britain Rocks New York" benefit concert, to be held at the 2,100-capacity Nokia Theater in the c ...

  32. BT Rings Up Content Deal

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telecommunications giant BT today (April 10) said it has clinched agreements to distribute more than 500 concerts and documentaries on BT Vision, its new on-demand interactive TV service. BT Visi U.K. telecommunications giant BT today (April ...

  33. BT Rings Up Content Deal

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telecommunications giant BT today (April 10) said it has clinched agreements to distribute more than 500 concerts and documentaries on BT Vision, its new on-demand interactive TV service. BT Visi U.K. telecommunications giant BT today (April ...

  34. UMG Revenues Decline In Q4

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group today (Jan. 30) reported revenues of €1.682 billion ($2 billion), down 1.7% on a comparable basis and down 5.2% on a comparable basis at constant exchange rates. Universal Music Group today (Jan. 30) reported reven ...

  35. AM Only to Book Action Action

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Solgot to handle North American bookings. Victory Records act Action Action is now being booked by Nikki Solgot of AM Only. AM Only’s roster includes a diverse line-up of acts such as Tiesto, Tosca, Carl Cox, VNV Nation, BT, The New Deal and The B ...

  36. Warner, BT In Landmark U.K. Accord

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Developing on-demand music programming. Warner Music U.K. will become the first music content provider for the new "TV over Broadband" service to be launched next year in the U.K. by telephone operator British Telecom. The two companies ...

  37. Warner And BT In Landmark U.K. Accord

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music U.K. will become the first music content provider for the new "TV over Broadband" service to be launched next year in the U.K. by telephone operator British Telecom. Warner Music U.K. will become the first music content prov ...

  38. Scissor Sisters, U2 Help Lift Vivendi In H1

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The success of artists U2 and Scissor Sisters helped Vivendi Universal beat first half profit forecasts and raise its target for the year. Vivendi's music business Universal Music Group performed stro The success of artists U2 and Scissor Sis ...

  39. VU, Messier Each Fined €1M

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST French regulators fined Vivendi Universal and its former CEO Jean-Marie Messier €1 million ($1.34 million) each yesterday (Dec. 7) for allegedly misleading investors about the media group's fin French regulators fined Vivendi Unive ...

  40. VU, Messier Each Fined €1M

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST French regulators fined Vivendi Universal and its former CEO Jean-Marie Messier €1 million ($1.34 million) each yesterday (Dec. 7) for allegedly misleading investors about the media group's fin French regulators fined Vivendi Unive ...

  41. BT Bows Digital Music Distribution Services

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST British Telecommunications today (Nov. 23) unveiled a 10-year partnership with U.K. media software developer Blueprint to create two digital music distribution platforms. The B2B systems, Open Royalty British Telecommunications today (Nov. 23) unv ...

  42. BT Bows Digital Music Distribution Services

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST British Telecommunications today (Nov. 23) unveiled a 10-year partnership with U.K. media software developer Blueprint to create two digital music distribution platforms. The B2B systems, Open Royalty British Telecommunications today (Nov. 23) unv ...

  43. Music Growth Softens Vivendi's Sales Slide

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media and telecoms conglomerate Vivendi Universal today said sales fell 12% in the second quarter, less than the market had forecast, as a swing to growth at its music unit and gains in its mobile-pho Media and telecoms conglomerate Vivendi Univer ...

  44. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies and photographs from digital piracy. British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies an ...

  45. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies and photographs from digital piracy. British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies an ...

  46. UMG Takes Hit In 2003

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group recorded an 87% year-on-year slide in operating income in 2003 to €70 million ($85.89 million), while its parent company narrowed its losses. Universal Music Group recorded an 87% year-on-year slide in operating in ...